The Neurointervention Service is provided through the nationally and internationally recognised University of Melbourne Department of Radiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. The department has been at the forefront in the development and implementation of many of Neurointervention techniques.

Prof Peter Mitchell
Prof Peter Mitchell

The comprehensive Neurointervention Service is provided by three endovascular specialists trained in neurointervention techniques.

The service treats a spectrum of disorders including:

  • Management of intracranial aneurysms
  • Intracranial and extracranial occlusive disease causing stroke
  • Complex head and neck vascular malformations including Vein of Galen malformations
  • Spinal vascular diseases

Modalities include:

  • Intracranial coils and stents for aneurysms
  • Intracranial and extracranial stents for occlusive ischaemic disease
  • Mechanical and pharmacologic therapy for occluded vessels causing stroke
  • Direct puncture
  • Conventional transcatheter embolisation to occlude vascular malformations of the head, neck, orbit and spine


Patients treated at the hospital by the interventional service come from Victorian regional centres, other Melbourne teaching hospitals, The Royal Children’s Hospital and interstate.


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