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Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Our interventional neuroradiologists perform minimally invasive procedures, including the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, and carotid and vertebrobasilar stenosis.

In addition, Northwestern Medicine neuroradiologists perform spine interventions, percutaneous and non-vascular procedures including:

  • Painful lesions of the bony structures
  • Percutaneous treatment of vertebral compression fractures (vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty)
  • Disk nucleoplasty and IDET (intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty), a minimally invasive treatment for chronic low back pain
  • Epidural and selective nerve root injections


  • Acute Stroke
  • Arteriovenous Fistulae
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Aneurysm
  • CSF Leak
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • External Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Herniated Disk
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Intraspinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Meningioma
  • Nasal Bleeding
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain: Back, Chronic, Discogenic, Facial, Limb and Neck
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spine Compression
  • Vertebral Fractures, Including Osteoporosis

Tests and Treatments

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    It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

    What Is A Stroke?

    A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. It is an emergency situation.