Stroke: Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenting – Endovascular Treatment
Narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the brain can lead to low or no blood supply to the brain causing stroke or stroke-like symptoms. Our specially trained Comprehensive Vascular Neurosurgeons use a minimally invasive cerebral angiogram to assess the severity of the narrowing of blood vessels. This type of minimally invasive treatment begins with a small catheter containing specialized tools/devices being inserted in a blood vessel in the groin (femoral artery) and traveling inside the arteries to reach the neck and brain. Balloons and/or stents are then utilized to reopen and keep open these vessels thus restoring appropriate blood flow to the brain.