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What is Venous Sinus Stenosis?

Venous sinus stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing or blockage of the venous sinuses, which are large veins located within the skull that drain blood from the brain. This narrowing can result in impaired blood flow, leading to increased pressure within the brain and potentially causing symptoms such as headaches, vision changes, pulsatile tinnitus, and neurological deficits. Venous sinus stenosis can be congenital or acquired, and it is often associated with conditions such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension or dural arteriovenous fistulas.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of venous sinus stenosis. 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 magnetic resonance venography (MRV) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA), to accurately diagnose venous sinus stenosis and evaluate the extent of the stenosis. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for determining the most appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Options: Dr. Ares offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for venous sinus stenosis, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may involve endovascular procedures such as venous sinus stenting or thrombectomy, or surgical interventions in more complex cases. Dr. Ares carefully evaluates each patient's case to determine the most suitable treatment approach to achieve optimal outcomes.

Advanced Techniques: Dr. Ares is skilled in utilizing advanced techniques for the treatment of venous sinus stenosis. He combines state-of-the-art neuroimaging, endovascular tools, and surgical expertise to perform interventions with precision, minimizing the risk of complications and optimizing patient outcomes.

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

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 venous sinus stenosis in Chicago, IL, Dr. William Ares offers exceptional neurological expertise, utilizing advanced techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat venous sinus stenosis, aiming to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Venous Sinus Stenosis - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL

Venous Sinus Stenosis


Narrowing of the veins draining blood from the brain.


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