So background info on my first thread (Just been told I have a 'small brain Aneurysm'... but that's all I know?!) but I’m wondering if anyone knows of a good hospital for Aneurysm treatment in the UK?
I see lots of studies say it’s really important, success-wise, to go with a high-volume Nuero centre, and I read one recommendation of ideally somewhere that does over 20 operation per year (though that actual figure was just in one report I read, most that suggest anything seem to say high volume centres are generally more likely to have more experience surgeons & better success rates).. Not sure if that applies to clipping, or endovascular treatments - but I guess makes sense for both?
I’m on the NHS, not private (annoyingly had been considering private insurance about 2 months before they found the Aneurysm, but didn’t get around to it! Grrrr!).
They found my Aneurysm about 3 weeks ago, and the GP sent a referral off about a week and a half ago, but I’ve heard nothing as yet. Love that we have an NHS, but sad about wait times.
Anyway, I’ve been getting odd twinges in my left eye, which is a concern, as it’s a left ophthalmic annie (4mm). So I’m now wondering where the best place to go would be.
I’d asked my GP to try to refer me to the ‘National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery’ in London… But then I saw this thread (though it’s old): Delirium after Elected operation for clipped aneurysm and now am wondering if I made the right decision?
Can we even find out, in the UK, success rates of hospitals/surgeons or how many ANEURYSM treatments (as opposed to general or other Neuro surgery) do each year?
I’ve not got an appointment yet, so I think I may still be able to choose (current NHS rules state you can choose the hospital for your first outpatient appointment - NHS or even private if they do to NHS standards and fees).
So… anyone recommend somewhere good? Mainly I want to get the right advice (watch & wait, endovascular treatment, surgical? I’m hoping not surgical).
Also, I’ve read so many papers (tried to understand them, but can’t always), but from what I can tell, an Ophthalmic is one of the least likely to rupture, but I only read that in one paper. Anyone heard similar?
Thanks in advance - amazing to have a community of people here that are so supportive.
@MartinC I think you’re in the UK? Do you have any thoughts on good centres?