Interventional neurology is a specialty that utilizes minimally invasive, image guided techniques to treat many of the most complex and dangerous diseases of the brain, neck and spine. One of the primary objectives of SLUCare Interventional Neurology is to improve stroke care by approaching each patient as an individual with unique and specific needs.
Education and research are vital components of the Interventional Neurology division. Because we strive to make the latest interventional technologies available to the St. Louis community, we participate in national trials to study new and evolving technology as well as lead original research. We are very proud to be one of the premier training sites of interventional neurologists in the country.
Our primary hub is located at Saint Louis University Hospital, which is also home to the Mid-America Stroke Network and the Center for Cerebrovascular and Skullbase Surgery; allowing for a unique multidisciplinary approach to the selection of patients for and treatment with neurointerventional procedures. We perform more than 1,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at SLU Hospital each year.
Our neurointerventional consultative office is located at the SLUCare Doctors Office Building and represents a collaborative effort with the Souers Stroke Institute and Center for Cerebrovascular and Skullbase Surgery. It is staffed by the faculty and fellows of the interventional neurology service and is designed to expedite diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular disease while keeping our patients' unique needs central to the process.
In addition, we staff the interventional neurology services at several hospitals throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including SSM DePaul Health Center, SSM St. Clare Health Center, and the John Cochran Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.