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Neuro Interventional Radiology

Interventional neuroradiology (INR) uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat problems in the spine or brain.  INR is a significant advance from traditional surgery, which required the surgeon to open the skull or expose the spinal column. In contrast with traditional surgery, surgeons perform INR through nickel-size incisions. With INR, the surgeon inserts a long, thin tube into the patient’s groin. This tube is threaded through blood vessels to the problem area. When the tube is in position, the surgeon utilizes medical devices, medication or techniques  to correct the patient’s condition.

Baptist Health’s state-of-the-science Interventional Neuroradiology Suite has advanced biplane neuroangiography technology and a computer that sends images from inside the spine or brain to a monitor. The monitor allows the surgeon to clearly identify the problem and to monitor the procedure’s progress as it happens. Recovery after INR is faster, less painful and requires a shorter hospital stay.

Through interventional neuroradiology, Baptist Health has helped many patients with complicated conditions. Often, these were patients that that other hospitals would not operate on or whose earlier surgeries were unsuccessful. Some patients with crippling conditions have regained mobility; others have overcome life-threatening conditions.

Using INR, our specialists treat:

  • Ruptured or unruptured intracranial aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations of the spine or brain
  • Blocked arteries
  • Acute stroke

  • Facility Locations

    Baptist Hospital of Miami8900 North Kendall Drive
    Miami, Florida 33176​