Cerebrovascular Care


Dr. Birnbaum Performs Surgery with Comaneci device.

June 3, 2021

Lee Birnbaum, M.D., recently performed surgery to treat an aneurysm using the Comaneci device, an adjustable remodeling mesh that assists physicians with embolization. You can read more about this successful surgery by visiting this link.



Dr. Lee Birnbaum smiling for his staff photo.

Coronavirus Fears and Stroke Care

June 5, 2020

Lee Birnbaum, M.D., was recently interviewed for a KABB news segment to discuss how the fear of coronavirus infection is keeping some people from getting evaluated for stroke care. Dr. Birnbaum encouraged viewers to seek medical attention for stroke as quickly as possible in order to maximize the efficacy of treatment. You can watch the […]



National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Dr. Mascitelli

May 30, 2020

Justin R. Mascitelli, M.D., recently coauthored a blog post for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The article explores the advancements that have been made in the treatment and care of stroke patients and touches on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on those seeking medical […]


National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Make a Change

May 29, 2020

As National Stroke Awareness Month comes to a close, we encourage all of our patients, friends, and families to reflect on their daily routine and look for ways to reduce their risk for stroke. Adjusting diet, increasing physical activity, and learning how to monitor blood pressure are three small changes that you can make today. […]


National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Coronavirus Concerns

May 27, 2020

In a news release recently published by UT Health, Drs. Lee Birnbaum and Justin Mascitelli explored the potential impact that coronavirus anxiety might be having on hospital stroke admissions.The doctors assured readers that medical personnel at all care levels are equipped with strict infection control protocols, so there is no reason to delay seeking treatment. […]


National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – STRAC Collaboration

May 20, 2020

For several years, the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UT Health have been working with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) to create an organized stroke care system. One important milestone within that process has been the recent implementation of pre-hospital stroke triage in Bexar County. By evaluating people with certain symptoms and […]


National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – The Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry

May 18, 2020

We are excited to announce that the UT Health Department of Neurosurgery will be joining a multicenter stroke repository headed by the Medical University of South Carolina. The Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry (STAR) will track the treatment of stroke and aneurysm across the globe with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes by creating […]



National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – F.A.S.T.

May 12, 2020

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so now is the perfect time to review the common warning signs of stroke so that you’ll be able to act F.A.S.T during an emergency. Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or feel numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the smile uneven? Arm Weakness: […]