Arteriovenous Malformation Treatment

Clinical expertise & advanced therapies

If you’re seeking a non-invasive procedure with a quick recovery time to help manage your AVM, we have the expertise and resources to develop a unique treatment plan that minimizes risk and meets your goals

Eliminate AVMs Without Surgery

All it takes is one treatment session which lasts about 30 minutes

Most arteriovenous malformations occur in the brain or spine. The cause of brain AVMs is not known and many believe that they are present at birth. Because of this, a diagnosis of AVM might be a surprising or confusing one.

Adding to the surprise is the fact that brain AVMs may not cause any symptoms until the AVM ruptures. If you do experience signs of AVM, some of the early, more minor symptoms, like dizziness, headaches, or visual disturbances, may seem to overlap with those of other illnesses, so it is important to get the correct diagnosis to find the right treatment.

At Alliance Cancer Care, we have physicians that are experienced in effectively treating AVMs with a special type of radiation therapy, known as Radiosurgery or Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Let our radiation oncologists treat your AVM and help prevent any future risks to your health.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy for AVMs

Radiation therapy is a proven treatment option with a low risk of complications


Learn More About AVM

Manage and overcome the risks associated with this condition

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine. The arteries are responsible for taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain and veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. A brain AVM disrupts this vital process. An AVM can occur anywhere in the body, but brain and spinal AVMs present substantial risks when they bleed. The cause of brain AVMs is not known and many believe that they are present at birth.

Treatment options for AVMs depend on their size and location in the body. A special type of radiation therapy, known as Radiosurgery or Stereotactic Radiosurgery, is an effective treatment for many AVMs. During radiation treatment, a narrow x-ray beam is focused on the AVM such that a high dose is concentrated on the AVM with a much lower dose delivered to the rest of the brain. After the procedure, the vessels will gradually degenerate over 1-3 years, eventually closing the AVM, resolving the issue, and eliminating the risk of hemorrhage or stroke.

Highly Focused, Single-dose Radiation Treatment

Radiation therapy offers a non-invasive, safe, and effective option

Precisely Targeted
Radiation therapy allows for highly focused, single-dose radiation treatment that can precisely target small AVMs, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue
Unlike traditional brain surgery, radiation therapy does not require incisions or general anesthesia. This can reduce the risk of bleeding and other health problems
Quick Recovery Time
Radiation therapy has fewer side effects and is typically performed as an outpatient procedure so patients can often return to normal activities within a few days

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