Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

The treatment of moyamoya and intracranial stenosis begins with radiological studies to confirm the diagnosis and plan for treatment. Moyamoya patients are started on aspirin and asked to stay well hydrated. The definitive treatment for moyamoya is direct cerebral bypass. This surgery dramatically reduces the risk of stroke. Patients can go on to live normal, healthy lives following direct cerebral bypass. This surgery dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in moyamoya patients.

Patients are evaluated and treated in our Cerebral Revascularization Program in the Department of Neurosurgery. The Penn State Cerebral Revascularization Program is one of a few programs in the country that specialize in the treatment of moyamoya with direct bypass.

Patients are seen at our neurosurgery outpatient clinic at 30 Hope Drive, Hershey, PA. Surgeries are performed at the Medical Center at 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA.

Groups, Classes & Support

The Penn State Cerebral Revascularization Program offers resources for patients with moyamoya or intracranial stenosis. To receive further information please call 717-531-0895 or email moyamoya@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Research & Clinical Trials

One of the goals of the Penn State Cerebral Revascularization Program is to increase awareness and understanding of moyamoya and other cerebrovascular diseases (eg, Cerebral Revascularization and Moyamoya Registry). Please contact us at 717-531-0895 or moyamoya@pennstatehealth.psu.edu to learn more about our research and education efforts.

Visit StudyFinder for information on our current clinical trials.

Symptoms, Diagnosis & Outlook

Symptoms

Symptoms of moyamoya and intracranial stenosis include headache, and stroke like symptoms including vision changes, speech difficulties, weakness, and numbness.

Exams & Diagnostic Tests

The surgical treatment for moyamoya is cerebral revascularization with direct cerebral bypass.

Outlook & Prognosis

Following bypass, patients can go on to live normal, healthy lives.

We can help

To schedule an appointment, please call
717-531-3828