Interventional Neurology

Interventional Neurology or Interventional Neuroradiology or Endovascular Neurosurgery is a medical subspecialty specializing in minimally invasive image-based technologies and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head, neck, and spine.

The interventional neurologist uses catheters which are pipe like devices from the thigh or forearm vessels and enter the proposed vessels in the head and neck, brain and spine. From there they will deliver the treatment modalities according to the pathology.

Usual procedures in this speciality includes Angioplasty and stenting, for intracranial and extra cranial carotid artery stenosis, Embolization procedures, for Cerebral aneurysm, Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), Dural arteriovenous malformation/fistula (DAVM/DAVF), Spinal AVM/AVF, Brain tumors, Head and neck tumors and severe epistaxis, treatment of carotico cavernous fistula, vein of galen aneurysmal malformation and intra arterial orbital chemotherapy for orbital malignancies.