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St. Luke’s Clinic – Neurointervention: Meridian

Interventional neuroradiology, also known as neurointerventional surgery, is a catheter-based medical subspecialty that uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive treatments in the head, neck, and spine. Often these treatments eliminate the need for open surgery. Our team specializes in procedures for conditions such as stroke, brain aneurysm, nosebleed, compression fracture of the spine, and tumors of the head, neck, and spine.


  • Neurointerventional Surgery


    D. Tony Bell, MD has twenty-five years of 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 for eleven years in North Carolina before moving to Idaho to join St. Luke's Health System. 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.


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  • Neurointerventional Surgery


    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.


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Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.

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