Learn more about Vascular Neurology Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Vascular Neurology Specialists

A vascular neurologist specializes in caring for people with cerebrovascular problems. This includes the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. Vascular neurologists diagnose and treat many cerebrovascular diseases and events, including stroke, brain aneurysm, and spinal cord hemorrhage. Vascular neurologists are also experts in preventing and reducing complications and disability from cerebrovascular problems.

A vascular neurologist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about cerebrovascular health and disease prevention

  • Performs a physical exam that includes evaluation of blood pressure, vital signs, general health, and brain and nervous system health

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, such as stroke

  • Provides direct care for cerebrovascular conditions in the office, outpatient setting, clinic, and hospital

  • Screens, treats, and monitors conditions that increase the risk of serious brain and spinal cord conditions, such as a head injury

  • Performs certain procedures, such as lumbar puncture

  • Works closely with your primary care doctor, other specialists, and members of your healthcare team to provide optimal care

Vascular neurologists may also be known by the following names: brain blood vessel doctor, stroke specialist, brain doctor, and brain specialist.

There are 12 specialists practicing Vascular Neurology in Louisiana with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 19 hospitals in Louisiana with affiliated Vascular Neurology specialists, including Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center.

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