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The Interventional Neuroradiology service at Gold Coast University Hospital is world renowned and is one of the leading providers of comprehensive endovascular treatment for patients with severe and life-threatening Brain Aneurysms and Acute Ischaemic Stroke and other serious disorders of the brain and spine.

Dr Hal Rice and Dr Laetitia de Villiers are internationally recognised as innovative and dynamic leaders in the field who are both passionate and committed to the quality of the service they provide each patient undergoing treatment. Utilising the latest minimally invasive techniques and high-resolution image guidance they rapidly and safely access the blood vessels in the brain or spine from the wrist or upper leg. This enables them to reconstruct bleeding aneurysms or ruptured brain arteries with a combination of platinum coils, stents or other innovative intracranial devices or to rapidly unblock major brain arteries in patients suffering a sudden major stroke.

They work collaboratively at Gold Coast University Hospital with specialist colleagues in the departments of Radiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in a team environment to achieve the high levels of successful treatment outcomes. The service continues to utilise the latest evidence-based research in practice and contributes to the publication of outcome data in international peer reviewed journals and at major national and international conferences each year.

The colocation with Griffith University and the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct ensures ongoing research, development and collaboration with the world’s leading device manufacturers and researchers is integral to the service and allows access to the latest technological advances as they become available.

Practice Areas


Specialists in Endovascular Treatment of Brain Aneurysms and Acute Stroke







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