Percutaneous transluminal arterial angioplasty (PTA) is a type of endovascular surgical procedure that is used to reopen blockages in intracranial arteries located between the brain and its middle membrane.
These blockages are particularly dangerous because they rupture easily.
A UPMC neurosurgeon:
Neurosurgery at UPMC: A powerful team approach
Dr. Robert M. Friedlander discusses the team approach to treating neurosurgical patients.