Interventional Neurology is a medical speciality in which a neurologist who is trained in interventions performs minimally invasive and diagnostic therapeutic procedures for cerebrovascular disorders under radiological guidance. It is somewhat similar to treatment carried out in heart by cardiologists such as angioplasty or stenting.

In these procedures, very thin catheter or wires are placed through the blood vessels in groin and are navigated in the blood vessels to the site of abnormal vessels. This is followed by diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. These procedures are done instead of open surgery and in some cases to supplement the conventional surgery.

Interventional neurologist plays a crucial role in diagnosis and management of:

Acute stroke

Carotid and intracranial artery stenosis

Brain aneurysms

Arteriovenous malformation

Pre Operative CNS Tumors Embolisation