Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology

At The Mount Sinai Health System, our endovascular neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists diagnose and treat brain and spine disorders using newly developed and rapidly evolving minimally invasive techniques.

Minimally invasive techniques enable your doctor to enter your body through an orifice, puncture wound, or small cut rather than making a large incision. Minimally invasive techniques can be less frightening, less disfiguring, and potentially safer than traditional “open” surgery, and offer a quicker recovery time.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments

In endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology, we use minimally invasive advanced imaging techniques to peer inside your blood vessels to identify blockages, aneurysms, and other vascular abnormalities. We then transmit these images to a computer for analysis and diagnosis.

We use this same technology to open or close off abnormal blood vessels from the inside, without breaking the skin. We use minimally invasive procedures to treat an array of complex neurovascular disorders that had previously required “open” surgery.

Treatment for vascular disorders usually involves opening or closing off a blood vessel. Balloons, stents, and medications are used to open (re-canalize) narrowed passageways. In emergencies such as stroke, your doctor may use medications, such as r-tPA, or a mechanical clot retrieval device, to open the narrowed vessel. These procedures are performed through a catheter.

To close (embolize) a blood vessel to halt bleeding or to prevent bleeding in advance of surgery, your doctor will thread his or her way up to the abnormality using this same type of catheter. He or she will use coils, balloons, stents, or “glues” to close the vessel.

We can help

Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Health System ranks among the nation’s top 25 programs, according to the 2013-2014 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. To learn how we can help you or someone you love using endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology, please call us at 212-241-3457 to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located on the Upper East Side of New York City.