ChristianaCare NeuroInterventional Surgery is an award-winning team using cutting-edge, minimally invasive technology to treat aneurysms, strokes, and other conditions affecting the head, neck, and spine, once treatable only through open surgery. Using sophisticated technology, including advanced imaging to see inside the body in real-time, a neurointerventional surgeon can work tiny catheters (flexible or rigid hollow tubes) through the patient’s blood vessels to remove a blood clot inside the brain or stabilize an aneurysm to prevent it from bursting. These catheters can send medication to a targeted area or be set up with mechanical medical devices to treat delicate areas inside the brain without ever opening the skull. To treat spinal conditions, the neurointerventional surgeon uses cannulas, which are metal tubes, to draw fluid or insert medication, to work inside the problem area without exposing the spinal column.
We are a high-volume center for elective and emergent procedures; we currently rank in the top 1% in the country for stroke treatment volume via endovascular recanalization therapy for the past year, and over 90% of treated patients achieved the substantial restoration of blood flow to the brain. The American Heart Association recognized us for the highest honors in emergent stroke care for the past 5+ years.
Our team is revolutionizing treatments and techniques for neurovascular diseases, such as pioneering the use of radial access allowing improved safety and faster recovery. We collaboratively manage neurovascular disorders of the head, neck, and spine with our physician and provider colleagues. Each patient receives individualized care from the same surgeon, providing long-term continuity of care.