The vascular system contains vessels responsible for carrying blood throughout our bodies. Disruptions in the vascular system often result in pain, dysfunction as well as more severe complications. The good news is that, when diagnosed early, patients have more options for treatment.
Endovascular neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery, providing a minimally invasive approach to vascular surgery. Endovascular neurosurgeons use catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. Unlike vascular surgery, endovascular surgery is not an open procedure. Most commonly, endovascular surgery is performed through needle puncture and a sheath. Using very small cuts, a thin, long tube called a catheter is placed inside the blood vessel to repair it.
Everyone is at risk of vascular disease, and nearly one out of two people will suffer from it in their lifetime. When a blocked artery causes blood flow to the brain to weaken, endovascular neurosurgery is often required. Mercy Health neurosurgeons are here to provide high-quality, compassionate care as we work to keep you well in mind, body and spirit.
Advantages of endovascular neurosurgery include smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to usual activities. Endovascular neurosurgery is also a great option for patients who need surgery, but due to other conditions, are at high risk for complications.
Endovascular Neurosurgeries We Offer
- Thromolytic therapy
- Endovascular coiling
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Cerebral angiography
- Carotid angioplasty (stenting)
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