Cerebrovascular & Neuroendovascular Program


Cerevebrovascular diseases, including acute ischemic stroke, ruptured brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations are often life threatening conditions that require emergent and subspecialized care to secure the possibility of a good clinical outcome to yield the best possible chances of a full recovery. Ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and aneurysmal subarachoid hemorrhage are but some of the conditions that are frequently evaluated and treated by the neurovascular neurosurgeons, neurologists and interventional neuroradiologists at NJBSC.

Over the past decade, the physicians and surgeons of NJBSC have created a comprehensive neurovascular network that allows for the most immediate evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with stroke, intracranial bleeding and aneurysmal hemorrhage. With over 100 aneurysms, 120 patients with ischemic stroke evaluated and treated annually and with several active neurovascular clinical trials underway, NJBSC represents one of the most experienced and sophisticated neurovascular centers in the northeast.

Central to the development of the program is our well-established and state-of-the-art surgical and endovascular infrastructure allowing for safe and timely treatments including endovascular embolization and stenting of cerebral aneurysms, the treatment of ischemic stroke by embolectomy and mechanical clot lysis, and skill in the most advanced cerebrovascular microsurgical techniques. Perhaps the most vital aspect of the quality of service offered is the tireless dedication to provide continuous 24 hour a day service by experienced physicians and surgeons dedicated to a practice exclusive to neurovascular conditions.

The cornerstone of the neurovascular program at NJBSC is our ability to offer state-of-the-art surgical and endovascular techniques and technologies available to only the highest volume centers in the nation. Flow diversion using the Pipeline embolization device, intracranial stenting and aneurysm coiling, balloon-assisted aneurysm coiling, mechanical revascularization and flow arrest-assisted mechanical revascularization are examples of the most sophisticated endovascular techniques available in the world and are routinely performed by NJBSC physicians and surgeons. Additionally, NJBSC surgeons are experienced in microsurgical clipping of complex or giant intracranial aneurysms, cerebral blood vessel reconstruction and microsurgical extracranial-intracranial bypass.


Daniel E. Walzman, MD, Reza J. Karimi, MD, Bruce Zablow, MD, Ugo Paolucci, MD.