Brain Aneurysm Surgery
In-time treatment of brain aneurysm is very important, because this condition is life-threatening and dangerous. Where to find a clinic and good specialists that can help you? Bonifatius hospital successfully deals with brain aneurysm surgery saving thousands of patients from all corners of the world. Find out why people choose us, and what the peculiarities of the procedure are.
What is brain aneurysm repair surgery?
First, let’s define what brain aneurysm is. When vessels walls become too thin and blood flow is disrupted, it may lead to blood clotting. A bulging blood vessel can tear and disrupt any time, and if that happens, a person may die or suffer from severe brain damage. A brain aneurysm clipping surgery is used to prevent that and ensure normal blood flow within brain.
Symptoms of brain aneurysm
Prior to aneurysm rupture, a person can experience severe headache, pain in neck or eyes. Sometimes there can be no symptoms at all, but an aneurysm can be found during tests like CT scanning and MRI. Most often, symptoms occur when the aneurysm has ruptured and include:
- drooping eyelids;
- numbness in limbs;
- double vision;
- strong headache;
- muscle weakness;
Not all aneurysms require instant treatment. Vessels smaller than 3 millimeters are not likely to break, and are not worth taking brain aneurysm surgery risks.
Types of surgery
Brain aneurysm can be fixed several ways, everything depends on the size of vessel and other aspects like person’s age, overall health, family history of diseases, etc.
This is the most widespread type of surgery during which the surgeon makes an incision on the scalp and created a small opening in the skull. A metal clip is placed in the base of the aneurysm to prevent its rupture. Then the opening is closed and stitched.
In this case, the aneurysm is accessed from the groin: the surgeon makes an incision there and guides a thin wire followed by the catheter to the brain. This tube serves to insert a metal wire into the aneurysm and coil it into a ball that creates a blood clot and prevents aneurysm rupture.
This is an innovative approach: a polymer material is used to cease blood flow through the aneurysm. This material is inserted with a balloon catheter, or a permanent stent.
Brain aneurysm surgery recovery can last for several days, or weeks depending on the success of the operation and other factors. A patient will need to stay in the hospital for several days, if there was no bleeding before it. If there are some complications, hospital stay should last for 1-2 weeks. As a rule, almost no treatment after brain aneurysm surgery is required, though antibiotics can be administered to prevent infection. The doctor may repeat CT scanning or MRI to make sure that the aneurysm is not likely to occur again. Following treatment may depend on the reason of the aneurysm (for instance, high blood pressure, or hardening of vessels).
Specialists of Bonifatius hospital have enough skills and experience to perform surgery for aneurysm in the brain with maximal precision and accuracy. However, some side effects still can take place. These can be:
- Allergic reaction to medications and anesthesia.
- Problems with breathing.
- Infection in brain or around it.
- Brain swelling.
- Strokes and seizures.
If some vital areas of brain were affected, it may cause troubles in speech, muscle movement, memory, vision, balance and some other functions. These problems can be serious or not, and last forever or be temporary.
Anyway, brain aneurysm surgery survival rate is pretty high, and most patients manage to get back to normal everyday activity in a few days after it.
Choose Bonifatius hospital
Why thousands of patients from all over the world prefer our hospital? Bonifatius hospital is truly worth being called one of the most advanced German medical centers, because its specialists deal with the whole gamut of surgeries and procedures and help people with the worst diseases.
About our team
Bonifatius hospital is the place where tens of talented doctors with MD Gerard Kolb in head perform the most complicated surgeries successfully. We apply multi-disciplinary approach and create individual treatment programs for our patients.
Bonifatius hospital features modern facilities and state-of-art equipment to make treatment stress-free and safe. We provide clients with comfortable rooms and worthy catering. Our medical assistants are always ready to help.
Contact our managers via email or phone to get personal recommendations and arrange your trip and treatment. Welcome to Bonifatius hospital – the place where you can get hope and recover from the severest diseases.