Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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Treatment for Hemorrhagic Stroke

For Hemorrhagic stroke surgery is often required to remove pooled blood from the brain and to repair damaged blood vessels. Sometimes, surgery is needed to save the patient's life or to improve the chances of recovery.

The type of surgery depends upon the specific cause of brain bleeding. For example, a hemorrhage due to an aneurysm or AVM requires special treatment

For other types of bleeding, removal of the hematoma may occasionally be needed, especially when bleeding occurs in the back of the brain.

One common problem related to brain bleeding is hydrocephalus, which is the build up of fluid within the brain. A procedure called ventriculostomy may be needed to drain the fluid.