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NeuroInterventional Surgery

Minimally invasive procedures with less pain and less recovery time.

What is NeuroInterventional Surgery?

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. 

Why Choose ChristianaCare?

Our state-of-the-art neuroangiography surgical suite provides minimally invasive emergent and elective procedures 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for:

A procedure to treat an abnormal growth inside the brain or spine by cutting off its blood supply.

A procedure where a device threads a thin tube (catheter) through blood vessels to remove a clot.

A small, expandable tube called a stent is permanently inserted into blood vessels to restore blood flow to the brain.

Tests that look for problems within blood vessels and blood flow in the brain and spine.

A small catheter is used to reduce blood supply to the coverings of the brain, thereby decreasing the risk of bleeding around the brain (subdural hematoma).

A small device is used within the aneurysm or the vessel near the aneurysm via a small catheter to protect the aneurysm from bleeding.

A material is injected through a small catheter into the collection of arteries and veins to block blood flow to this abnormal area and reduce the risk of bleeding. 

Our expert physicians treat a wide variety of conditions including:

Surviving a stroke, aneurysm, or any condition listed here is hard enough. Let us help you feel better sooner with state-of-the-art technology and physicians who genuinely care about you and your recovery. Exceptional neurologic care, exceptionally close.

Happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel supplying part of the brain. 

Happens when an artery in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures). 

A bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery feeding blood to the brain, at risk for rupture.

Sometimes called “hardening of the arteries,” which decreases the amount of blood that can get to the brain. This can lead to transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Abnormal growths inside the brain or spine that can cause neurology disability.

An abnormal group of blood vessels and veins inside the brain that can bleed.

Abnormal connections between an artery and a vein in the tough covering over the brain or spinal cord, at risk for bleeding.

An abnormal tangle of blood vessels on, in, or near the spinal cord at risk for bleeding. 

An injury to the vessels of the head, neck, or chest.

A less common but more serious type of nosebleed that starts in the back of the nose, often involving both nostrils.

A minimally invasive procedure to minimize rebleeding into a subdural hematoma.

Increased pressure around the brain which can cause symptoms like vision changes and headaches.

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Awards

Healthgrades Five Star
Comprehensive Stroke center
Healthgrades Americas Best

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NeuroInterventional Surgery

ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
Newark, DE 19718