Ayer Neuroscience Institute Neurovascular Program

Our state-of-the-art service excels at providing world-class care for the full spectrum of neurovascular disorders which affect the blood flow in the brain and spinal cord.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary team includes open and endovascular neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, stroke neurologists, neuro-intensivists and specialized physician assistants and nurses. We take pride in creating tailored treatment plans for each patient based on their condition, harnessing the power of evolving medical therapies, innovative neurointerventional procedures and time-tested traditional open neurosurgical techniques. 

Conditions We Treat

There are many different types of neurovascular conditions. Some we treat include:

  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Intracranial atherosclerotic disease
  • Venous sinus stenosis
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • CSF-venous fistulae
  • Cavernous malformations

Screening & Diagnosis

We have advanced diagnostic imaging technology that can help us diagnose various neurovascular conditions. The most versatile is the cerebral angiogram, which provides detailed images of the blood vessels in the brain.

For this outpatient procedure, we insert a catheter into a large blood vessel in your thigh or wrist. The catheter is guided through blood vessels in your neck to look at those in your head. We use contrast dye so we can see the blood vessels and look for abnormalities.

Treatments

While some patients require surgery, many can be monitored carefully for years with imaging and regular follow up. 

Surgery can be complex because there are many blood vessels, nerves and other structures in the area. Historically, surgeons used an open technique when operating, and some patients still need this type of approach. But, our surgical team also has extensive experience in the latest minimally invasive techniques that are less risky and patients recover more quickly. Some treatment options we might recommend include:

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Our Team

Care Coordination

Cassie Call, RN, BSN

Our nurse navigator, Cassie Call, RN, BSN, is here to help patients and their families with all aspects of the care journey. You can always contact her with questions or concerns at Cassie.Call@hhchealth.org or 959.236.4118.

Neurovascular Specialists

Daniel Cavalcanti

 

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Eric Sussman

 

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Middletown, CT 06457
Torrington, CT 06790
Kaitlyn Shortell

 

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Spine Wellness Center - Pain Management
Westport, CT 06880
Mohamed Akli Zetchi

 

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
Milford, CT 06461
Sharon Tokarz

4.8

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Torrington, CT 06790
Inam Kureshi

4.8

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Farmington, CT 06032
Brendan Killory

4.9

Neurosurgery
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Avon, CT 06001
Tapan Mehta

 

Interventional Neuroradiology
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital Department of Neurology
Medical Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
Jennifer Blum

 

Neurology
Primary Care Provider

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital Department of Neurology
Medical Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106