What is Interventional Neuroradiology?

What is interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery)?

Interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery) is a hybrid specialty that has recently evolved to diagnose and treat a range of neurological diseases. Using x-ray guidance small catheters are guided into the blood vessels of the neck and brain enabling a range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.


What conditions are treatable with interventional neuroradiology (or endovascular neurosurgery)?

Interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery )uses cerebral angiography to diagnose a variety of pathologies, including:

Once these conditions are diagnosed they may be treated using a variety of techniques, for example:

  • Tumors of the brain spinal column can be devascularized by embolization procedures.
  • Aneurysms can be occluded using detachable coils and stents when appropriate.
  • The blood supply to vascular malformations can be reduced with embolization.
  • Stents can be deployed to treat stenosis of the carotid arteries.
  • Lastly intravascular thrombolysis can be used to dissolve blood clots in the major cerebral vessels that are causing stroke.


Frequently neurointerventional procedures are employed as part of a larger treatment plan that incorporates traditional open surgical methods. For example, a brain tumor may be devascularized using neurointerventional techniques prior to surgical resection. 


NEW YORK LOCATIONS

Queens

Queens

Kew Gardens

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
The Brooklyn Spine & Arthritis Center
Lutheran Medical Center

Manhattan

Manhattan

Upper East Side

Long Island

Long Island

Garden City
East Hills
Melville
Massapequa