Dr. Babu Welch
24 years experience male
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The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Babu G. Welch, M.D., focuses his career on the evaluation and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders – guiding patients through the full range of treatment options available to them. He is experienced in a comprehensive range of neurosurgical therapies, including microsurgical techniques, extracranial to intracranial bypass surgery, skull base surgery, and carotid surgery. Dr. Welch’s academic endeavors include publications and lectures centered on the topics of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He is frequently an invited lecturer to his peers in the national and international communities that treat patients with aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid disease, and stroke. He contributes to the emergence of new neurosurgical techniques through research and as an author of texts on the subject of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. As the Director of the UT Southwestern Microvascular Laboratory he instructs residents in approaches to the skull base and microvascular technique. UT Southwestern is benefiting from Dr. Welch’s collaborations with the Utrecht Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands, by making our medical center one of only three sites in the U.S. for the use of a revolutionary laser technique for cerebrovascular bypass, that began in May of 2008. Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Welch received educational degrees from Morehouse College and Howard University College of Medicine, where he pursued his interests in the sciences, world literature and Spanish culture. He completed his general neurosurgical training at the George Washington University Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) where he gained significant experience under the tutelage of Dr. Anthony J. Caputy and Dr. Laligam Sekhar. He then completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at UT Southwestern with Dr. Duke Samson. Dr. Welch is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Heart Association (Stroke Section), and the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery. He maintains fluency in Spanish and is an avid cyclist.
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United States: Texas
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A member asked:
No: This is kind of a semantic answer. Dissolving plaque is rare to begin with and a realistic goal is stability. It is best to think of this plaque dissolving more like being smooth out over time. But if there are pits/nooks/crannies (call it what you like) there can still be tumbling blood that can clot and cause stroke. Any symptom should be discussed with your neurologist.
A 60-year-old female asked:
The opposite : I would suggest that long term poorly controlled blood pressure would have an effect on your smaller blood vessels. We see small vessel strokes more commonly in this patient population.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Not "ALL": The treatment of avms is should involve mutliple specialists these days. Some of the more recent research suggests that treatment through the arteries is dangerous but it is important to realize that many of those treatments did not involve a team of doctors treating the patients. Make sure you involve an experienced team of mds in treatment recommendations regarding your avm.
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Jul 2, 2013
Dr. Welch is a skilled and compassionate neurosurgeon. He offers the best of care with intellect and thoughtfulness
May 18, 2013
Dr. Welch is a top echelon expert in cerebrovascular disease management.
Jun 28, 2013
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Education & Training
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University College of Medicine, DC
UT Southwestern Medical Center
George Washington University Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Howard University Hospital