Neuro interventional surgery is a relatively new specialty in which radiologists use minimally invasive techniques to treat a variety of abnormalities in the arteries and veins of the brain, head, neck, and spine. These radiologists have completed additional fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology (also called endovascular surgical neuroradiology) after their radiology residency at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country.
With these procedures, a catheter is passed through the arteries or veins, usually starting from the groin, to the location of the abnormality. The abnormality is then repaired. This most commonly involves blocking off an abnormal vessel or opening up a vessel has become blocked due to disease.
These techniques were originally developed to support traditional surgery rather than take the place of it. However, they have gained increasing acceptance and are in many situations considered the "first line" treatment for certain types of abnormalities. Many neuro interventional procedures have the potential to treat conditions that may otherwise untreatable.
Neuro interventional procedures are complex and demanding, and are often coordinated by teams of specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology. Radiology Imaging Associates is pleased to offer the full range of interventional neuroradiology procedures.
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