I’ve been diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm. What are my next steps?
You may be feeling overwhelmed and worried. The caring team at UW Medicine’s Brain Aneurysm Center understands your concerns. We want you to know that while this is a serious condition, treatment is available with a high rate of success and low risk of complications. We’re ready to answer your questions and discuss your treatment options.
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UW Medicine has brought together an expert team of neurosurgeons who specialize in treating unruptured brain aneurysms. Our surgeons are committed to walking you through the journey and staying with you as you go through the treatment. Even once the surgery is over, they will follow up with you for years after. For most patients, our surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures with faster recovery times.
The Brain Aneurysm Center at Harborview Medical Center is focused on the best possible outcome for each patient. Our neurosurgeons will tailor the right treatment to you so you can get back to living your life.
If you've been recently diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, request a consultation today.
How we treat unruptured brain aneurysms
At UW Medicine’s Brain Aneurysm Center, neurosurgeons focus on the best possible outcome for each patient. Our innovative team has all the tools for both endovascular treatment and microsurgery. Our doctors will stay with you after treatment, following up for years to come.
Meet our neurosurgeons
The nation’s top neurosurgeons, committed to your ongoing care.
Louis J. Kim, MD, MBA
Dr. Kim is fellowship-trained in both open vascular/skull base microsurgery and endovascular techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular diseases.
Michael Levitt, MD
Dr. Levitt provides both microsurgical and endovascular expertise, often in combination, according to each patient’s unique medical needs.
Laligam N. Sekhar, MD
Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly cerebrovascular disorders such as aneurysms.
The UW Medicine Difference
Our team will always be here to support you. As patient Reza put it, “Prior to the surgery, my neurosurgeon and his entire team did a great job to educate us on what we’re getting into, and after the whole process, he said, ‘If there’s anything I can do down the road, I’m your physician for life.’”
Another patient, Laurel, reflected, “Everybody that I came into contact with at the Brain Aneursysm Center was amazing — anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, everybody. They took the time to answer my questions.”
Schedule a consultation today, and we’ll answer your questions about your brain aneurysm diagnosis and help you get clarity on the information you’ve found online, from friends and from other doctors.
Brain Aneurysm Center at Harborview Medical Center
Located at Harborview’s Neurosurgery Clinic, Ninth & Jefferson Building, 908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Harborview Medical Center is the region’s Level 1 trauma center and home to the first Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Washington state. Learn more about neurovascular care.
Additional Patient Resources
Our award-winning team specializes in clear communication of expectations for any procedures we might use to diagnose and treat brain aneurysms. To aid in your preparation, we’ve assembled information to help you understand the details at every step:
Flow diverting stent: Find out additional information about this procedure used to keep blood in artery from entering into an aneurysm.
Cerebral angiogram: Discover more about this diagnostic test performed to provide a detailed view of the blood vessels in the brain.
Aneurysm clipping: Learn more about this surgery that is done to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.