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The most comprehensive multi-specialty neurovascular team in the state.

The Department of Neurology at UAMS provides some of the best care in Arkansas for adult patients with neurological disorders, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.

What are neurovascular disorders?

Neurovascular disorders are conditions or abnormailities of the blood vessels that supply to or are within the brain and spine.

Some conditions are:

  • Cerebral or brain aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Vascular malformations of the brain
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Neurovascular Disorder Symptoms

Some symptoms include:

  • Trouble speaking
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Behavioral changes
  • Vision or hearing impairment
  • Trouble walking
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Numbness or weakness on one side
  • Decreased sensation
  • Seizures

What contributes to risk for neurovascular disorders?

Neurovascular disorders may be genetic, and you may be more at-risk based on gender, high blood pressure, smoking, congenital conditions (symptoms presenting in adulthood), head trauma, or unknown factors.

Gamma knife procedure.

What treatment is available?

At UAMS, our experts will provide you with a thorough evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan.

While we offer many cutting-edge procedures, UAMS also has the only facility in Arkansas that offers minimally invasive procedures using the Gamma Knife Perfexion system to treat conditions such as tumors and vascular malformations.


What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms?

If you have any of these symptoms or notice them in someone you know, call 911 or other emergency services right away.