Advanced Neurological Care

Advanced Neurological Care

Temecula Valley Hospital offers a comprehensive range of neurological services, including the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other conditions that affect the nervous system, and advanced neurointerventional care.

We have neurologists onsite seven days a week and offer teleneurology services in urgent situations. With this program, we can consult with offsite neurologists and provide remote patient examinations and diagnostic reviews.


Advanced Primary Stroke Center

The multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at Temecula Valley Hospital works to evaluate and treat all stroke patients whenever emergencies occur. The hospital has earned the The Joint Commission's Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification and is also a designated Stroke Receiving Center for Riverside County and San Diego County.

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Neurointerventional Care

The Neurointerventional Suite at Temecula Valley Hospital offers biplane angiography, which is an advanced, minimally invasive technology used to diagnose and treat stroke and other neurological conditions, including:

  • Brain aneurysms
  • Carotid artery blockages
  • Brain and neck tumors
  • Brain bleeding
  • Arteriovenous malformations (a tangle of blood vessels)

Biplane angiography works by using two cameras that rotate around a patient and provide simultaneous front and side views. The technology provides high-definition, 3D images of blood vessels and soft tissue. It also requires fewer injections of contrast dye compared to other procedures, which is beneficial for patients.

Biplane imaging is especially helpful during a procedure called cerebral vascular angiography, which is used to take images of the blood vessels in the brain. The 3D images produced with biplane technology can help locate blockages that cause stroke and can help identify aneurysms and tangles of blood vessels that can lead to stroke. The images can also assist physicians with placing stents and guiding catheters through the brain. Biplane is also used during coiling, a minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow to an aneurysm.


Meet the Medical Directors

Hamed Farid, MD

Hamed Farid, MD

Interventional Neuroradiology Medical Director

Branko Huisa, MD

Branko Huisa, MD

Stroke Medical Director

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