Endovascular Brain Surgery

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale New Haven Hospital has the only hybrid neurovascular operating suite operating suite in the New York metropolitan and southern New England regions.
  • State-of-the-art imaging technology provides a detailed 3D view of tiny blood vessels, so surgeons can navigate and operate precisely.
  • Our surgical team's exceptional knowledge and expertise is valuable for patients at especially high risk of conditions such as brain aneurysm.

This procedure seems almost miraculous. Instead of opening the skull to treat neurological problems, surgeons instead puncture a blood vessel in the leg, arm, or neck to gain access to the body's system of arteries and veins. Then, using a tube called a catheter, the surgeon navigates to the problem area by viewing radiology images on a high-resolution screen. 

Along with the advantage of having a tiny surgical incision, patients who undergo endovascular surgery generally have a shorter recovery time and fewer post-surgical complications. Yale Medicine’s multidisciplinary approach enables us to customize care for each patient using cutting-edge techniques and equipment.