Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Neurointerventional medicine is an exciting approach in treating strokes, aneurysms, and neurovascular diseases of the brain and spine. Using catheters and technology, interventional neurologists are able to perform these minimally invasive and potentially life-saving options. Interventional neurology is a newly established subspecialty of Neurology for minimally invasive treatment of diseases of arteries and veins of brain and spine. 

Standard treatment of acute ischemic stroke includes the use of IV tPA (intravenous tissue plasminogen activator), but it must be given within three hours of stroke onset and only after ruling out hemorrhagic stroke.

Until recent years, there was no hope for those patients presented outside the three-hour window. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number-one cause of adult disability. When the three-hour treatment window has expired, Neurointerventional surgeons uses some of the most advanced technology to identify qualified patients whose strokes can be reversed. If a patient qualifies, advanced neurointerventional equipment is used to perform minimally invasive surgery to guide a microscopic catheter into the patient’s groin, and track it up safely into the brain arteries, and remove the blood clot.

Neurointerventional procedures are performed under the guidance of advanced X-ray monitors. Recent advances in imaging enable physicians to treat blocked arteries of the brain by removing, breaking up, or even sucking out the blood clot. Providence Children’s Hospital has invested $3.1 million dollars in the latest neurointerventional equipment and devices. By using this equipment, our physicians are able to save the lives of many patients, and return them to a normal life in some cases, before the stroke has disabled them.

We are proud to offer advanced neurological and stroke care, enabling patients here in El Paso have access to some of the latest available treatments, which can result in the best possible outcomes. 

To schedule an appointment with a specialist call our Physician Referral Service at (915) 577-8467 or search our online physician directory.

Find a Pediatrician

Need a doctor for your child's care?