Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Program

Physicians in the Department of Neurosurgery’s endovascular and cerebrovascular are fellowship-trained practitioners who perform the following:

  • Endovascular procedures
  • Open cerebrovascular surgeries

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:

  • Arteriovenous fistulae
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Carotid body tumors
  • Carotid stenosis, including CEA, transfemoral and transcarotid stenting
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Spinal arteriovenous malformations
  • Stroke

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John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D. [View Image]

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D. [View Image]

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.

Neurosurgery

Reynolds Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular/Interventional Neurosurgery

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Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D. [View Image]

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D.

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D. [View Image]

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Email: dennis.rivet@vcuhealth.org

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