ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERING
FROM AN OPERABLE BRAIN ANEURYSM?
Live in Oregon or Washington?
Oregon’s Most Experienced Brain Aneurysm Specialist
Dr. David Siker has treated more brain aneurysms in the Greater Portland Area than any other physician in the last twenty two years. He has performed over 1100 neurointerventionalist procedures, more than 95% with minimally-invasive techniques that do not require open brain surgery. Dr. Siker has been passionate about these techniques since his graduate training in neurovascular surgery at Georgetown. He was walking through the surgery suite one day when he witnessed a new physician from UCLA treating a brain aneurysm through an artery in the leg. “When I saw that,” says Dr. Siker, “I knew immediately that I would find a way to be that doctor.”
DR. DAVID SIKER
Director of Neurointervention
Legacy Hospital Systems
Dr. Siker Is Your Strongest Advocate
Dr. Siker is committed to treating his own patients with these safer, less expensive, and more efficient techniques, and is an advocate for changing the overall approach to treatment of brain aneurysms. Cutting through the skull with a saw and drill is dangerous, expensive, and puts an enormous and undue amount of stress on the patient’s body, requiring several months’ recovery time. And what’s worse, with the exception of a small percentage of extraordinary cases, it is unnecessary.
‘HOME THE NEXT DAY’
“Since the surgery, I am still been in contact with Dr. Siker, and consider him a friend as well as my doctor. I recommend him to all my friends and I am a confirmed advocate for minimally-invasive procedures to correct problems when possible, and particularly one as serious as this one was.”
BETTY – PORTLAND OREGON
Minimally Invasive Treatment is Safer and Smarter
In the years since he has become one of the pre-eminent specialists in endovascular coiling and flow diversion techniques for treating brain aneurysms. These procedures involve inserting a catheter into an artery in the groin area, and using a stent or platinum coils to reduce blood flow to the aneurysm. It is substantially less risky than a craniotomy, and the patient usually leaves the hospital the next day, immediately able to resume normal daily activities.
MY DOCTOR SINCE 2000
“Dr. Siker explained everything in detail, and made me feel comfortable with the entire experience. I never felt like a patient, more like a friend. The recovery was much quicker and wasn’t as emotionally or physically stressful. I love his passion for what he does and the people he works with.”
KIM – PORTLAND OREGON