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Neurointerventional Surgery

Neurointerventional surgeons use a catheter and image guidance to perform minimally invasive treatments in the head, neck, and spine, often eliminating the need for open surgery. Our team utilizes advanced imaging capabilities that make cerebrovascular surgery safer than it has ever been, including functional and perfusion imaging, rotational angiography, and the use of augmented reality imaging. These treatments can be used to manage conditions such as stroke, aneurysms, spine pain, atherosclerosis, and vascular tumors of the head and neck.

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Providers

  • Neurointerventional Surgery

    Biography

    D. Tony Bell, MD has extensive clinical expertise in endovascular coiling of aneurysms, carotid stenting, and acute stroke intervention. He completed residencies in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident. He also completed a two-year fellowship in neurointerventional and diagnostic neuroradiology at the University of Utah.

    Dr. Bell began the academic aspect of his career at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he established the first neurointerventional surgery program, as well as one of the first interventional stroke programs in North Carolina. He also served as clinical faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical University of South Carolina.

    Dr. Bell practiced in North Carolina before moving to Idaho to join St. Luke's. Here he helped create the current stroke program, which has achieved state comprehensive stroke certification in Boise, as well as national primary certification in Boise, Meridian, and Twin Falls.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Edward Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon, specializing in the treatment of complex cranial disorders. He has expertise in treating many conditions, including cerebrovascular disease and the surgical treatment of stroke; brain tumors, including pituitary tumors; acoustic neuroma; skull base tumors; Chiari malformation; epilepsy; moyamoya; trigeminal neuralgia; arteriovenous malformations, cavernoma; normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH); and carotid artery disease. He is the director of St. Luke's Cranial Neurosurgery Program.

    Dr. Duckworth holds the distinction of being "dual-fellowship trained," having completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery at Northwestern University and in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He as also earned a subspecialty certification in neuroendovascular surgery from The Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST). This depth of expertise allows him to offer the safest and most effective treatments for cerebrovascular conditions, whether that is open surgery or an endovascular technique.

    While working at the Baylor College of Medicine, he held the rank of associate professor and served as the director of cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery.

    Dr. Duckworth is a member of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and given more than 40 oral presentations on neurosurgery.

    Surgical Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular surgical neuroradiology
    • Neurological skull base surgery

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neurointerventional Surgery

    Biography

    John Perl II, MD completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Alabama. He completed fellowships in neuroradiology at the Cleveland Clinic and neurointerventional radiology at the University of Wisconsin.

    In addition to working at some of the most prestigious facilities in the country, Dr. Perl has been a part of extensive research programs and has been published in medical journals including the Journal of Neurotrauma, Radiology, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the Journal of Endovascular Surgery, and others. He has been a featured presenter and guest lecturer at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In his spare time, Dr. Perl spends time with his family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients