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  • Neurointerventional Surgery is a subspecialty focused on the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases and conditions of the head, neck and spine. This practice is also known as Interventional Neuroradiology or Neurovascular Surgery. Neurointerventional Surgery is a minimally invasive, endovascular approach utilizing microcatheters (tiny tubes) to embolize (close) or recanalize (open) abnormal vessels of the brain and spine. Many conditions that were historically untreatable or required more complex or invasive surgery, can now be treated using this type of surgery.

    The NGPG Neurointerventional Surgery team is part of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center stroke service and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, including:

    • Cerebral aneurysm
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Ischemic stroke
    • Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
    • Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs)
    • Carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries)
    • Intracranial stenosis
    • Certain head and neck tumors
    • Epistaxis (nosebleeds)

    Benefits of Neurointerventional Surgery include:

    • Smaller incisions
    • Faster recovery
    • Less pain than traditional surgery

     

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