Mass General Neuroendovascular Program

Neuroendovascular Program

The Neuroendovascular Program uses minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of neurovascular diseases and spinal disorders.


The mission of the Neuroendovascular Program of the Neurovascular Service at Mass General is to foster the health of patients with neurovascular diseases and spine disorders. Education of patients and physicians is part of our commitment.

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We use a minimally invasive approach to treat neurovascular diseases and spine disorders. Our treatment options provide an alternative to surgery for conditions including cerebral aneurysms, stroke and back pain using endovascular techniques to reach lesions.

In addition, we use the latest imaging technology to provide diagnostic exams for a full range of neurological conditions.

Specialty Expertise

Our doctors are interventional radiologists who focus exclusively on the brain and spinal cord. In addition to the training all radiologists receive, they have extensive education and real-world experience using image-guided procedures to treat specific conditions. They provide office visits and are on-call 24 hours a day.

Read more about our team's research and publications.  

Specialty Training

Our program offers a two-year fellowship to train the next generation of interventional neuroradiologists skilled in advanced techniques to treat neurovascular disease. It focuses on clinical evaluation of patients and diagnostic imaging to develop therapeutic decision-making.

Learn more and find out how to apply.

Partners in Care

As part of the Neurovascular Service, our program provides access to Mass General specialists in neurosurgery, neurology and interventional neuroradiology who collaborate to make treatment recommendations. Our dedicated team of neuroradiologists from the Mass General Department of Radiology includes internationally recognized experts on diseases and injuries of the brain, head, neck and spine.

Our team also delivers care in partnership with the Mass General Fireman Vascular Center, home to one of the only vascular centers in the country with specialists in every area of vascular disease.

Mass General Neurovascular Service

The Neurovascular Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that combines neurosurgery, neurology and interventional neuroradiology. The Interventional Neuroradiology Program of the Neurovascular Service is based in the Department of Radiology and uses minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of neurovascular disease and spinal disorder.

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About this Program

The Neuroendovascular Program of the Neurovascular Service diagnoses and treats conditions that afflict the vascular network of the central nervous system.

Diagnostic Tests and Treatment Planning

In the last decade, neuroradiologists at Mass General have developed advanced imaging techniques for the diagnosis and treatment planning of neurovascular diseases.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Our interventional radiologists use imaging technology to guide small instruments that deliver targeted treatments internally to vascular lesions.

Often out-patient procedures, minimally invasive procedures typically require less recovery time than traditional surgery. In some cases, they can be used to treat previously inoperable lesions.

  • Interventional techniques such as thrombolysis can be useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.
  • Clot-busting techniques such as embolization can be useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke and tumors.
  • Many disease processes of the spine can be treated with percutaneous techniques.

What to Expect

Patients are seen in the office for history, examination and discussion of the various types of treatment options for their particular neurovascular or spine problem. This will include a discussion of risks and benefits of the procedure and all questions are answered. Written consent forms are included in the pre-procedure evaluation. All patients are evaluated as needed by a team of doctors including Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Anesthesia specialists prior to intervention.

For patients: What to expect


Conditions & Diseases


MEET OUR Patients

After Barbara Collard suffered a massive stroke, she missed the window of opportunity to benefit from clot-dissolving drugs. When she arrived by helicopter at Massachusetts General Hospital, her family had to make decisions quickly.

Read her story

The Interventional Neuroendovascular program uses minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions including stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations (e.g., fistulas and stenoses), back, leg and neck pain, and brain, head and neck tumors.

Neurovascular Disease

Spinal Disorders




We are located on the second floor of the Gray Building on the main campus of Mass General in Boston.

Neuroendovascular Program

Neurosurgery Outpatient
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Ph: 617-726-3303
Fx: 617-725-7501

Pager for acute care: #21111

Nurse Practitioners

  Teresa Vander Boom   Marion Growney

Teresa Vanderboom and Marion Growney are Nurse Practitioners in Interventional Neuroradiology. Both have worked at MGH for over a decade. Teresa has nursing experience in the Neuro ICU. Marion has experience in Neuroradiology and Cardiology. They manage outpatient and inpatient Neurovascular and Spine services with the team of physicians. They coordinate care of patients between Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology.





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