In this section, you will learn about the field of neurointervention, a specialty that relies on minimally invasive techniques that are transforming surgery and the way certain conditions in the brain and spine are treated.
For your reference, we have included descriptions of many of these conditions – including stroke, aneurysms and spinal compression fractures – and information on how associated neurointerventional therapies are performed. If you or a loved one is suffering with one of these conditions, check out our Physician Locator
in order to determine if there is a physician trained in neurointervention in your area. By educating yourself and taking control of your health, you could have access to advanced treatments that yield positive surgical outcomes while providing such benefits as less pain, shorter recovery time and fewer complications.
CIRA’s fellowship-trained neurointerventional surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the brain, head, neck, spine and spinal cord. With advanced training in image-guided, minimally invasive diagnostic and endovascular surgical techniques, these experts perform neurointerventional procedures in dedicated angiography suites equipped with advanced MRI, CT, CT angiography, ultrasound and X-ray.
For patients, the benefits of neurointerventional surgery are significant and include less risk than with traditional open surgery, smaller incisions, a quicker recovery and substantially less pain. CIRA experts provide neurointerventional surgical care for many conditions that previously were untreatable or required more invasive, open surgical techniques.