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The Division of Neurointerventional Imaging performs minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to treat vascular diseases of the central nervous system and spine.
Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FSIR Chief, Neurointerventional Imaging DivisionChief, NeuroInterventionalSpine Service Best of Boston: Top Docs 2002 - 2015 (Specialty: Neuroradiology)
Interventional Neuroradiology / Endovascular Neurosurgery is a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of vascular diseases of the central nervous system and spine. Conditions in the past that would have required surgical intervention such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, stenosis and tumors of the brain, head and neck can be considered for treatment by using an endovascular approach to reach the lesion. Interventional techniques such as thrombolysis are also useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Many disease processes of the spine may also be treated utilizing percutaneous techniques. These image-guided therapies facilitate treatment of previously untreatable or difficult lesions.
Physicians from our group provide office visits and are on call 24 hours a day. Our service works in collaboration with the Neurosurgery and Neurology Departments at Massachusetts General Hospital to insure patients receive optimal treatment planning and therapy. This includes a weekly Cerebrovascular conference to review potential cases for treatment.
Members of this group hold leadership positions in national societies and help lead cutting-edge clinical research. The multidisciplinary team includes doctors for all of the neurovascular specialties—a unique advantage.
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