Endovascular Neurosurgery or Interventional Neuro Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology and Neurosurgery in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes such as Cerebral Angiograms, while others are done for treatment purposes, such as Cerebral Coilings or Embolizations. X-rays are used to direct these procedures, which are performed using thin tubes called catheters. The catheters are introduced into the vascular system either through the groin, the arm, or sometimes the neck.

Interventional Neuroradiology is a ground-breaking technology for patient management in many neurovascular diseases currently. This minimally-invasive, advanced technique has several benefits over conventional surgeries like non-opening of the skull vault, less procedure time, less anaesthesia time, less ICU stay, less hospital stay, early mobilization, faster recovery, early rehabilitation, and early resumption of the quotidian life.

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Dr. Keerthiraj B
Consultant Interventional and Diagnostic Neuro Radiology

neuro-rehab-services-kerala Qualifications :
MBBS, DNB, MD (Radio diagnosis), DM (Neuroimaging & Interventional Neuroradiology)

Dr. Keerthiraj B graduated in Medicine from the Mysore Medical College, Mysore. Later on he pursued his MD in Radio diagnosis in 2007 from Govt. Medical College, Rohtak, Haryana. After passing MD, he completed his DNB degree in 2009 from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. In 2010 he completed his DM in Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology from Sree Chithra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. He worked in SCTIMST for 3 years as Senior Resident, He also gained teaching experience as Asst. Professor in Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore; Sree Ramachanrda Medical College, Chennai & Nizam Medical Science, Hyderabad and Interventional Neuro and diagnostic Neuroradiologist in KMC Hospital Mangalore.


Dr. Keerthiraj B

Consultant Interventional and Diagnostic Neuro Radiology

This rapidly developing subspecialty is available at IAH, and has rendered possible the treatment of vascular malformations as aneurysms with a degree of precision security and success rate that was previously unthinkable. The following procedures are available at IAH done under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced Endovascular Neuro Radiologists who are specially trained in this speciality.

Diagnostic cerebral / spinal angiogram (DSA)

Endovascular treatment of aneurysms using minimally invasive technique of accessing the aneurysm from within the bloodstream, specifically during angiography with a high success rate.

Other cerebral, head and neck vascular malformations:

Other vascular and related diseases are treated endovascularly. Certain facial Lymphangiomas and Hemangiomas are treated by direct puncturing and injecting Sclerosant agents under flouroscopic guidance, hence avoiding major surgeries.


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