Neurointerventional surgeons specialize in minimally invasive brain surgery. They use image-based technologies to diagnose and treat diseases of the head, neck, and spine, including ruptured and non-ruptured brain aneurysms and acute stroke before permanent disability has set in. These surgeries are performed through a small nick made in the skin, through which catheters are guided to targets in the brain, head, neck, or spine, allowing treatment with coil, stents, and balloons.
This subspecialty focus allows these surgeons to deliver complex stroke care and give patients the best chance of surviving this potentially devastating condition. Neurointerventional surgeons also play a vital part in catching and treating diseases and conditions such as aneurysms, carotid atherosclerotic disease, head and neck tumors, traumatic vascular lesions, and others.
Additional Diagnostic Areas of Specialization
- Breast Imaging
- Body Imaging
- General Imaging
- Cardiac Imaging
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging
- Neurological Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- Pediatric Imaging