The Geisinger Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship is one of only 35 approved fellowship programs in this new and exciting field of medicine.
Neuroendovascular surgery (NES) is a subspecialty that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology, radiological imaging, and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat vascular diseases of the central nervous system, as well as other disorders of the head, neck and spine and their vascular supply. The unique clinical and invasive nature of this subspecialty requires special training and skills.
Duration and scope of training
The educational program in NES may be enfolded and completed within the neurosurgical residency, or accomplished after completion of formal prerequisite training. The program offers one year of dedicated and continuous advanced medical education and training in NES, to be delivered after satisfactory completion/validation of catheter-based skills and competency, as well as all other prerequisites for each individual specialty. Such pre-requisite training may include an ACGME-recognized neurosurgical residency, an ACGME recognized neurology residency followed by a stroke or critical care fellowship, or an ACGME recognized radiology residency followed by a neuroradiology fellowship during which there has been at least six months of focused clinical service in a neurosurgery, vascular neurology or neurointensive care program.
Fellowship training structure follows the criteria set forth by the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST).