Published: Aug. 18, 2010
Updated: Aug. 19, 2010
Endovascular treatment is a minimally invasive treatment of the aneurysm that, when performed safely with long-term blockage of the aneurysm, is always considered the first option for treatment.
Your surgeon uses specialized angiography with road-mapping techniques to view the blood vessels and arteries affected by the aneurysm.
Angiography is a medical imaging process where contrast dye is injected into the arteries and x-rays are used to show the doctor a clear view of the arteries.
Your surgeon will insert a microcatheter through a puncture in your groin, up to the neck, and into the brain and the site of the aneurysm.
Small intravascular coils are inserted through the microcatheter and into the aneurysm to block the aneurysm but still allow for normal circulation.
Our physicians and surgeons employ the most recent medical advances to treat our patients, including the use of stents to treat wide-necked aneurysms that used to only be treatable through microsurgical techniques.