Neurological Conditions We Treat
Having experienced neurologists in Denison, Texas brings quality care close to home. Our specialists treat patients in a wide range of conditions, including:
An acute stroke is caused by a disruption in the blood supply of the brain. There are two types of acute stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic.
An ischemic stroke is caused when a blood vessel is blocked by a blood clot. This causes blood supply in that region of the brain to be cut off to a region of the brain.
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain bleeds. This can be triggered by an artery malformation or when an aneurysm bursts.
Treatment varies depending on the type of stroke. Medication and blood vessel surgery can be suggested depending on your case.
An intracranial hemorrhage is a type of hemorrhagic stroke. Intracranial hemorrhage is characterized by bleeding into the brain tissue.
Common symptoms include headache, nausea and vomiting. Loss of consciousness and numbness on one side of the body are indicators of needing immediate medical attention.
Immediate treatment to stop the bleeding and relieve pressure is vital. Brain pressure caused by intracranial hemorrhages can cause critical damage to the brain that cannot be undone.
A brain aneurysm is a widening or ballooning of a blood vessel in the brain. It can be caused by a weakness in the artery walls. Most brain aneurysms are symptomless until they rupture.
Symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm may include a sudden and severe headache, nausea, vomiting and loss of consciousness. The signs of a stroke are very similar to a brain aneurysm.
Treatment depends on the size and location of the aneurysm and whether it has burst. One possible treatment for a ruptured brain aneurysm is surgical clipping. A less invasive approach is an endovascular treatment.
Carotid Artery Blockages
A carotid artery blockage occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque buildup. These arteries supply blood to the brain. As a result, it puts patients at a high risk of stroke and other serious complications. Symptoms include dizziness, sudden and severe headache and numbness on one side of the body.
Treatment varies depending on the severity of the blockage. The goal is to prevent a stroke from happening. Aspirin and blood thinners can prevent clots. Carotid endarterectomy is the most common surgery for severe blockages.
The Neurointerventional Suite at Texoma Medical Center offers advanced, minimally invasive technology. These are used to diagnose and treat stroke and other neurological conditions.
This biplane procedure works by using two cameras that rotate around a patient and provide simultaneous front and side views. The technology provides high-definition, 3D images of blood vessels and soft tissue. It also requires fewer injections of contrast dye compared to other procedures, which is beneficial for the patient.
Biplane imaging is especially helpful during a procedure called cerebral vascular angiography. This is used to take images of the blood vessels in the brain.
The 3D images produced with biplane technology. It can help locate blockages that cause strokes. It can help identify aneurysms and tangles of blood vessels that can lead to stroke.
The images can also assist physicians with placing stents and guiding catheters through the brain. Biplane is also used during coiling, a minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow to an aneurysm.
Texoma Medical Plaza
5012 S. US Hwy 75, Suite 230
Denison, Texas 75020