With the rapid evolution of neurosurgical techniques, Glendale Adventist Medical Center is proud to offer a wide spectrum of general neurosurgery treatment options, including computer-assisted or image-guided neurosurgery.
The Tria Image Guided Surgery System (pictured at right) employs a powerful computer system to assist neurosurgeons in precisely locating a tumor or lesion. With image-guided technology, neurosurgeons plan each step of the procedure by reviewing different views of a lesion on computer monitors to make sure they are prepared fully for the lesion's relation to critical structures like the optic nerve or brain stem. They then calculate the ideal access to the tumor before the operation. Additionally, during image-guided neurosurgery, the movement of instruments inside the brain can be tracked on a monitor, thus avoiding damage to healthy tissues.
At GAMC, image-guided technology also allows virtual brain surgery on a computerized workstation prior to actual brain surgery.
The neurosurgery program offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological disorders or those with diseases of central or peripheral nervous systems. General and subspecialty care is available. Special areas of expertise include:
- Cerebrovascular microsurgery
- Endovascular neurosurgery
- Cerebral aneurysm surgery and embolization
- Arteriovenous malformation surgery, embolization and radiosurgery
- Cavernous malformations
- Spinal vascular malformations
- EC-IC bypass
- Acute stroke intervention
- Extracranial and intracranial stenting
- Carotid stenosis
- Intracranial atherosclerotic disease
- Moyamoya disease
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Arterial dissections
- Venous sinus thrombosis
- Brain tumors
- Skull base surgery
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
For a referral to a GAMC neurosurgeon, call (818) 409-8100.