Treatment

Brain aneurysm treatment

A brain aneurysm can be identified before it ruptures using brain scans. It can then be treated surgically in one of two ways either by carrying out a microvascular clipping or endovascular coiling.

 

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What is it for?

To treat a weak spot in the wall of a blood vessel

Treatment overview

A brain aneurysm can be identified before it ruptures using brain scans. It can then be treated surgically in one of two ways:

  • Microvascular clipping

This involves brain surgery and a craniotomy, an operation that opens up the skull so that the surgeon can get direct access to the aneurysm. A microscope is used to see the details of the blood vessels and to clip off the blood supply that leads to the bulging blood vessel.

Once it has been surgically clipped, a brain aneurysm is considered dealt with and a successful operation then requires no long-term follow up.

  • Endovascular coiling

This is a less invasive technique that does not involve a brain operation through the skull. Instead the surgeon puts a catheter into the artery through a point in the groin, and the tip is guided up to the aneurysm. A guide wire then takes a platinum coil into the ballooned artery so that blood clots there, effectively sealing off the affected vessel.

A brain aneurysm can re-form near to the site where a coil has been placed, so someone who has this second procedure will need long-term follow up with regular MRI scans. If the aneurysm does re-form, endovascular coiling can be repeated.

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Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

 

Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis
     
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