Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy

The UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy, directed by Brian Jankowitz, MD, treats complex neurologic vascular lesions such as intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and arteriovenous fistulas of the brain and spine. The center also includes Bradley Gross, MD, and Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, PhD.

Endovascular surgical neuroradiology (aka interventional neuroradiology or endovascular neurosurgery) is a subspecialty within the fields of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology 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 neurointerventionalist is able to treat lesions from within the blood vessel. 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.

As a truly multi-disciplinary specialty, the members of this center work at the intersection of the fields of cerebrovascular surgery, interventional neuroradiology and stroke neurology to treat patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.


Acute Stroke
Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Embolization
Arteriovenous Fistula
Arteriovenous Malformation
Basilar Occlusion
Brain Tumor Embolization
Carotid Blowout
Carotid Body Tumor Embolization
Carotid Cavernous Fistula
Carotid Dissection
Carotid Occlusion
Carotid Stenosis
Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Cushing’s
Disease Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Hemangioblastoma Embolization
Hemangioma Embolization
Intracranial Aneurysm
Intracranial Dissection
Intracranial Hemorrhage
Intracranial Pseudoaneurysm
Intracranial Stenosis
Juvenile Nasal Angiofibroma Embolization
Meningioma Embolization
Mycotic Intracranial Aneurysm
Paraganglioma Embolization
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Spine Tumor Embolization
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Venous Sinus Stenosis
Venous Sinus Thrombosis
Vertebral Dissection
Vertebral Stenosis


Acute Stroke Thrombolysis
Aneurysm Coiling
Angioplasty and Intraarterial Vasodilator Infusion for Cerebral Vasospasm
Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization
AVM Embolization
Balloon Test Arterial Occlusions
Brain Tumor Embolization
Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
Cavernous Carotid Fistulas (CCF)
Central Retinal Artery Thrombolysis
Covered Stent Placement
Diagnostic Arteriography
Embolization for Epistaxis
Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
Guglielmi Detachable Coils (GDC)
Intracranial Arterial Angioplasty and Stenting
Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke
NeurofloTM Device for Cerebral Vasospasm
Onyx Liquid Embolic Agent for Aneurysms
Permanent Vessel Sacrifice
Petrosal Sinus Sampling for Cushing's Disease Evaluation
Pipeline Embolization
Retrograde Venography with Pressure Measurements
Spine Tumor Embolization
Stenting of Arterial Dissection
Subclavian to Carotid and Vertebral Stenting
Transluminal Arterial Angioplasty (PTA) and Stenting
Tumor Embolization
Venous Sinus Stenting
Venous Sinus Thrombectomy
Vertebral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
WADA Testing