Neurointerventional Surgery

 

Interventional Neuroradiology (also known as Neurointerventional Surgery or Endovascular Neurosurgery) is a sub-specialty that performs minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, head, neck, and spine. Neurointerventional procedures use state-of-the-art devices and image-guided techniques to deliver treatments through a small puncture in the skin of the groin or arm instead of open surgery.

The neurointerventional radiologists at Texas Radiology Associates oversee a highly skilled team of practitioners to treat some of the most complex neurological diseases. They work as a part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, intensivists, interventionalists, and otolaryngologists to provide complete neurological care. The neurointerventionalradiologists at TRA are all licensed medical doctors who are board-certified in diagnostic radiology, have advanced fellowship training in neurointerventional surgery, interventional radiology, and/or neuroradiology, and are members of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), and/or American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR).

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Innovative Treatment of a Wide Spectrum of Neurological Disease:

There is a wide spectrum of cerebrovascular disease that can be treated by these innovative endovascular techniques which were previously unavailable in the past. Some of the specific disease entities that can be treated by these methods include ruptured and unrupturedbrain aneurysms, stroke, carotid artery disease,arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, osteoporotic and pathologic vertebral fractures, and tumors of the brain, head, neck, and spine. These minimally invasive procedures involve small or no incisions, less pain, and shorter recovery times than traditional open surgery.

Services

Diagnostic

Multimodality imaging techniques for diagnosis of blood vessel disorders of the brain and spine, including cerebral arteriography, venography, and myelography.

Neurointerventional Services

Minimally invasive procedures for treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke, artery stenosis, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, and brain and spinal tumors.

Spine Services

Management of back pain, nerve pain, vertebral tumors, and spinal vascular malformations and fistulas.

Patient Education

Arteriovenous Malformations…

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) occur when an abnormal connection develops between arteries and veins in the brain or dura (i.e. coverings of the brain)

Brain Aneurysms

An aneurysm occurs as a result of a weakening of a blood vessel wall. This results in stretching of that blood vessel wall and development of an outpouching that may be prone to rupture and intracranial bleeding.

Stroke

The treatment of acute ischemic stroke is continuously evolving as new technology develops. The currently available devices are able to retrieve or aspirate clots in the intracranial arteries to remove the blockage and rapidly restore flow to viable brain tissue.