Jeffrey Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Cerebrovascular and Neurointerventional Neurosurgery
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Sean Dempsey

Sean Dempsey, Director of Client Relations and Business Development

The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa California

Mr. Dempsey suffered a seizure and was diagnosed with brain bleeding due to an arteriovenous malformation. Speech mapping and awake microsurgery were required for the resection and cure of the AVM. View Video

Joycelyn Craig

Joycelin Craig, Asst. Director of Exhibit Environment

The Exploratorium, San Francisco

Ms. Craig experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. The aneurysm was eliminated by endovascular coil embolization. She was also diagnosed with a second aneurysm which was unsuitable for coiling, and required a craniotomy with microsurgical clipping at a later date. Because the second aneuysm was unruptured and treated electively, Ms. Craig was able to undergo an additional surgery of the spine to treat a long standing back and pain problem, between the two surgeries. View Video

Thomas Dixon, M.D.

Thomas Dixon, M.D.

Sonoma, California

Dr. Dixon underwent 2 separate surgeries of the cervical and lumbar spine to alleviate longstanding spinal stenosis causing neck and back pain. View Video

Dr. Tomassine Sellers

Dr. Tomassine Sellers, Professor of Education

San Francisco State University

Professor Sellers suffered a seizure and a severe stroke from a ruptured aneurysm. She was initially comatose with left sided paralysis. After the aneurysm was cured by coil embolization and after intensive rehabilitation, she went on to achieve a full neurological recovery. View Video

Joe Orlando

Joe Orlando, Media consultant


When Mr. Orlando was undergoing an MRI scan for treatment of his epilepsy in 2007, an unruptured cerebral aneurysm was found by his neurologist. A craniotomy with microsurgery clip ligation was performed to eliminate the aneurysm. View Video

Regina Galarneau

Regina Galarneau, Business Systems Consultant and World Traveler

San Francisco

Ms. Galarneau was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm on New Years' Eve 2007. She was cured by a craniotomy with clip ligation to eliminate the aneurysm. View Video

Huey Bui

Huey Bui, Manager

North Beach Restaurant, San Francisco

Mr. Bui suffered from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm that was successfully eliminated by endovascular coil embolization. View Video

Christopher Caravaca

Christopher Caravaca, Securities Trader

San Francisco

Mr. Caravaca sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm which was eliminated with endovascular coil embolization. He was also diagnosed with a second unruptured cerebral aneurysm which was treated preemptively by coil embolization, using an intracranial stent. View Video

Robert Kuhn

Robert Kuhn, Data Safety Monitor

UCSF Cancer Center, San Francisco

Mr. Kuhn was presented with an extraordinarily large unruptured cerebral aneurysm which compressed his brain stem and caused progressive left sided paralysis. He benefited from state of the art neurointerventional technology and techniques, including micro coils and intracranial stents. The aneurysm was eliminated by using a combination of these technologies. View Video

Gene Addelman

Gene Addelman

Mr. Addelman suffered a severe, sudden stroke from a blocked basilar artery, which nourishes the brain stem. His stroke caused coma and was nearly fatal, before it was reversed by an emergency endovascular procedure. View Video

Charlotte Addington

Charlotte Addington, Esq.

Ms. Addington, an attorney, suffered a debilitating stroke from blockage of the middle cerebral artery that caused a loss of speech and motor power to the right side of her body. She was rescued by an emergency endovascular procedure. View Video

Robin Douglass

Robin Douglass, Property Manager

San Francisco

Ms. Douglas had been experiencing headaches over a week and eventually went to the emergency room (ER) when the pain became unbearable. She was diagnosed with a large cerebral aneurysm which was eliminated by Dr. Thomas, using a craniotomy and microsurgical clip ligation. View Video

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