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Neurointerventional Surgery

We treat AVMs, brain aneurysms, skull base tumors, and subarachnoid hemorrhages using minimally invasive surgery.

Explore Our Interventional Neuroradiology Services

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Interventional neuroradiology, also called neurointerventional surgery, neurointerventional radiology, interventional neuroradiology, or endovascular neurosurgery, is a highly specialized field of neurosurgery. The treatment involves tiny incisions and small tools to perform brain surgery.

This approach is less invasive and promotes a faster recovery. Our neurointerventional surgeons participate in the latest research so we can bring patients the newest, most innovative treatments.

From initial diagnosis through recovery, we offer the full range of neurology services with an emphasis on patient- and family-centered care.

Interventional Neuroradiology: Why Choose Memorial Healthcare System?

At our facilities you will find:

Collaborative care teams

Data shows that patients treated by a team of multiple specialists have better outcomes. Our vascular interventional neurologist team meets regularly to collaborate and discuss each of our patients and their treatment plans.

Comprehensive services

When you undergo neurosurgery or interventional neuroradiology with Memorial Healthcare System, you won’t need to go anywhere else for rehabilitation or follow-up care. We offer the full spectrum of neurology services, including neurorehabilitation and a dedicated neurocritical care unit.

The latest treatments

Our neurointerventional surgery team participates in a high volume of clinical trials. Being involved in these studies, we are often among the first to implement the newest technologies and treatments. This research gives us a level of academic expertise not usually found in community health systems.

Patient- and family-centered care

Any condition affecting your brain can be worrisome. From the moment you step foot in one of our facilities, we give you and your family a clear point-of-contact. This designated person is available to support you and your family throughout your treatment and recovery.

We also offer same-day appointments for new diagnoses of brain tumors, aneurysms and AVMs.

Pediatric neurosurgery

Our neurointerventional surgery team works closely with our on-site pediatric neurosurgeons to treat AVMs or aneurysms in children. Many health systems do not have these services available under one roof.

Learn more about our pediatric neurosurgery services.

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Interventional Neuroradiology Brain Surgery Team

The interventional neuroradiology team at Memorial Healthcare System has more than 20 years of experience treating patients in South Florida. Our team includes highly trained medical professionals in:

  • Neurosurgery: These specialists treat injuries or diseases of the brain, spine or related nerves.
  • Neurology: Neurologists are highly trained in treating conditions that affect the brain.
  • Neuropsychology: These specialists provide support for the potential intellectual or emotional impact of a brain condition or injury.
  • Neurocritical care: Patients can recover in our neurocritical care unit after surgery to reduce risk of stroke.
  • Neurorehabilitation: These specialists help patients regain function and independence after a brain injury or surgery.
  • Neuroradiology: Neuroradiologists use advanced imaging techniques to evaluate conditions of the brain, spine, neck, ears, nose or throat.
  • Cerebrovascular surgery: These surgeons offer specialized treatment to repair blood vessels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Interventional Neuroradiology?

In this type of brain surgery, neurointerventional surgeons operate through tiny incisions no larger than the size of a coin. Surgeons use these small openings to insert catheters (flexible, hollow tubes), needles or surgical tools to access brain arteries.

Minimally invasive neurosurgery enables surgeons to see the brain even more clearly than traditional “open” surgery. They insert high-tech cameras that transmit clear images of the brain onto a large screen. These images guide the surgeon’s movements, so they can operate even more precisely. Patients experience less pain and tend to have a faster recovery using this surgical approach.

What Conditions do you Treat?

Neurointerventional surgery uses minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques to treat many conditions, including:

  • Brain tumors: These are abnormal growths in the brain that can be noncancerous or cancerous.
  • Skull base tumors: These growths occur at the base of the skull or behind the eyes and put pressure on the brain.
  • Aneurysms: Brain aneurysms are bulges in the blood vessels of the brain.
  • AVMs: An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a cluster of abnormal blood vessels.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhages: A subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding in the space between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain.
What Treatments do you Offer?

Some of our neurointerventional surgery treatments include:

  • Awake craniotomy: This surgery uses a process where the patient stays awake during the operation.
  • Pituitary surgery: We offer a noninvasive procedure that uses a small surgical microscope to perform surgery through the nose.
  • Stroke care: Because our stroke centers are certified through The Joint Commission, we can use minimally invasive techniques to treat subarachnoid hemorrhages, brain aneurysms or AVMs.

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Meet Dr. Brijesh Mehta, Stroke Intervention and Treatment at Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Meet Dr. Brijesh Mehta, Stroke Intervention and Treatment at Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Brijesh Mehta, MD, Comprehensive Stroke Program and NeuroInterventional Surgery, discusses comprehensive stroke care at Memorial Healthcare System.

Memorial’s surgeons use minimally invasive neurointerventional surgery to quickly treat strokes and reduce a patient’s recovery time.

When a patient is having a stroke, every minute that lapses before treatment can mean the difference between losing and saving critical brain functions.

Dr. Mehta strives to make Memorial Healthcare System a national leader for delivery of stroke care.
Only 10 Years Old, Lance Acts FAST During Mom’s Stroke

Only 10 Years Old, Lance Acts FAST During Mom’s Stroke

When 10-year-old Lance noticed his mom wasn’t doing well he took fast action to get her help.

See how it enabled her to arrive quickly at Memorial Neuroscience Institute so she could survive a stroke and thrive.
Adrian’s Hemorrhagic Stroke Story

Adrian’s Hemorrhagic Stroke Story

Transferring to Memorial from a primary stroke center led to recovery for Adrian, who had a complex, hemorrhagic stroke.
Sandy’s Brain Aneurysm Story – An Amazing Outcome

Sandy’s Brain Aneurysm Story – An Amazing Outcome

Sandy says the care and treatment she received from Memorial when she had a brain aneurysm means she’ll see her grandchildren grow up and her daughters get married.

Watch to see how Norman Ajiboye, MD, Medical Director, Stroke Program, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and our neuroscience team helped Sandy.
Moments that Count – Ethan’s Brain Aneurysm Story

Moments that Count – Ethan’s Brain Aneurysm Story

Ethan’s symptoms started with a headache, and his severe pain persisted so his parents took him he the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ER. Tests revealed he had a large, complex brain aneurysm and an arterial venous fistula.

Watch to see how Norman Ajiboye, MD, neurointerventional surgeon with Memorial Healthcare System, performed minimally invasive brain surgery and how our children’s neurology team, including Tatyana Dubrovsky, MD, pediatric neurologist, were there for Ethan and his family in the moments that count.

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