A History of Innovation

Hospitals with a reputation for innovation often attract the most highly skilled professionals and provide the most comprehensive services. The Neurosciences Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital offers the most innovative and the most advanced treatments and therapies for complex brain and spine disorders. Our dedication to discoveries and research in these areas has made us world-renowned leaders in the field of neurosciences.

Milestones in Neurological and Neurosurgical Care

  • First in Connecticut to use non-invasive stereotactic breast biopsy
  • First in Connecticut to use epidural endoscopy to diagnose elusive back pain
  • First to transplant nerve cell into brain of multiple sclerosis patient
  • First stereotactic radiosurgery/gamma knife therapy in the region
  • One of only a few centers in the country to offer open intracranial surgery and catheter-based endovascular therapy for cerebrovascular diseases
  • Connecticut's only site, and among a few in the country, selected to trial a new treatment for brain aneurysms
  • Established one of the first Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Site of Primary Stroke Center