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Vascular Surgery Specialist

FARINeurosurgery

Neurosurgeons & Spine Specialists located in Long Beach, CA

Abnormal or damaged blood vessels in your brain can cause dangerous conditions such as strokes, brain aneurysms, and hemorrhages. At FARINeurosurgery in Long Beach, California, Azadeh Farin, MD, FAANS, FACS, provides thorough evaluations and expert vascular surgery. If you need an experienced neurovascular surgeon, call FARINeurosurgery or schedule a consultation online today.

Vascular Surgery Q&A

What is vascular surgery?

At FARINeurosurgery, Dr. Farin specializes in neurovascular surgery, which focuses on the blood vessels in your brain. She offers operations to repair damaged blood vessels and treat conditions like aneurysms, blood clots, and more. 

Why would I need neurovascular surgery?

Symptoms such as headaches, neck and back pain, dizziness, and changes in your eyesight could be due to neurovascular health issues. Dr. Farin provides thorough exams to evaluate your condition and diagnose conditions, including:

  • Blood vessel malformations
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral vasculitis
  • Narrowing of your arteries
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Vascular surgery might not be the first-line approach to treating these conditions. Still, if noninvasive treatments such as medication don't relieve your condition, Dr. Farin offers state-of-the-art vascular surgery. 

What are some of the available vascular surgery procedures?

Dr. Farin provides a comprehensive range of vascular surgery procedures. 

Cerebral angiography

Angiography is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that allows Dr. Farin to examine the blood vessels in your brain for abnormalities such as aneurysms, arteriosclerosis, blood clots, and tumors. 

During cerebral angiography, Dr. Farin guides a catheter into your brain's blood vessels and injects a contrast dye. Then she uses X-rays to create images of the blood vessels in your brain. 

Aneurysm surgery

Dr. Farin offers several types of surgeries to treat brain aneurysms, including flow diversion, surgical clipping, or endovascular coiling. Whenever possible, she uses minimally invasive techniques, but also offers open surgeries.  

Hematoma removal

You can develop hematomas (blood clots) in your brain from cranial trauma or a ruptured aneurysm. Dr. Farin performs surgeries to remove blood clots, including craniotomy and drainage procedures. 

What should I expect after vascular surgery?

Depending on the type of surgery, you might need to spend a week or more recovering in the hospital. Dr. Farin carefully monitors your recovery, ensuring it's safe for you to go home and continue recuperating. 

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Recovering from neurovascular surgery can take up to three months. Dr. Farin provides routine follow-up appointments to monitor your health and provide additional treatments to manage any remaining symptoms. 

Call FARINeurosurgery or make an appointment online today if you have a neurological condition that requires vascular surgery.