Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Stanford is an international referral center for complex neurovascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord. A multidisciplinary team consisting of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, stroke neurologists and radiation oncologists collaborate closely to design individualized treatment plans combining optimal therapies for each patient's unique needs.

We provide the following treatments:

  • microsurgery
  • endovascular surgery
  • radiosurgery


Our specialties

Over the last 3 1/2 decades, the neurovascular team has treated over 4,300 aneurysms, and almost 3,000 vascular malformations (AVMs, cavernous malformations, and AV fistulas).

Stanford is one of the largest quarternary referral centers internationally for highly specialized neurovascular surgeries, minimally invasive endovascular procedures, and radiation therapies. Occlusive cerebrovascular diseases like carotid artery stenosis and moyamoya disease are also a significant part of Stanford's case volume.

 We are global leaders in the successful diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Angiographically occult vascular malformation/Cavernous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous fistula, including dural and carotid-cavernous types
  • Cerebral ischemia, including cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Dissection of the carotid and other arteries
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Intracranial hemorrhage, including subarachnoid
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Occlusive cerebrovascular disease
  • Stenosis and other diseases of the carotid, basilar and vertebral arteries
  • Stroke
  • Vasculitis

Learn more about the conditions we treat >

Destination center for moyamoya

Patients from all over the world are drawn to Stanford for revascularization bypass surgeries to treat moyamoya disease - a rare disorder where blood vessels in the brain either clot off causing ischemic strokes or bleed leading to brain damage and loss of neurological function. Learn more about our Moyamoya Center >

Leading-edge technology

Our team’s  success with cererebrovascular disorders is aided by technological advances in neuro-imaging, surgical navigation, intra-operative brain monitoring, and novel less invasive surgical techniques to accurately target and treat even the most complex cerebrovascular diseases.

Minimally invasive approaches

Working closely with neuroendovascular specialists Drs.  Huy Do, Rob Dodd,  Jeremy Heit and Nick Telischak, Stanford's cerebrovascular team helps patients with neurovascular conditions like aneurysms, AVMs, carotid artery stenosis, and ischemic stroke using the most efficacious and least invasive techniques available to treat their vascular conditions.


Our Team


Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

Neurointerventional Radiologists

Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
Associate Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery


Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Neurosciences Professor and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Neurology
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery