Specialists in Brain, Head and
Spine Intervention

Our highly trained physicians specialize in minimally invasive image-based technologies and procedures used to diagnose and treat diseases of the head/brain, neck and spine, replacing the need for major invasive surgeries.

What to Know

Our clinic is staffed by the Neurointerventional Specialists of Radiology Associates of Richmond. Depending on the procedure, our physicians have rights at the following state of the art facilities, including Richmond Vascular Center, Johnston — Willis Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Neurovascular Center at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Groundbreaking treatments. Life changing results.

Stroke Treatment
Interventional neuroradiology techniques can also play a large role in stroke treatment when some of the larger blood vessels within the brain are blocked. There are multiple ways to open up blocked arteries by suctioning out the clot and using devices called stent retrievers to remove the clot blocking the blood flow and causing the stroke.

» Learn more about stroke treatment and neurothrombectomy.

Carotid Stenting
Blockages in the carotid arteries can result in a stroke if not properly fixed. The most common way to fix these blockages is with a surgical procedure to open or clean the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy). However, some patients may not be candidates for this procedure. For them, our neurointerventionalists perform carotid stenting to open the blocked vessel and restore blood flow to the brain.

» Learn more about carotid stenting.

Our neurointerventionalists perform several endovascular thrombolytic techniques to deliver drugs directly to a blood clot in the head, neck or spinal cord, including intra-arterial thrombolysis and cerebral venous sinus thrombolysis.

» Learn more about thrombolysis procedures.

Intracranial Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting
Our neurointerventionalists are specialized in the placement of the Wingspan Stent for brain artery blockages (intracranial stenotic lesions). The Wingspan stent is especially designed for the delicate, tapered and curved vessels of the brain and the treatment is used for patients who have intracranial artery disease that hasn't responded to traditional therapies.

» Learn more about the procedure.

Tumor Embolization
Tumors in the head, neck and spinal cord can be difficult to remove surgically because they are so close to vital structures. Our neurointerventionalists perform tumor embolization, which help block blood flow to the tumor—allowing for safer, quicker tumor removal. Tumor embolization can also reduce symptoms and improve patients' quality of life (palliative care).

» Learn more.

Endovascular Embolization for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
For individuals born with arteriovenous malformations (defects in their blood vessels), our neurointerventionalists have advanced training in endovascular embolization — a treatment specially designed to block the blood vessels to eliminate the risk of them bursting or bleeding into the brain or spinal cord.

» Learn more about endovascular embolization for arteriovenous malformations (AVM).

Treatment of Brain Aneurysms — Aneurysm Coiling
Our neuroinerventionalists perform many endovascular aneurysm repair procedures and use different techniques to accomplish this depending on the aneurysm and blood vessel anatomy. The standard treatment for most ruptured aneurysms, as well as many unruptured aneurysms, is a minimally invasive technique called endovascular coil embolization, which has replaced major surgical methods.

» Learn more about brain aneurysm repair procedures.

Temporary Vessel Occlusion and Functional Testing
Temporary balloon occlusion and functional testing is an unusual procedure we perform when one of the blood vessels of the neck or head has a problem that requires we close it off. Fortunately, the brain has several connecting arteries that can take over if one of them is blocked.

» Learn more about the testing and procedure.

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are both techniques to treat compression fractures (broken bones) in the spine, commonly found in people with osteoporosis or those that take certain medications. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are very effective procedures in reducing the severity of symptoms from these fractures and helping the patient regain lost mobility and independence.

» Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.