Neurovascular

Spectrum Health’s neurovascular program is the leading provider of stroke care in West Michigan, and Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists has the training and expertise to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care to address the great diversity of circulatory disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Fellowship-trained neurovascular and interventional neurologists; vascular neurosurgeons; and neurocritical care, neuroendovascular and neurorehabilitative specialists constitute the core team. Advanced treatment technologies minimize the neurologic impact of cerebrovascular conditions—such as brain aneurysm, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation, subarachnoid hemorrhage and carotid artery disease—and may even reverse the course of serious injury.

Referrals

  • Adult admissions, transfers and emergent consultations (Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital): 888.936.0005
  • Nonemergent referrals and consultations: 616.267.7900

 

 

What We Treat

  • Aneurysms and blood vessel disorders
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Dural arteriovenous fistula
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Spinal AVMs/fistulas
  • Stroke/transient ischemic attacks
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Our fellowship-trained and certified neurointerventionalists diagnose and treat vascular conditions affecting the central nervous system with alternatives to open surgery and procedures that prevent stroke and extend the treatment window for occlusions.

Highlights

  • Aneurysm clipping and coiling
  • AVM embolization
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Intracranial and extracranial carotid and vertebral stenting
  • IV tPA and endovascular treatment for ischemic stroke
  • Microvascular bypass procedures

Programs and Services

Neurodiagnostics

Advanced neuroimaging technology available 24 hours a day for quick and accurate diagnosis and precisely targeted interventions.

Expertise

  • Software to rapidly analyze salvageable brain after stroke for intervention
  • Diffusion and perfusion imaging to assess brain metabolism and blood volume
  • Functional brain imaging for pre-surgical mapping
  • Brain fiber tracking
  • Spectroscopy for noninvasive chemical assessment of lesion composition

Technologies

  • 128-slice CT (capable of dual energy scans)
  • 3T MRI
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Biplane angiography
  • Carotid and transcranial doppler
  • Continuous video/EEG
  • CT angiography
  • Functional MRI
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Mobile CereTom
  • Neuro quantification software and SISCOM
  • PET-CT
  • RAPID perfusion software

Neurovascular Clinic

In one location, your patient and his or her family meet with an interdisciplinary team of specialists to review and discuss treatment and support options. Your patient leaves this appointment with a detailed treatment plan and understanding of “next steps.”

  • Manage symptoms and secondary prevention of neurovascular conditions, such as stroke, both medically and surgically
  • A dedicated nurse navigator who coordinates care and services, provides education and support, and guides your patient and his or her family through the entire treatment process and beyond

Neurocritical Care

Highly specialized medical expertise combined with leading-edge technology for optimal care of critically ill neurosurgical and neurological patients.

  • 24/7 in-house neurocritical care providers and neurotelemetry coverage
  • Immediate access to neurosurgery, interventional radiology, epileptology and neuroradiology experts
  • Specially trained neurocritical care nursing and rehabilitation staff
  • 14 single-bed private patient rooms with full ICU monitoring capabilities and observation windows
  • Mobile CT technology

Neurotrauma

As West Michigan’s only ACS-verified Level 1 Trauma Center, we provide on-staff certified brain injury specialists and 24-hour emergency neurosurgery coverage and neurocritical care for medically complex patients.

Stroke Centers

As a Joint Commission-accredited and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and a leading provider of extensive stroke care, Spectrum Health is committed to fostering better outcomes for stroke patients. Our specialized neurovascular team has the expertise to provide the highest level of medical and surgical stroke treatment.

  • Multidisciplinary stroke response teams to rapidly assess and triage stroke patients 24/7 for IV tPA and endovascular therapy when indicated
  • TIA clinical pathway for urgent diagnostic evaluation and secondary stroke prevention measures
  • Advanced imaging protocols for ischemic stroke patients who present beyond three-hour IV tPA treatment window
    -CTA and CTP identify patients best suited for advanced intervention by pinpointing blocked artery and viable brain tissue
  • Endovascular interventions for ischemic stroke patients
    -Endovascular therapy can extend treatment window for stroke patients
  • Dedicated stroke care units staffed by specially trained nurses
  • Comprehensive neuro rehabilitation services

Outpatient Clinic Location

25 Michigan Street NE, Suite 6100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503