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Interventional Neurology

The Area's First and Only Interventional Neurology Program

McLaren Flint is very proud to offer patients state-of-the-art stroke care, including a range of minimally invasive treatment options, through its groundbreaking interventional neurology program, the first and only of its kind in the region. In fact, McLaren Flint is among just 10-15 percent of U.S. hospitals offering neurointerventional services and is the area's exclusive source for interventional neurologists treating stroke and neurological brain disorders.

Often, when someone has a stroke, an intravenous clot-busting drug known as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is administered. However, tPA isn't always the best option. Some patients cannot receive tPA due to medical restrictions. Furthermore, to work effectively, tPA must be given within a certain timeframe after stroke occurs, so not everyone is a candidate.

Common Interventional Procedures

McLaren Flint's interventional neurology program offers patients unable to receive tPA lifesaving alternatives through advanced intra-arterial procedures and technologies that help break up and remove the clots restricting blood flow to the brain. These interventional procedures-offered only in the region at McLaren-could help save your life in case of stroke.

Common Interventional Procedures

  • Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
  • Acute Intra-arterial Stroke Interventions
  • SAH and elective Aneurysm Coil embolizations
  • Arterial Venous Malformation, Dural Arterial Venous Fistula Embolizations
  • Intracranial/Extracranial/Carotit Stenosis angioplasty and stenting
  • Head and Neck tumor embolizations
  • Spinal Angiography and Embolization of Spinal Vascular Malformations and Tumors
  • Intractable Epistaxis Embolizations
  • Vetebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures

For more information or to schedule a consult

The neurointerventionalists at McLaren Flint can see patients on an urgent consult within 24 hours. Non urgent cases can be seen Tuesdays and Wednesdays during regular clinic hours. Non emergent surgical procedures are scheduled Thursdays and Fridays. Contact 877-McLaren for more information.