- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise and experience in treating brain arteriovenous malformations and other brain and nervous system conditions (neurological conditions). Doctors evaluate and treat more than 300 people with brain arteriovenous malformations each year.
- Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in brain conditions (neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), brain imaging (neuroradiologists) and other areas work together as an integrated, coordinated team to diagnose brain AVMs and develop the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
- Individualized treatment. Doctors will discuss with you all your treatment options and develop an individualized treatment plan based on your risk of complications, the location and size of the brain AVM, and your overall health.
- Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, your testing and treatment can be done in days, not weeks. The team performs many surgeries to treat brain arteriovenous malformations, from the simplest to the most complex condition.
- Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating brain AVMs with surgical removal, stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular embolization. Doctors may also use awake brain surgery during surgical removal.
- Research. Doctors study new and improved diagnostic techniques and treatment options for brain arteriovenous malformations.
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