Center of Excellence
Duke University Hospital's Center of Excellence designation by the Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation
recognizes not only our collaborative team of clinical specialists and expertise, but also our active clinical research and patient education efforts. This translates to the most comprehensive care from the beginning, and more treatment options for even the most complex cases.
More Experience, Better Outcomes
Research shows that hospitals and surgeons who perform more surgeries tend to have better outcomes. At Duke, we treat many patients with cavernomas, more than most other centers. Our surgeons are experienced in tackling the most complex cavernomas. You'll be among others from around the region and beyond who travel to Duke for cavernoma care.
Team Approach to Care
Your care team consists of specially trained neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, medical genetics specialists, epileptologists, and others who work together to consider every aspect of your condition. We meet monthly to discuss individual patients and their treatment plans.
We Prioritize Your Convenience
Whenever possible, we schedule multiple appointments with different specialists all in one day. If you have a familial cavernoma and you want to have your family members tested, you can attend appointments together. This saves you time and effort.
Nurse Coordinator Guides Care
Our nurse navigator becomes your one-stop shop for scheduling appointments, coordinating visits, communicating your results, and planning surgery. It’s their job to make your treatment journey easier by guiding you through it step by step, and they are more than willing to answer your questions along the way.
Clinical Research Leaders
We are committed to improving care for people with cavernomas. In fact, Duke researchers helped discover the genes responsible for the familial form of cavernomas. As a Duke patient, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying cavernomas and how to treat them.