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View Our Updated Stroke Outcomes Report

The mission of CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center at the St. Cloud Hospital is to provide the best possible stroke care to patients in Central Minnesota. To achieve this mission, we continue to seek opportunities to improve the overall care for stroke patients at St. Cloud Hospital and other Central Minnesota hospitals. In this year’s report, we are happy to present the summary of our initiatives and how they have helped us to achieve our goal.

Download our Stroke Center Outcomes Report (PDF)

Providing an Alternative to Open Brain Surgery

Neurosurgeon Joseph Chabot, DO, evaluates and treats surgical conditions of the brain and spine at St. Cloud Hospital. He also has special interests in endoscopic and open skull base surgery for deep-seated brain tumors and vascular lesions, endoscopic pituitary surgery and minimally invasive approaches to the brain and spine.

View Dr. Chabot's video below to learn more about the benefits offered with the supraorbital approach and the endoscopic endonasal approach.

Click on the following options to learn more about the procedures performed by Dr. Chabot. For more information, call CentraCare Neurosciences at 320-240-2836 or e-mail Dr. Chabot now.

Common endoscopic brain surgery procedures

Performed in partnership with specialists from ear, nose and throat.

  • Pituitary adenoma
    • Functional adenomas
    • Giant adenomas
    • Macroadenomas
  • Craniopharyngioma

  • Meningioma

  • Epidermoid cyst

  • Esthesioneuroblastoma

  • Sinonasal malignancy

  • Chordoma

  • Chondrosarcomas

  • Rathke’s cleft cyst

  • CSF leak

  • Cholesterol granuloma

  • Fibrous dysplasia

  • Basilar invagination

  • Osteomyelitis

Benefits of endoscopic brain surgery

  • Results in less pain for the patient
  • Faster recovery time than open brain surgery
  • Reduced risk of brain trauma
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Reduced hospital stay

Common skull-based brain procedures

Performed in partnership with specialists from ear, nose and throat.

  • Acoustic neuroma

  • Meningioma

    • Petroclival meningioma

    • Olfactory groove meningioma

    • Foramen magnum meningioma

  • Schwannoma

  • Complex aneurysms

  • Chordomas

  • Paraganglioma/glomus tumor

  • Chiari malformation

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Hemifacial spasm

Extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery helps patients with stroke, aneurysm or skull-based tumors

Patients with symptomatic obstruction of the arteries inside the brain have a high risk of subsequent stroke. Anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents may not be effective for many of these patients. Extracranial-intracranial (Ec-Ic) arterial bypass surgery is a treatment option for select patients.

EC IC bypass

The procedure is performed by highly skilled neurosurgeons who have undergone extensive training in microvascular neurosurgery. Successful surgical outcomes are based on very selective preoperative criteria and surgeon experience. Ec-Ic bypass is appropriate for some patients who experience recurrent TIAs despite best medical management. In addition, the surgical treatment of complex aneurysms and skull-based tumors may occasionally require Ec-Ic bypass surgery to maintain cerebral blood flow.

The Neurosurgery department of CentraCare Neurosciences now offers full neurovascular services, including Ec-Ic bypass surgery.

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