Programs and Centers
The Yale Neurosurgery Department includes leading surgical experts in a number of different areas who specialize in cutting edge treatment options and patient care excellence.
Epilepsy SurgeryProviding promising options for the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric patients with intractable seizure disorders.
Brain Tumor SurgeryComprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, unsurpassed surgical expertise, cutting edge treatment options with personalized care for individuals with all types of brain tumors.
Neurovascular SurgerySuperior technical performance in the diagnosis and treatment for patients with blood vessel diseases (aneurysms, carotid artery narrowing (stenosis) and vascular malformations).
Spine & Peripheral Nerve SurgeryUsing the most minimally invasive techniques, with significantly shorter hospital stays, pain and downtime for patients with spinal and nerve disease.
Functional NeurosurgeryAffording improved quality of life for patients with tremors/movement disorders (Parkinson’s Disease), spasticity and pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia).
Pediatric NeurosurgerySpecialized surgical expertise for all congenital/childhood neurosurgical conditions (all brain and spinal tumors, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, craniosynostosis.
Our department has a proud tradition of providing excellent neurosurgical care for the men and women Veterans who have served our country in the armed forces. Yale neurosurgeons and neurosurgery residents staff the outpatient clinics, inpatient and emergency room consults, and perform spine, peripheral nerve, and cranial procedures on site at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, located 3 miles from Yale New Haven Hospital. Neurosurgery residents have the opportunity to care for and learn from veterans at all stages of their neurosurgical management, from diagnosis and surgical planning in the clinic or emergency room, to active participation in the operating room and post-operative care, including long term follow up in clinic. Nationwide VA databases contain over 20 years of electronic health record data, providing a rich resource for epidemiological and patient oriented research projects by medical students, residents, and faculty.