Dolores’ Story: Treatment for a Brain Aneurysm

When Dolores Castillo learned she had an aneurysm in her carotid artery, she knew she had to do something about it. Soon.

She was referred to Demetrius Lopez, MD, a neuroendovascular surgeon at Rush.

“I felt totally comfortable with him, I liked his bedside manner, and ultimately he was the doctor that I chose,” she says. “He spent a lot of time with me and explained the procedure.”

Under the care of Lopes and the neuroendovascular team at Rush, she underwent a cerebral stenting procedure to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing.

“I think when you mention brain surgery, it sounds like a serious surgery, and it was,” she says. “But I’m doing everything that I did normally. I’m active, I do yoga, I run, and my recovery was a lot shorter than expected.”

As for her experience at Rush: “I felt like I was in a boutique hotel, and I was in downtown Chicago. It was really that good.”

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