Vascular

Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s vascular team is trained in diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders such as stroke, aneurysm and Arteriovenous malformation.

Vascular

Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s vascular team is trained in diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders such as stroke, aneurysm and Arteriovenous malformation.

ABOUT CULICCHIA NEUROLOGICAL CLINIC NEW ORLEANS AREA VASCULAR SPECIALISTS

Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s vascular team is trained in diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders such as stroke, aneurysm and Arteriovenous malformation. These conditions involve abnormalities involving the veins and arteries that can result in brain hemorrhages. Our team includes neurosurgeons, an interventional neuroradiologist and neurologists trained in treating vascular disorders using minimally invasive techniques and surgery when indicated.

Endovascular coil embolization technique for treating life threatening aneurysms offers patients relief without surgery. An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of a blood vessel. The blood vessel wall becomes weaker in this location. Often an aneurysm resembles a sack of blood attached to one side of the blood vessel. Symptoms usually do not appear until complications develop, which can include hemorrhaging, weakness, numbness, or other loss of nerve function (neurologic deficits) due to pressure from the aneurysm on adjacent brain tissue or because of reduced blood flow caused by a spasm of other blood vessels near a ruptured aneurysm.

Using endovascular coil embolization, Dr. Robert Dawson of Culicchia Neurological Clinic is able to treat brain aneurysms using a tiny catheter, without the trauma and cost of surgery. Using this state-of-the art medical technology, Dr. Dawson inserts a fine catheter into the patient’s blood vessel. A coil or other material is inserted through the catheter and it is directed into the aneurysm. Once it has filled the aneurysm, the risk of bleeding is reduced. Blood can no longer seep inside, cannot rupture or bleed. The coils are permanent and the current recommendations are to re-angiogram at 6 months.

As one of the largest neurological and neurosurgical practices in the New Orleans Gulf South region, Culicchia Neurological Clinic focuses specifically on Neurocare to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.

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During the dark days that followed Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the City of New Orleans, and the chaos that ensued, Officer Kevin Thomas, while on patrol, suffered a gunshot wound to the head while trying to arrest a suspect in Algiers.

He was rushed to West Jefferson Medical Center where Culicchia Neurosurgeon John Steck, MD removed the bullet in extreme conditions, with only emergency power available in the operating room.

Kevin has made a full recovery though he is unable to serve as a police officer. He suffers from occasional seizures but counts his blessings that he is alive and with his family today.

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Being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be perilous and uncertain. As one of the largest Neurological Practices in the New Orleans Gulf South Region, Culicchia Neurological Clinic focuses singularly on Neurocare to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.  We can make a difference.