Neurological conditions such as ruptured arteriovenous malformations require immediate response from an experienced cerebrovascular team. Harborview based UW Medicine physicians specialize in treating these complex conditions and in performing the latest procedures when every second counts. New endovascular techniques allow our neurosurgeons to treat AVMs more safely than previously thought possible.
The main modality of treating brain AVMs is microsurgery. Gamma knife radiosurgery is used for AVMs that are located in surgically inaccessible areas of the brain or for patients who are poor candidates for surgery.