The term endovascular means “inside a blood vessel.” Endovascular neurosurgery, also referred to as neurointerventional surgery, uses tools that pass through the blood vessels to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions rather than using open surgery. The neurointerventionalist uses radiology images to help him or her to see the part of the body involved in the procedure.
Healthcare providers in these specialties may also diagnose and treat conditions of the spinal cord using similar techniques, although not through a blood vessel.
These types of procedures are considered minimally invasive as they generally need only a tiny incision instead of a larger incision necessary for open surgery.
Summa Health offers several neurointerventional options.