Advanced Neurovascular Care
Our staff is specially trained in the care of stroke and vascular (blood vessel) problems of the brain, neck and spine. Interventional neurologists in this practice are proud to join the Neurosciences Institute at Abington Memorial Hospital in providing highly advanced diagnosis and treatment, at a level more often found at university hospitals. Interventional neurologists and neuro-intensivists together with certified nurse practitioners in our practice work with colleagues in neurosurgery, neurology, emergency medicine, cardiology, pulmonology, vascular surgery and other specialists throughout Abington Health and referring hospitals to ensure the best care. The Neurosciences Institute is committed to staying at the forefront of rapidly evolving science to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care.
Our staff of interventional neurologists is available around the clock to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment therapies for stroke and other patients. Thanks to these highly sophisticated physicians, a variety of treatments are available emergently and for scheduled procedures. They include:
- Diagnostic cerebral angiography
- Intravenous thrombolytic therapy
- Intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy
- Stents and/or balloon assisted coil embolization
- Mechanical removal of the intravascular clot
- Carotid artery stent placement
- Intracranial stent placement
- Particle or glue embolization
- Balloon test occlusion
- The latest therapies for treating AVM’s, vein of Galen malformations and cerebral and spinal arteriovenous fistulas (AVF’s).
MRI/MRA – a magnetic wave computerized imaging that provides pictures of the internal body part scanned, such as brain or blood vessel structure (arteries and veins) of the brain.
CT or CAT scan - provides a computerized image of an inner cross section of a certain part of your body, such as the brain or spine.
CTA or CT angiogram – is a CT scan with additional pictures with contrast to visualize the blood vessel structure (arteries and veins) of the brain.
Cerebral angiogram – an x-ray of the arterial blood vessels to show problems with the arteries within the body, such as aneurysms (a bulge in a weak portion of an artery wall), stenosis (a narrowing of a vessel limiting blood flow) or blockage of a blood vessel.