Interventional Neurology

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Interventional Neurology

Interventional neurology is a treatment approach for conditions of the brain, neck and spine.

Neurointerventional procedures use imaging technology and are minimally invasive, meaning they can be accomplished through small incisions, rather than open surgery.


Only specific brain, neck and spine conditions can be treated with a neurointerventional approach. Strokes, aneurysms and spinal compression fractures are some of the most common conditions an interventional neurologist will treat.


Stroke Care

Time matters after a stroke. After a three-hour window has passed, patients who’ve had an ischemic stroke (stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain) are no longer suitable to receive medication designed to break up the clot.


Now, with the addition of Aurora BayCare Interventional Neurology, these patients can be treated by a team that specializes in stroke care. For specific cases, a specially-trained physician can use minimally invasive procedures to enter the affected brain vessels and break up or pull out the blood clot.


This type of specialized care is not widely available—but it is available at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.


Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is the first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. That certification recognizes the most advanced stroke treatment available and the center’s ability to provide the highest level of care for stroke patients. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is one of four certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state, making it one of Wisconsin’s leaders in stroke care.


Emergency and Clinical Care

Dr. Ziad Darkhabani is an interventional neurologist who specializes in stroke and neurocritical care. He brings a depth of neurovascular experience unrivaled in the region and welcomes patients with the most challenging neurovascular problems. Dr. Darkhabani treats patients with urgent and pre-existing conditions, and provides emergency treatment and ongoing clinical care.

Specialties include:

• Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)
• Intracranial aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage
• Arterial venous malformation and fistulas
• Carotid artery diseases
• Spinal arterial venous malformation and fistulas
• Carotid cavernous fistula
• Extracranial atherosclerosis/stenosis
• Intracranial atherosclerosis/stenosis
• Epistaxis embolization
• Head and neck tumor embolization


Dr. Darkhabani provides leading-edge care for patients with neurologic illness and neurologic complications from other illnesses. He is part of the region’s only medical team providing 24-7 neuroendovascular coverage for Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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