E. Paul Lindell, M.D., Eugene L. Scharf, M.D., Kelly D. Flemming, M.D., James P. Klaas, M.D., Robert D. Brown Jr., M.D., M.P.H., and Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D., discuss why you should seek neurovascular care at Mayo Clinic and get the diagnosis right the first time.
Imaging is very important in correctly diagnosing patients. Here at Mayo Clinic, there are a vast number of imaging options available to get the right diagnosis for you so that your treatment is not delayed. Our expert teams work together to look at the whole patient individually and determine what is the best course of care.
“It’s important to try as much as possible to treat the patient as one of our family members,” says
Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D. getting the diagnosis right the first time is critical. It offers the patient immediate therapy, it offers closure. Most vascular diseases are very unique to the patient. Being able to treat each patient individually is I think exceedingly important. We have a multidisciplinary evaluation where we look at the whole patient and look at every single thing that could possibly happen and then discuss what is in the patient's best interest. The most common things that we see. Our strokes, aneurysms of the brain are more common than we think, and then we deal with more rare type things, blood vessel abnormalities of the brain. The Mayo model of care really lends itself to the treatment of rare and complicated disease, brain imaging and arterial imaging is extremely important in the field of neuro vascular disease. And here at Mayo, we are so fortunate to have imaging options available at the highest possible quality. We now see inside the body in a way we never did with all sorts of other advances in post processing and analysis of the images. We can make much more specific diagnoses that have been Many, many innovations. The main change over the past 30 years has been the advances in endovascular techniques. Many of these problems can be effectively dealt with with by going through the blood vessels um without the need to expose the brain or the spinal cord. I enjoy working with neurosurgery, neuro radiology and collaborating on these patients that have difficult situations and we want to make their lives better. It's important to try as much as possible to treat the patient as one of our family members. I think that if we're able to do that, you are already a very good doctor because you always worry and you don't take anything for granted.