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Brain aneurysm is bulging or ballooning of a blood vessel supplying the brain. Brain aneurysms are present in 1 to 2% of population. The commonest age group affected is 40-60 years.

Now with new coils, stents, and flow diverters, more than 90 percent of aneurysms can be treated with this approach.

Dr. Manish Taneja

Neurointervention Specialist, Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic

Conversation with Dr. Manish Taneja, Neurointervention and Brain Aneurysm Specialist and Mount Alvernia Hospital

 

Important Breakthroughs in Treatment of Neurological Conditions:

 

Mount Alvernia: What are some of the most important recent breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological conditions?

Dr. Manish Taneja: One of the most important recent advances has been in clot removal for acute stroke and better endovascular devices for the management of brain aneurysms. Just a decade back, only 50 to 60 percent of aneurysms could be treated with a minimally invasive approach. Now with new coils, stents, and flow diverters, more than 90 percent of aneurysms can be treated with this approach. (We provide care for brain aneurysm treatments at Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic in Singapore.)

Mount Alvernia: Given Singapore’s ageing population, do you think that people are becoming more aware of the modifiable risk factors for conditions such as stroke and dementia, and taking preventive measures?

Dr. Manish Taneja: Our Singapore community is by and large well aware of health-related issues. We are fortunate to have one of the best healthcare systems on the planet in both public and private practice, which is unique. Of course, patient education is a process that is constantly evolving as our understanding and practice evolves.

 

How to Prevent A Neurological Condition:

 

Mount Alvernia: If you were to give Singaporeans one piece of advice in terms of preventing neurological conditions, what would it be?

Dr. Manish Taneja: Please choose an active healthy lifestyle and get check-ups on a regular basis. It is better to prevent a neurological condition, if possible, rather than to treat it. (Read about effective prevention of a brain aneurysm in our blog post, “The Ultimate Guide to Brain Aneurysm”.)

Brain Aneurysm Coiling and Stent

To treat brain aneurysms, Dr. Manish Taneja performs a procedure called coiling, where small platinum coils are inserted into the aneurysm to promote blood clotting, or in some cases, a stent may be placed to provide support and prevent rupture of the blood vessel.

Best Brain Aneurysm Minimally Invasive Treatments with Dr. Manish Taneja

Particularly in the last eight to 10 years, numerous new techniques and procedures have been introduced on a regular basis. When I assisted in my first brain aneurysm coiling in 1999, it took almost eight hours. Today, the same aneurysm can be fixed in under 90 minutes with a less than a one per cent risk of stroke. I see tremendous growth coming over the next few years in neurointerventional treatments for stroke and other vascular conditions affecting the brain and the spine.

How to Look after Your Neurological Health:

 

Mount Alvernia: How do you look after your own neurological and general health in your day to day life?

Dr. Manish Taneja: I exercise regularly stay fit and eat a healthy diet. I also enjoy life to the fullest!

Mount Alvernia: What is the most rewarding or fulfilling aspect of practising neurology?

Dr. Manish Taneja: Getting a patient well. There’s nothing better than hearing a patient who has fully recovered say ‘thank you’ with a smile on their face!

Source: Mount Alvernia Hospital

Our guide to brain aneurysm can help you learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening condition. Moreoever, read our informative blog post, “How to Promote Brain Health: The 7 Pillars”, written by Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic to discover how to promote brain health

Visit the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic for Brain Aneurysm Treatment Options

At our specialized brain aneurysm clinic in Singapore, we are committed to providing expert care and tailored treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients’ health and well-being.

Find the Right Doctor

From family and internal medicine to specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja is the best in the field.

He is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations.

Dr. Manish Taneja also has extensive experience in performing all vascular interventions, non-vascular interventions and interventional oncology procedures.

Brain Aneurysm Resources

Discover brain aneurysm resources that go beyond the basics designed for patients. Understand the meaning of  a brain aneurysm condition, the causes, symptoms, signs, and more. Connect with your brain health.

Put Brain Aneurysm on Your Health Radar

Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

Neurointerventional Treatments

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and pain management. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.