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Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Prevents Stroke

Scripps is transforming neurological medicine

After being diagnosed with an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein in his brain—called a dural fistula—Clive Essakow turned to Scripps for treatment. His neurointerventional surgeon, Dr. John Barr, performed minimally invasive surgery to repair the condition, allowing this avid swimmer to compete in the Alcatraz Invitational with his best time ever.


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