The ELANA Technique is invented by professor Tulleken from the University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In contrast to the conventional technique, the ELANA Technique facilitates the construction of a bypass without the need to temporarily close the recipient brain artery.

The ELANA Technique is only concerned with how the bypass is connected to the artery in your brain. This is a relatively short step in the entire operation. It generally takes less than one hour. It can take two or more hours in exceptionally difficult situations. The ELANA Technique involves the use of the Elana Arteriotomy System, which contains the products that are neccessary to create the bypass non-occlusive.

The Elana Arteriotomy System is approved in Europe.

The following sites are using the Elana Surgical Kit:

European Sites

University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Neurosurgeon: A. van der Zwan
Phone: +31 88 755 68 62

University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Neurosurgeon: L. Regli
Phone: + 41 44 255 2660
Department of Neurosurgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Neurosurgeon(s): P. Vajkoczy
Phone: +49 (030) 450 560 001

Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Neurosurgeon(s): L. Kivipelto & M. Lehecka
Phone: +358 9 471 75 397

Unita Operativa Neurochirurgia, Venice, Italy
Neurosurgeon: C. Conti
Phone: +39 041 2607101

Azienda Ospedaliera Cardarelli, Naples, Italy
Neurosurgeon: G. Russo
Phone: +39 3355302210

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteburg, Sweden
Neurosurgeon: A. Roos & M. Johansson Hogfeldt
Email: (Roos), (Hogfeldt)
Phone: +46 705 449146
Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Neurosurgeons: L. Kihlström & M. Svensson
Email: (Kihlström), (Svensson)
Phone:+46 851779371        
AKH - Universitätsklinik, Vienna, Austria
Neurosurgeon: G. Bavinzski
Phone: +43 1404002565
CHRU Lille, Lille, France
Neurosurgeon: L. Thines
Phone: +33 320446615