Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy
The UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy, directed by Tudor Jovin, MD, and co-director Brian Jankowitz, MD, treats complex neurologic vascular lesions including aneurysm embolization/clipping, arteriovenous malformation, embolization/resection and tumor embolization.
Neuroendovascular neurosurgery (aka interventional neuroradiology) is a subspecialty within the fields of radiology and neurosurgery that has as its goal the management and treatment of complex neurologic lesions using minimally invasive techniques. By threading small catheters through arteries and veins, the interventionalist is able to treat lesions from within rather than from without. The advantage of such therapy resides in the less invasive approach to the lesion which often translates into shorter recovery times and more effective therapy.
This center works closely with the UPMC Stroke Institute, directed by Lawrence Wechsler, MD.
Brain & Spine Tumor Embolization
Subclavian to Carotid and Vertebral Stenting
Venous Sinus Embolectomy/Stenting
Balloon Test Arterial Occlusions
Arteriovenous Malformation Embolization
Permanent Vessel Sacrifice
Acute Stroke Thrombolysis
Petrosal Sinus Sampling
Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenting
Intracranial Arterial Angioplasty and Stenting
For more info on our Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy, please call (412) 471-4772.