Interventional neuroradiologists in the Sutter Health network use state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions of the brain, head and neck, and spinal cord region. Using image-guided techniques that don’t require open surgery, we treat aneurysms, clots, stroke, blood vessel malformations and other major neurological diseases through a number of different ways, such as:
- Aneurysm coiling and clipping – This surgery strengthens a brain aneurysm, a weak area in a blood vessel wall, by clipping or coiling and stenting the aneurysm.
- Carotid angioplasty and stent placement – This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure involves inserting a small catheter into the carotid artery to increase blood flow.
- Cerebral angiography – Using a special dye and X-rays, Sutter specialists are able to see how well blood flows through the brain.
- Stents – These tiny tubes can be placed in arteries and blood vessels to help improve blood flow and hold the structure open.
A shared electronic system of diagnostic images allows neurointerventionalists and other specialists to collaborate on treatment plans from any Sutter location.
We’ve earned distinctions including:
- In 2017, CareChex recognized two Sutter hospitals for top medical excellence in stroke care.
- Twelve primary stroke centers were given the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission's Quality Check.
- Sutter’s Neuroscience Institutes offer access to nationally recognized specialists, participation in clinical trials and the latest technology.