What Is Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology?

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