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Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

See the specialists who treat such conditions as brain aneurysm, brain tumor, and other related neurosurgical disorders.

FAQs about Moyamoya Disease

How can I schedule an appointment?
Email us at, call us at (516) 562-3064 or fill out our Request an Appointment form.

What is Moyamoya disease?

Moyamoya disease is a vascular disease of the brain characterized by progressive blockage of the large branches of the internal carotid artery of the brain.  Patients present with symptoms related to this vessel blockage resulting in stroke, transient neurologic deficit and seizure.

Who gets Moyamoya disease?
Moyamoya disease is most commonly seen in patients of Asian descent, however, patients of all races can develop the disease. It is most commonly seen in children and young adults.

What are the treatments?  
The only surgical treatment is revascularization of the brain utilizing either an indirect or direct vascular graft.

What is the procedure for diagnosis and treatment?

  • Diagnostics. Patients are evaluated by our clinical staff and then are required to complete a three component diagnostic evaluation including hemispheric perfusion imaging, MRI and MRA with NOVA® vessel flow testing and diagnostic angiography.
  • Conferencing. Patient's testing is reviewed in a multidisiplinary cerebrovascular conference held twice per month and a treatment recommendation is made.
  • Treatment. Patients are recommended to undergo either surgical revascularization or medical therapy.
  • Follow up. Surgical patients require follow-up MRA imaging at 3 months and angiography at 6 months.  Medical patients have their follow-up tailored to their unique presentation and subsequent symptom pattern.

What will I receive after my consultation?
Each patient receives a podcast of his or her imaging with a full explanation of the treatment plan.

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