Director: Joseph J. Gemmete, M.D.
Most patients are referred to the University of Michigan Neuro Interventional Division because an imaging study has detected an abnormality within their head, neck, or spine. We realize that this is a very stressful time for patients and their families and that you will want to learn as much as possible about your condition. When you visit us, a physician will meet with you to review the results of your tests, explain what the imaging shows, answer your questions, and recommend next steps for your treatment.
As a first step, most patients will require a cerebral angiogram procedure to determine the best way to proceed with their care. Some may also need to have additional imaging techniques conducted such as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT (computerized tomography) scan to confirm their diagnosis.
Once your condition has been determined we will go over the most common questions and concerns are about that condition and explain all of your possible treatment options — surgical, radiosurgery, or endovascular where necessary. We will explain all procedures in detail including the perceived benefits and any potential risks or complications.
In an effort to alleviate some of your anxiety and to help you better understand your options, we are providing an overview of the conditions that we treat on our website. We encourage you not only to use this information as a resource but also to discuss any questions or concerns that come up during your treatment with your team of providers at U-M.