Cerebral Aneurysms

This happens when on of the normal arteries in the brain develops an area of weakness and then balloons. This is usually inherited and not due high blood pressure. Aneurysms can rupture and cause bleeding in and around the brain (Sub Arachnoid haemorrhage). This is a devastating disease that can strike at any age. Unfortunately the mortality of this disease remains high even in our modern era. Aneurysms can either be operated on by placing a clip over the aneurysm or by endovascular techniques which entail "plugging" the aneurysm.


Dr MJD Jacobsohn qualified in 2007 at the University of Cape Town. He then completed an AO spinal fellowship at the Spinal Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital. He started full time private practice at Mediclinic Vergelegen in 2009 when he joined the established practice of Dr LS Wessels as his associate. A comprehensive range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical pathology are managed by Dr Jacobsohn.


physical address Block 2, Room 9, Mediclinic Vergelegen, Main Road, Somerset West, 7130

telephone number Tel: +27 (0)21 840 7002

email info@drjacobsohn.co.za