Neurointerventional Radiology, also called Neurointerventional Surgery, is a sub-specialty of Interventional Radiology that refers to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for brain, spine, and head and neck abnormalities.
At Lurie Children’s, our sub-specialty trained pediatric neurointerventional radiologists specialize in treating infants and children of all ages. Our neurointerventional team uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures using needles or catheters (thin, flexible tubes) that are inserted through tiny incisions. This approach typically results in less pain and allows for quicker recovery times for patients.
Our team has performed a total of more than 2,000 minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures since the beginning of our program in 2005 and performs more than 150 procedures annually.
The Neurointerventional Radiology Program is led by Ali Shaibani, MD, a nationally renowned neurointerventional radiologist who has pioneered treatment of cerebrovascular diseases in children affecting the head, neck and spine using cutting-edge neurointerventional techniques.
Procedures We Perform
Our team provides treatment for a wide-range of conditions, including:
Arteriovenous shunts of the head and neck (outside of the skull)
Congenital high flow arterial venous shunts of the brain and spine, including vein of Galen malformations and dural sinus malformations.
Cystic and benign tumors of the skull, facial bones and spinal column, including osteoid osteoma and aneurysmal bone cysts