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The Cerebrovascular Center

Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular Center is dedicated to providing the best prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and outcomes for patients with a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders. When developing treatment plans for our patients, we focus on a cooperative, multidisciplinary approach.

Physicians, nurses who are specifically trained in neuroscience, and allied healthcare providers are all involved in the care of our patients. Based on each patient’s individual needs, the team comprises specialists in several areas, including neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology.

The Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular team seeks to serve both the emergent/urgent patient who has suffered stroke or cerebral hemorrhage as well as the elective patient who is stable, but requires diagnosis and treatment for a condition like a cerebral aneurysm. Whether a patient has a blood vessel malfunction or abnormality that can occur in the brain, spinal cord, and neck that requires neurosurgical care, or has suffered a stroke and needs the care of a neurologist, our team is uniquely positioned to help.

Dr. Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez joins the cerebrovascular treatment team

The Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery welcomes cerebrovascular neurosurgeon L. Fernando Gonzalez, M.D. Dr. Gonzalez treats patients with vascular blockages, malformations and ruptures in the brain and spine, including aneurysms, strokes and arteriovenous malformations.

Dr. Gonzalez sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

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Real Progress

The progress of cerebrovascular care at Johns Hopkins is real. The experts on the Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular team stay at the forefront of surgical and neurological techniques and routinely challenge themselves to improve patients' treatment and care by understanding the potential for current and evolving therapies and techniques.

Our success is realized through outstanding care and compliance with consensus-based national standards emphasizing educating healthcare workers and the public about the recognition, prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

We have two Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)-certified facilities, demonstrating our commitment to better patient outcomes: the Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore and the Certified Primary Stroke Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) | William's Story

When William learned his headaches were caused by a complex AVM (arteriovenous malformation: an abnormal tangle of vessels in the brain) and multiple associated brain aneurysms, he traveled to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After many delicate procedures over five months to block blood vessels of the AVM, followed by a major brain surgery to remove the tangle itself, William is now back living his life to the fullest.

Mollie, after her surgery.

Moyamoya | Mollie's Story

A stroke ended Mollie Hudson’s ski vacation in the French Alps and led to the discovery that she had moyamoya, a rare cerebrovascular disease. A second stroke two months later confirmed what was ahead for Mollie if she didn’t undergo the surgery needed to treat the rare condition.

Neurosurgeon Judy Huang, M.D. and the team at the Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular Center successfully treated her. Read her story.

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