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Brain Aneurysm

A world-class team providing you with compassionate, expert treatment.


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Finding advanced solutions for the most challenging diagnosis

The UW Medicine neurosciences team offers expert care for various neurological conditions, including epilepsy, migraines, brain tumors, and diseases requiring surgery or deep brain stimulation. As one of the largest teams in the Pacific Northwest, our fellowship-trained neurologists and neurosurgeons provide immediate, specialized care.

Additionally, UW School of Medicine's position as No. 2 in the nation for federal research funding enables groundbreaking neurological research and clinical trials. Patients have access to new, promising therapies through these trials, often before they become broadly available. All this is just part of the specialized care UW Medicine can offer patients in need. 

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.


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.

"Everyone that I came into contact with at the Brain Aneurysm Center was amazing - anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, everybody. They took the time to answer my questions."

Laurel, UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute patient

Meet with our team of experts

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.


Stephanie H. Chen, MD

Stephanie H. Chen, MD

Dr. Chen specializes in cerebrovascular, endovascular, and brain tumors with focus on inflammation in acute stroke, as well as, the development of new therapies and clinical trials for cerebrovascular disease.

Louis J. Kim, MD, MBA

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

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

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.

"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 is anything I can do down the road, I'm your physician for life.'"

Reza, UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute patient

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Our clinic location

Harborview Medical Center

Brain Aneurysm Center
(Neurological Surgery Clinic)
908 Jefferson St, Ninth & Jefferson Building, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98014

Additional patient resources

Flow diverting stent:

Find out additional information about this procedure used to keep blood in artery from entering into an aneurysm.


Aneurysm clipping:

Learn more about this surgery that is done to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.


Cerebral angiogram:

Discover more about this diagnostic test performed to provide a detailed view of the blood vessels in the brain.


Stent coiling of aneurysm:

Find out more about this minimally invasive procedure that is done to keep a weakened artery from bursting.