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We have a highly-trained neurointerventional surgery team who treat a variety of conditions related to the head, neck, spine and brain.

Prevea neurointerventional surgery

Minimally-invasive surgery for head, neck, spine and brain
Why choose Prevea Neurointerventional Surgery in Green Bay for medical care?


Neurointerventional surgery utilizes state-of-the-art imaging technologies and a minimally-invasive approach to treat specific head, neck, spine and brain disorders. Stroke and brain aneurysms are often the most recognized – or well-known – disorders treated by neurointerventional physicians. Prevea has highly-trained neurointerventional surgery experts who are skilled in treating a wide variety of conditions for children and adults such as aneurysms, epistaxis/nosebleed and strokes.

We see patients at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay – a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a leader in stroke care.

Key services

  • Cervical and intracranial angioplasty stent  
  • Diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography 
  • Kyphoplasty 
  • Mechanical thrombectomy 
  • Treatment of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms with the latest technology 
  • Tumor embolization 
  • Vertebroplasty 

Vascular surgery to prevent stroke 

There are different types of strokes that can affect the brain: 

  • Ischemic stroke: When the blood supply to the brain is blocked. 
  • Hemorrhagic stroke: When there is bleeding in the brain. 
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA): Often referred to as a “mini stroke” and has the same cause as an ischemic stroke.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes. If you are living with a vascular condition that can cause complete or partial blockage in the arteries—such as carotid artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD)—there is an increased risk of the brain becoming deprived of oxygen during a stroke.

If you are diagnosed with CAD or PAD, there are treatment options available to you depending on the severity of the condition, whether symptoms are present and your overall health. Severe cases or cases with signs of progression may require surgery. Our vascular surgeons offer several surgical options. 

Stroke signs and symptoms 

A stroke is an interruption in the blood flow to our brain from either a clot or a break in the blood vessel. It is critical for someone who is experiencing signs or symptoms of a stroke to be transported to the hospital by trained medical personnel immediately. Early recognition is key, and a stroke is a medical emergency.

Use the BE-FAST acronym to remember stroke warning signs. If you notice or experience any of these signs or symptoms, call 911 immediately.

B  - Balance difficulty: Sudden loss of balance or coordination, weakness or dizziness
E  - Eye changes: Sudden onset of vision changes in one or both eyes
F  - Face drooping: Sudden onset of facial drooping, usually on one side
A  - Arm weakness: Sudden weakness or numbness in the arm, leg or face, usually on one side of the body
S  - Slurred speech: Sudden onset of trouble speaking or difficulty in understanding speech
T  - Terrible headache: Sudden onset of severe headache with no known cause

Stroke risk factors

Stroke risk factors such as age, genetics, gender and race cannot be controlled. However, there are several risk factors that you can control. If your health care provider has already identified that you have any of these risk factors, it is very important to create a plan to help reduce your risk of stroke.

  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • Alcohol consumption and illegal drug use
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Unhealthy diet

Find an Aneurysm and Stroke Provider

Prevea Health neurointerventional surgical experts can help with diagnosing, monitoring, managing and treating brain aneurysms and strokes. Second opinions are welcomed at Prevea.