For more than a decade, Miami Neuroscience Institute has been a leader in neuroendovascular surgery, and our team of interventional neuroradiologists has expertise that is unrivaled in Florida. As one of the country’s leading interventional neuroradiology programs, we’ve treated more than 6,000 cases over the last 10 years.
Neuroendovascular surgery, also called interventional neuroradiology, uses minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions in the head, neck, spine and brain, including strokes. These treatments use a catheter to access blockages or other problems.
At Miami Neuroscience Institute, we work closely with colleagues in neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery to accurately diagnose and plan endovascular treatments that result in faster recovery and better outcomes.
What conditions are treated with Neuroendovascular Surgery?
Neuroendovascular surgery is used to remove blockages in the brain or treat abnormalities and problems with blood vessels in the brain, head and neck. In some cases, these treatments may be used to stop blood flow to aneurysms or tumors.
Conditions that may benefit from neuroendovascular surgery include:
- Acute ischemic stroke
- Blockages in blood vessels or arteries
- Arteriovenous malformations, or an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain
- Blood vessel ruptures
- Hardening, or stenosis, of blood vessels or arteries
- Head and neck tumors
What type of neuroendovascular treatments are offered at Miami Neuroscience Institute?
All neuroendovascular treatments are catheter-based, which means we insert a catheter into a blood vessel in the wrist or groin. We send the devices we use to treat the condition through the catheter up to the brain.
Some of the neuroendovascular treatments we use include:
- Thrombectomy – This treatment involves removing blood clots from arteries or veins.
- Angioplasty and stenting – Similar to the treatment used for cardiac arteries, this procedure helps widen blood vessels or arteries to lower risk of blockages.
- Coiling – This treatment inserts small metal coils that help clotting the aneurysm, which prevents blood from getting to the aneurysm and causing a rupture.
- Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device placement for aneurysms – This small, woven device helps prevent blood from reaching an aneurysm, which reduces the risk of rupture. Baptist Health South Florida was the first site in South Florida to treat an aneurysm with the WEB device.
- Flow diverters – These treatments use special tubes, known as stents, that prevent blood from flowing to an aneurysm, reducing the risk of rupture. Baptist Health South Florida was the first site in South Florida to use the Surpass Streamline™ Flow Diverter to treat aneurysms.
- Tumor embolization – This treatment helps stop blood flow to a tumor in the brain or spine.
- Endovascular Embolization of vascular malformations of Brain and Spine including ArterioVenous Malformations (AVM) Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (dAVF).
- Arteriovenous Malformation
- Carotid Stenosis
- Cerebral Vasospasm
- Cerebral Venous Sinous Thrombosis
- Chronic Subdural Hematomas
- Head and Neck Vascular Malformations
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
- Ruptured Aneurysm
- Stroke: Acute Large Artery Occlusions
- Endovascular Embolization of Aneurysm
- Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke
- Intra-extracranial Angioplasty and Stenting
- Diagnostic Angiography
- Intra-arterial Infusion of Vasodilators
- Endovascular Embolization of Head and Spine Vascular Malformarions
- Endovascular Embolization of Head and Neck Vascular Malformations
- Endovascular Embolization of Middle Menigeal Artery
- Preoperative Embolization of Brain/Spine Tumors
- Spinal Embolization
- WADA's Testing
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for neuroendovascular treatment, you can expect:
- To be treated like family, with the goal of finding the right treatment strategy for your needs.
- The best interventional neuroradiology available in Florida, with world-renowned specialists who have been leading this field for more than a decade.
- A team dedicated to advancing the field of interventional neuroradiology and bringing the latest techniques and clinical trials to Baptist Health South Florida.
Meet the Team
Neuroendovascular Surgery Clinical Trials
Miami Neuroscience Institute has been at the forefront of neuroendovascular treatment for more than a decade, and we have been the site of many groundbreaking procedures in South Florida. Our team has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the last 10 years, and we are extremely active in neuroscience clinical trials.
Access a full list of neuroscience clinical trials.
Because they are minimally invasive, interventional neuroradiology treatments have faster recovery time and better overall outcomes. If the procedure is elective, most patients go home the day after the procedure.
For stroke, these treatments have been shown to lead to better outcomes and significantly lower mortality rates. Our specialists have been able to decrease stroke mortality rate by five times thanks to endovascular techniques.
While you will likely go home the day after your procedure, the site where we insert the catheter (either the groin or wrist) will need to heal. We usually recommend returning to your normal activities three to five days after the procedure.