Neurologist reviewing brain scan

Neurology Services

Neurosurgery

Using a collaborative approach, our experts use leading-edge diagnostic tools to identify neurological conditions and treat them with the most effective surgery techniques available. Our minimally invasive surgeries, with smaller incisions and fewer complications, make shorter hospital stays possible for our patients. Interventional neuroradiology uses images to guide tiny instruments through blood vessels, and other pathways of the body, to treat a wide variety of neurological conditions that in the past required surgery.

Treatments include:
  • Clot-busting stroke drug that goes directly to the site of a blockage
  • Removal of the clot causing the stroke
  • Aneurysm therapy by inserting platinum coils into the aneurysm bulge to prevent clotting and rupture
  • Spinal treatments by injecting cement into a fractured vertebra to reinforce the bone
  • Carotid Endarterectomy & Carotid Artery Stenting (below)

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Artery Stenting


Imaging & Clot Retrieval

Our advanced imaging technology allows enhanced views of the brain and blood vessels. These images are used for a variety of minimally invasive approaches to treat neurological conditions. Interventional Neurology Services include:

Biplane Angiography

Biplane 3-D imaging follows the path of blood flow, so the location of a neurological problem can be found quickly and precisely. If a life-threatening blockage is found, a catheter is inserted through a major artery in the leg or arm directly to the stroke site in the brain. Then, a clot-busting drug can be delivered in the case of an ischemic stroke (blockage). And for a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in, or around the brain), coils can be placed to stop the bleeding.

MERCI Clot Retriever

For stroke patients who are not candidates for the clot-busting drug t-PA , an interventional neuroradiologist can use biplane angiography to guide the MERCI (Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia) Clot Retriever — a tiny corkscrew-shaped device — inside a catheter through the blood vessel to the site of the blockage where it can be used to grab the clot for removal.

Penumbra

The Penumbra System is available for stroke patients who are not candidates for the clot-busting drug t-PA. Interventional neuroradiologists can use biplane angiography to guide the Penumbra to a blood clot in the brain. The system removes the blockage using a microcatheter and unique separator system to restore circulation within the brain.