About the Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Academic Title: Professor
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Jewell L. Osterholm, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience patients benefit from some of the nation's most experienced neurosurgeons – renowned physicians who write textbooks used to teach advanced neurosurgical techniques to other physicians. Neurosurgeons of the Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery treat a wide range of cerebrovascular disease, including aneurysms and the surgical removal of plaque deposits from the inside of the carotid artery.
These highly trained specialists perform both conventional surgeries and minimally invasive procedures to reduce a patient's risk of stroke and provide alternatives to open surgery. The Division's neurosurgeons treat the most challenging cerebrovascular diseases using such state-of-the-art procedures as endovascular embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery, carotid endarterectomy and microsurgery.
Recently, Jefferson became the first institution in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to have used Pipeline™ Embolization Device, which is ideal for treating very large intracranial aneurysms because it seals off the aneurysms from the arterial blood flow. Because of our experience, our neurosurgeons will be proctoring neurosurgeons at other institutions to ensure its proper use.
In addition, the Jefferson Brain Aneurysm and AVM Center is the largest center in the Delaware Valley, having evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal AVMs.