Neurosciences (Adult)

Neurovascular Surgery

Yale-New Haven Hospital offers leading edge treatment for vascular diseases of the brain. At Yale-New Haven, our focus on complex neurovascular conditions gives us experience and expertise that few other hospitals can match.

Neurovascular Surgery

The Neurovascular Surgery Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is one of the leading centers in the world for the diagnosis, treatment, management and research of vascular diseases of the brain. The program is entrusted with all facets of management of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders and the coordination of subsequent therapeutic strategies including microsurgery, endovascular neurosurgery, stereotactic radiation, and rehabilitation. The program is an integral part of the Yale Cerebrovascular Center, which includes vascular neurologists and neuroradiologists. Together, these resources create a neurovascular program unique in breadth and depth nationally with latest techniques and modalities not available elsewhere in Southern New England.

Conditions we treat:

  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Stroke (hemorrhagic and ischemic)
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Carotid cavernous fistulas
The combined expertise of our surgical team allows us to treat an extraordinary variety of neurovascular conditions. Our patients benefit from some of the nation's most experienced neurosurgeons - renowned physicians who bring translation research into clinical practice, at one of the top ranked hospitals in the country.

Diagnostic innovations

The Neurovascular Surgery Program offers high-tech diagnostic services and the most sophisticated treatment available. Our new imaging suite with advanced 3D applications allows endovascular neurosurgeons to more precisely diagnose and treat neurovascular problems that could not be visualized using older systems. Patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and surgical technology including America's first 3 Tesla MRI neuro suite with bi-plane angiography that provides high-quality MR images and angiography before, during and after a procedure without ever moving the patient.


Advanced surgically and minimally invasive treatments for aneurysms and other vascular disorders include:

  • Microsurgical repair
  • Microsurgical resections
  • Endovascular coiling
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Embolization
  • Stenting
  • Intra-arterial thrombolysis
  • Mechanical thrombolysis
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

A Stroke Story

David Schrage

David Schrage, a physically fit, 51-year-old tri-athlete, suffered a devastating stroke one afternoon at the office. Through video communication, drug therapy and cutting-edge neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Schrage was on the road to recovery within days.


Physicians at Yale-New Haven are conducting ground-breaking work in unraveling the mysteries of molecular genetics and the biology of cerebrovascular disease. The team has an active research laboratory focused on prevention and treatment of stroke, intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.

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