Arteriovenous Malformations Expert Care and Diagnosis
If you’re looking for experts to diagnose and treat an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), you need highly trained and experienced neurosurgeons. Turn to our team at UC San Diego Health to help you achieve the best outcome to meet your needs.
Leaders in the Field of Arteriovenous Malformation
As part of the Neurological Institute at UC San Diego Health, we provide comprehensive care informed by the latest research – often conducted by our own faculty. As national leaders in the field, we’ve earned several distinctions:
World-Class Care, Customized for You
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are abnormal connections between the arteries and veins in the brain that usually form before birth. AVMs can restrict the flow of oxygen to neurological tissues. This puts pressure on the brain or spinal cord and causes bleeding. We use three treatment approaches for AVMs that may be used in combination, depending on the size and location of the AVM. These include: