Flow diversion is one of the endoscopic surgical procedures we use to treat aneurysms. Rather than placing a device inside the aneurysm sac, such as with endovascular embolization (or coiling), the device is placed in the parent blood vessel to divert blood flow away from the aneurysm itself.
Using advanced imaging technology and radioactive contrast dye to view blood vessels clearly, the surgeon will guide a long, ultra-thin tube, called a microcatheter, through your blood vessels until reaching the site of the aneurysm.
The surgeon will then place a tiny, flow-diverting device in the parent blood vessel of the aneurysm where the aneurysm formed. This diverts the blood flow away from the aneurysm and the aneurysm typically closes sometime between 6 weeks and 6 months after the procedure.