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Ernest J. Madarang

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Assistant Professor, Radiology

Professional Background

I specialize in neurointerventional surgery which incorporates the performance and comprehensive management of all minimally invasive image-guided procedures of the brain, head, neck and spine. This encompasses the consultation and management of diseases related to those procedures.

My practice philosophy is to utilize the best evidence based medicine to help guide my treatment decisions and to provide compassionate, timely, and cutting edge care to my patients.

I am actively involved in teaching and research activities as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and practice at the University of Kansas Hospital, which is an American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Center and a top US News and World Report hospital for neurologic disease.

I have completed fellowships in Neuroradiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Neurointerventional Radiology and I have attained board certifications in these respective disciplines through the American Board of Radiology. I have also obtained CAST (Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training) certification in Neuroendovascular Surgery through the Society of Neurological Surgeons/American Board of Neurosurgery. I am one of only a handful of senior members in the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) in the state of Kansas.

I am dedicated to excellence in comprehensive, minimally-invasive care of patients with stroke, brain aneurysms, AVMs, AVFs, and many other diseases in the head, neck and spine. Some examples of the conditions I treat and procedures I perform include:

-Diagnosis and treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulae and acute endovascular stroke interventions utilizing the newest technologies
-Diagnosis and treatment of carotid and intracranial stenosis/disease including angioplasty and stenting
-Diagnostic carotid, cerebral, and spinal angiography with advanced 3D imaging technique capabilities including advanced Wada testing for epilepsy
-Preoperative endovascular or percutaneous embolization of intracranial, head and neck, and spinal tumors including intra-arterial treatment of brain tumors in selected patients
-Targeted radio frequency ablation of metastatic bone/spinal tumors
-Neurointerventional pain management including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (spinal implantation)
-Direct inferior petrosal and parathyroid venous sampling for pituitary and parathyroid conditions
-Diagnosis and treatment of intracranial venous disease including thrombectomy and stenting
-Diagnosis and treatment of CSF leaks
-Percutaneous sclerotherapy of vascular malformations
-Headaches treated via sphenopalatine ganglion block
-Complex image guided head and neck biopsies/aspirations, CT myelography, CT cisternography
-Full spectrum body interventional procedures as well