Endovascular Brain Surgery

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A nurse holding a piece of equipment during an endovascular brain surgery procedure.

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.