A decade of advanced neurovascular care
The National Brain Aneurysm Center has provided the most advanced diagnostic services and treatment for complex neurovascular conditions since 2002. Watch this video on Celebrating the First 10 Years.
We are located at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before our name change to the National Brain Aneurysm Center in 2008, we were known as the HealthEast Neurovascular Institute.
The Center is a collaboration between HealthEast Care System and a physician team of neurovascular experts:
The foundation of our partnership is a shared belief in a team approach to both diagnosis and treatment. Every patient undergoes evaluation by a team of sub-specialists that includes a vascular neurosurgeon, interventional neuroradiologists and neurologists. This comprehensive assessment means that every patient gets the best treatment option for his or her condition.
From its inception, the National Brain Aneurysm Center has been at the forefront of neurovascular care, with state-of-the-art diagnostic services and the most sophisticated treatments available.
Our advanced technology includes bi-plane angiography, rotational angiography and CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery - a revolutionary technology that allows for non-invasive treatment of tumors and lesions in the head, neck and spine, including some previously considered inoperable. In fact, we were the first facility in the Upper Midwest to offer CyberKnife.
In 2006, we established a unique neurointensive care unit to provide advanced monitoring and treatment for patients after brain surgery. This innovation in critical care improves outcomes for neuro patients by offering around-the-clock care focused on treating the brain.
In 2009, the National Brain Aneurysm Center began partnering with Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater to support their patients who need neurovascular critical care and services. Patients initially seen at Lakeview Hospital and diagnosed with conditions such as stroke, brain aneurysm, AVMs or brain tumors may be transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital to be cared for by our team.
The National Brain Aneurysm Center draws increasing numbers of patients every year from the Upper Midwest and around the country. We continue to grow as leaders in treating some of the toughest neurovascular cases and restoring patients to their best possible quality of life.