Cerebral stenosis

Duke's neurosurgeons are expertly equipped to diagnose and treat cerebral stenosis, also known as intracranial stenosis, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is restricted by arteries narrowed or blocked by plaque. We use sophisticated imaging to diagnose the severity of your condition, and aggressively treat brain stenosis to reduce your risk of stroke.

Leaders in cerebrovascular care

Stenosis refers to an artery or any blood vessels that becomes narrowed or blocked due to atherosclerosis, which is a build-up of plaque. Our physicians use sophisticated diagnostic imaging to pinpoint the location of your brain stenosis, and determine your risk for stroke, manage your condition, and recommend the most appropriate treatment. If surgery is recommended, our highly skilled surgeons have the experience to open blockages in the small twisting vessels found deep within the brain.

  • Experienced team approach. Your team will include stroke neurologists who provide comprehensive medical management. If you require stenting, procedures are performed by neurointerventionists who have undergone advanced training in minimally invasive image-based technologies and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head, neck, and spine. They have more than 30 years of experience between them. 
  • Access to the latest research. Our doctors and surgeons participate in several clinical trials to determine the best way to treat brain stenosis. You may be eligible to participate in clinical trials, and undergo the latest treatment options, which may not be widely available.
  • Less invasive therapies. We are experts in minimally invasive and less invasive techniques that repair veins and arteries, reduce brain bleeding, and resume a healthy blood flow.



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