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Neurointerventional Surgery

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(585) 922-4111

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, including:Dr. Jay Morrow and the Neurointerventional team at Rochester Regional Health.

  • Aneurysms/Pseudoaneurysms
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Carotid and vertebral artery atherosclerotic stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Vascular malformations of head/neck/spine
  • Venous Thrombosis/Stenosis
  • Vasospasm
  • Head/Neck/Spine Tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Epistaxis
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Cervical and Cerebral Dissection
  • Traumatic vascular injury of the head/neck/spine
  • Chronic subdural hematoma

We have the only trained neurointerventionalist dedicated solely to these types of procedures in the region. And, we manage every step of your care, coordinating specialists across the system and any emergent care, follow-up or rehabilitation needs.

Common Neurointerventional Surgical Approaches

Our neurointerventionalist uses innovative endovascular techniques to provide patients with the best possible outcomes for their condition. We are one of the busiest programs in the region because we are well known for our expertise and work closely with our Neurosurgery colleagues to offer the full range of brain surgery treatments, right in Rochester.

In partnership with Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, ENT and Radiation Oncology at Rochester Regional Health, our team offers the latest in:

  • Brain aneurysm treatments – We use microsurgical clip reconstruction, coil embolization with balloon and/or stent-assistance when necessary, and flow diversion approaches to prevent aneurysm rupture.
  • Stroke treatments – We use carotid angioplasty, carotid stent placement, carotid endarterectomy, mechanical thrombectomy, intracranial angioplasty/stent placement, and bypass surgery techniques to restore blood flow to the brain. Medical management is optimized to reduce the risk of another stroke.
  • Tumor embolization – Embolization stops the blood supply to a tumor, reducing blood loss during surgical resection.
  • Head, neck, and spine AVM/AVF treatments – endovascular embolization, surgical resection, and stereotactic radiosurgery to cure the vascular malformation.

Other common endovascular procedures performed include: diagnostic cerebral angiography/venography, diagnostic spinal angiography, and petrosal sinus sampling.

Follow-Up Care

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.

To schedule a consultation or learn more about our program, call (585) 922-4111.

Our Neurointerventional Surgery Program Team

Our neurointerventional experts have specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases that occur in the blood vessels that supply the brain and spinal cord with oxygen. Meet our team:

Jay Morrow, MD, PhD
Medical Director of Neurointerventional Surgery

Takamasa Higashimori, MD
Neurointerventional Surgery

Margaret M. Doyle, ACNPC, CNS, CCRN, CEN
Neurointerventional Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Courtney Shaw, ACNP
Neurointerventional Surgery Nurse Practitioner


Patient Stories

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