Conditions & Procedures
At Northside Hospital's Neuroscience Institute, our expert physicians and staff are prepared to treat the following conditions and more:
- AVM (Arterio-venous Malformations)
- Brain tumors
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Peripheral Nerve Disorder
- Spinal disorders
- Spinal tumors
The Neuroscience Institute at Northside Hospital prides itself on being able to provide technological advanced minimally-invasive treatment options for various neurological conditions, including:
- Arterio-Venous Malformation Embolization
- This minimally invasive procedure involves the insertion of a catheter ito the site of the AVM and delivers a glue-like substance to eliminate blood flow to the malformation.
- Carotid Artery Stenting
- Carotid Artery Stenting is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to open narrowed carotid arteries. A catheter is inserted and advanced into the carotid artery, which can then be opened and/or stented.
- Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling
- Aneurysm Coiling involves the insertion of a catheter to the site of the aneurysm. Very small wires are then used to fill the aneurysm, cutting off the blood flow to the clot and preventing rupture.
- Computer Navigated Assisted Cranial & Spinal Surgery
- Intravenous t-PA
- When a stroke occurs, a patient may be a good candidate for t-PA, which is a drug that is injected into the blood stream to dissolve the blood clot causing the stroke.
- Minimally invasive spine procedures
- Cerebral angiogram
- CT angiography
- CT Perfusion
- EEG (electroencephalogram)
- MRA (magnetic resonance angiography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram)
- Non-surgical cranial and spinal tumor treatment
- Onyx Glue
- Onyx glue is a liquid plastic polymer that is inserted into an aneurysm to fill the space. It then hardens, cutting off the blood flow to prevent rupture of the aneurysm.
- Shunt Insertions