Coil Embolization

Coil embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that uses strategically placed metal coils to block off abnormal bulges in blood vessels called aneurysms. The process involves threading a small flexible tube called a catheter into blood vessels, and then plugging up abnormally large areas with metal filler. This reduces the risk of the aneurysm rupturing, a potentially life-threatening event. Coil embolization offers an alternative to traditional surgery for treating aneurysms in various locations in the body, such as the brain or digestive tract.