What is Spinal Interventions ?

Spinal interventions represent a critical aspect of neurovascular care, addressing a wide spectrum of conditions affecting the intricate vascular network within the spinal cord and surrounding structures. Under the guidance of Dr. Santosh B. Patil, patients benefit from a comprehensive range of advanced spinal interventions aimed at diagnosing and treating spinal vascular pathologies with precision and expertise.

Spinal angiography serves as a cornerstone in the diagnosis and characterization of various spinal vascular abnormalities


Spinal Angiography

Spinal angiography plays a major role in the diagnosis and characterization of various spinal vascular abnormalities, providing detailed imaging of the spinal cord's blood supply. Dr. Patil employs this advanced imaging modality to:

Spinal AVM Embolization

Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) represent complex vascular anomalies characterized by abnormal connections between arteries and veins within the spinal cord. Dr. Patil offers specialized embolization procedures to:

Embolization of Tumors

Intramedullary and extramedullary spinal tumors can pose significant challenges due to their vascularity and proximity to critical neural structures. Dr. Patil offers targeted embolization procedures to:

Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal interventions can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), tumors, hemangiomas, and other vascular abnormalities affecting the spinal cord.

Spinal angiography is a diagnostic procedure that uses contrast dye and X-rays to visualize blood vessels within the spinal cord. It helps identify abnormalities such as AVMs, aneurysms, or tumors, guiding treatment planning.

Embolization involves blocking blood flow to abnormal vessels or tumors using tiny particles or glue injected through a catheter. Benefits may include reducing the risk of bleeding, shrinking the size of the lesion, and facilitating surgical removal.

Recovery from spinal interventions varies depending on the specific procedure performed and the patient’s overall health. Generally, patients may experience some soreness or discomfort at the catheter insertion site, but they can usually resume normal activities within a few days to weeks.

While spinal interventions are generally safe, there are potential risks, including bleeding, infection, nerve damage, or allergic reactions to contrast dye. Dr. Patil takes precautions to minimize these risks and closely monitors patients during and after the procedure.

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as back pain, weakness, or numbness related to a spinal vascular abnormality or tumor, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patil. After a thorough evaluation and review of imaging studies, he can determine whether spinal interventions are appropriate for your condition.

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