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Neuroscience Institute

Neurointerventional Surgery

The Rochester Regional Health Neurointerventional Surgery Program uses the latest minimally invasive, endovascular approaches to treat vascular conditions of the brain, spine, head, and neck in adults and children. Whether it's your first appointment or a second opinion, call us today at (585) 922-4111. 

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Neurointerventional Surgery Team


What is Neurointerventional Surgery?

Neurointerventional surgery (also commonly known as endovascular neurosurgery, interventional neurology, interventional neuroradiology, neuroendovascular surgery or neurointerventional radiology) is an innovative, minimally-invasive surgical approach that can treat vascular (blood vessel) problems of the brain, head, neck, and spine.

For patients, the benefits of neurointerventional surgery include smaller incisions, faster recovery, and less pain than traditional surgery. Procedures utilize sophisticated imaging techniques, during which our board-certified neurointerventional surgeons use tiny catheters (tubes) to place miniature instruments in the blood vessels for surgical repairs of neurovascular disorders. 

Conditions We Treat

Many disorders of the blood vessels in the brain, neck, and spine can be treated via neurointerventional surgery. The most common conditions we treat include:

  • Aneurysms/Pseudoaneurysms
  • Carotid and vertebral artery atherosclerotic stenosis
  • Cervical and Cerebral dissection
  • Chronic subdural hematoma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Head/Neck/Spine tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic vascular injury of the head/neck/spine
  • Vascular malformations of the head/neck/spine
  • Vasospasm
  • Venous Thrombosis/Stenosis

We are home to the only trained neurointerventionalists dedicated solely to these procedures in the region. And, because of our large health network, we manage every step of your care, coordinating with our trained specialists for emergent care, follow-up, and rehabilitation.


Diagnostic Testing

Using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, our neurointerventional surgeons are able to quickly diagnose even the most complex vascular cases. 


Treatment Options

Our neurointerventionalists use innovative endovascular techniques to provide patients with the best possible outcomes for their condition. Treatment options include:

Our neurointerventional surgeons work in close collaboration with our experts in NeurologyNeurosurgeryVascular SurgeryInterventional RadiologyENT, and Radiation Oncology to deliver the best in multidisciplinary patient care.  


Our Neurointerventional Surgery Experts

If you've been diagnosed with a vascular condition of the brain, spine, head, and neck, you want the most advanced care from top specialists in our region. Our highly-trained team and board-certified neurointerventional surgeons - Dr. Taka Higashimori and Dr. Jay Morrow - are committed to providing compassionate care that's focused on you and your quality of life.

  • Taka Higashimori, MD
    Neurointerventional Surgeon
    Specialty
    Neurointerventional Surgery
  • Jay Morrow, MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Neurointerventional Surgery
    Specialty
    Neurointerventional Surgery

With two stroke nurse navigators, two neurointerventional surgery nurse practitioners, and a team of experts focused on your recovery and long-term care, we will work closely with you to get back to optimal function and to prevent the condition from happening again.


Patient Stories

Each patient comes to us with unique concerns, so we approach care from an individualized perspective.

Hear first-hand from our patients about how the care they received from the Rochester Regional Health Neuroscience Institute changed their lives.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If your condition requires neurointerventional surgery, you're in the right hands. Schedule an appointment or a second opinion from our knowledgeable and experienced neurointerventionalists today at (585) 922-4111.
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