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What is Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM)?

An arterio-venous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels that forms in the brain or spinal cord. In this condition, arteries and veins become connected directly, bypassing the normal capillary network. AVMs can vary in size and location, and their presence can disrupt normal blood flow and increase the risk of bleeding. Symptoms may include headaches, seizures, neurological deficits, or, in some cases, no symptoms at all until a hemorrhage occurs.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arterio-venous malformations (AVMs). His expertise and compassionate care make him the ideal choice for patients seeking effective management of this complex condition.

Accurate Diagnosis: Dr. Ares utilizes advanced imaging techniques, such as cerebral angiography and MRI, to accurately diagnose AVMs and assess their size, location, and characteristics. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for determining the most appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Options: Dr. Ares offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for AVMs, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may include embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery, or microsurgical resection, depending on the characteristics and location of the AVM. Dr. Ares carefully evaluates each patient's case to determine the most suitable treatment approach to achieve the best outcomes.

Advanced Surgical Techniques: Dr. Ares is skilled in utilizing advanced surgical techniques for AVM treatment. He combines state-of-the-art neuroimaging, intraoperative monitoring, and navigation systems to precisely locate and remove AVMs while minimizing the risk of complications and preserving neurological function.

Collaborative Approach: Dr. Ares believes in a collaborative approach to patient care. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including neurologists and radiation oncologists, to ensure comprehensive evaluation and optimal treatment outcomes for patients with AVMs.

Patient-Centered Care: Dr. Ares is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, focusing on each individual's unique needs, concerns, and goals. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the condition, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and actively involved in their healthcare decisions.

If you are seeking expert care for arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) in Chicago, IL, Dr. William Ares offers exceptional neurological expertise, utilizing advanced techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat AVMs, aiming to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM) - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL

Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM)


A tangled web of abnormal blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord.


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