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Physicians in the Department of Neurosurgery’s endovascular and cerebrovascular are fellowship-trained practitioners who perform the following:
Endovascular procedures require small incisions to access the artery, thus allowing for faster recovery and lower morbidity than open surgery. To perform cerebrovascular procedures, we use state-of-the-art microscopes with intraoperative fluorescein angiography as well as intraoperative conventional angiography.
Our practitioners perform these procedures in two dedicated, neurovascular hybrid operating rooms, the only two of their kind in Virginia. We are proud to collaborate with a dedicated team of neuroradiology technologists and neurosurgical operating room nurses – this multidisciplinary approach, in conjunction with the most current technology, leads to better patient outcomes.
We diagnose and treat a broad range of endovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and conditions:
Trainees in the department’s neurosurgical residency program spend three to six months as a senior resident on the endovascular and cerebrovascular rotation, with opportunities for additional exposure during elective time. Residents work alongside Drs. Reavey-Cantwell and Rivet to gain experience and confidence in the complex procedures and patient management.
John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.