Neuro Interventional Radiology
The Division of Neurointerventional Radiology provides minimally-invasive treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke, and other vascular diseases of the central nervous system. Our team includes three subspecialized neurointerventional radiologists – the most experienced team in the Lehigh Valley. Since our division was founded over a decade ago, we have treated hundreds of brain aneurysms and strokes and performed thousands of diagnostic cerebral angiography procedures.
The practice of neurointerventional radiology involves image-guided, minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of vascular disorders of the central nervous system and also includes percutaneous minimally invasive spinal procedures. In addition to acute ischemic stroke and brain aneurysms (ruptured and non-ruptured), we provide treatment for brain and spinal arterio-venous malformations, dural arterio-venous fistulae, and vascular malformations of the head and neck. In addition to carotid artery stenting, we perform angioplasty and stenting for symptomatic disease involving other major arteries of the head and neck. Our practice also includes pre-operative tumor embolizations and embolization for patients with intractable epistaxis (severe nose bleeds).
Our minimally-invasive spine techniques include vertebral augmentation (often called vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty), biopsies, epidural steroid injections, and other procedures for the alleviation of spinal and peripheral nerve and joint pain.
Our 3 neurointerventional radiologists have access to 3 state-of-the-art interventional suites, 2 of which are biplane neuro-angiography units. The service provides 24/7 coverage and works closely with departments such as Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neurocritical care.
The Division of Neurointerventional Radiology has participated in national and international stroke trials as well as safety and efficacy trials of novel neurointerventional devices.
Our service is based at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest campus. Our hospital was the 1st in Pennsylvania – and one of the first 3 in the nation – to achieve Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.