Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
What Is Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology?
Endovascular surgical neuroradiology—also called neurointerventional surgery—is the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord through image-guided navigation within the blood vessels. Neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists use catheters and a small amount of radiation to view and remove cerebral and spinal tumors, malformations and blood clots. This minimally invasive approach requires a much smaller incision, allowing patients to heal faster and experience less risk and less pain than traditional open surgery.
This advanced technology is used to diagnose and treat a variety of neurovascular conditions, including:
- Acute stroke
- Brain and spine tumors
- Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Head and neck tumors
- Intracranial cerebral aneurysms
- Other cerebrovascular disorders