St. Mary's of Michigan's Neurointerventional Radiology Team has demonstrated commitment to identification of newer techniques that improve the diagnostic and treatment options for patients with debilitating conditions as well as those that are life-threatening.
Some of the most common procedures include :
- Thrombolytic therapy for stroke patients
- Mechanical thrombectomy for stroke patients
Additionally we also perform Balloon Kyphoplasty. This minimally invasive treatment repairs vertebral (spine) compression fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer or benign tumors. With a hollow instrument the physician makes a narrow pathway through a tiny incision into the fractured bone. Then a small orthopedic balloon is guided through the instrument, inflating it to raise the collapsed vertebra and return it to its normal position. The balloon is then deflated and removed, creating a void which functions as a "container" for bone cement. The cement forms an internal cast that holds the vertebra in place.