Stroke & Cerebrovascular Care
Lyerly Neurosurgery physicians are at the epicenter of stroke and cerebrovascular care in North Florida and South Georgia,
giving new hope to patients with conditions affecting the blood vessels in the head and neck. Our endovascular surgeons
are passionate about saving lives and preserving quality of life, and offer more advanced treatment options for strokes
and brain aneurysms than any other providers in the area.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Cerebrovascular Care
Many cerebrovascular conditions can be treated using innovative, minimally invasive procedures. Using endovascular techniques,
the neurosurgeon makes a small incision and then navigates through the blood vessels to the area in the head or neck
requiring treatment. This type of intervention can potentially provide the patient with a variety of benefits:
- Smaller incisions and better cosmetic results
- Less post-operative pain and reliance on pain medications
- Minimal blood loss from surgery
- A shorter recovery period
Minimally invasive procedures for stroke, aneurysm and other conditions of the brain are performed in a state-of-the-art Baptist Health facility designed for neurological care,
with specially trained staff to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. The Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is a true center of excellence, transforming
lives every day. Clinical trials at the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center are giving new hope to patients who otherwise were past the window for minimally invasive treatment.
Baptist has more than 20 clinical trials for aneurysms and strokes, including two trials, DAWN and POSITIVE, which depending on the trial, can expand the treatment window
between six and 24 hours after stroke symptoms first begin.
Cerebrovascular Conditions, Tests and Treatments
Cerebrovascular health is important to maintain sufficient blood flow to the brain. When blood vessels feeding the brain are blocked, ruptured, or structurally impaired, this can affect brain
tissue. Common cerebrovascular conditions, test and treatments include:
Our stroke and cerebrovascular team works around the clock to provide innovative care that transforms patients' lives throughout our region.
Dr. Hanel was able to repair the damaged blood vessels in her brain by injecting specialized glue that was guided through a catheter from her femoral artery in her leg up to her brain.
Forty years after watching her mother die from a ruptured brain aneurysm, a new technology helped her escape the same fate.
Valarie Sturgeon’s excruciating headache was an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) that led to a hemorrhagic stroke.
Stroke can occur at any age. Savannah was 5 months pregnant when her brain aneurysm burst.
Assistant State Attorney Rich Mantei was the picture of health. In fact, he was at the gym when his stroke symptoms suddenly appeared.