Leading-edge science. Warm-hearted care.
We understand that it can be an overwhelming time when your child needs neurosurgical care. But we want you to know that we’re with you every step of the way. You can count on our commitment to using the latest advances in surgical approaches that lead to better outcomes and happier, healthier kids.
Care your child needs. Support your family wants.
When it comes to the brain, only deep experience and expertise will do. Our neurosurgical team provides comprehensive neurosurgery services to help treat and manage problems of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, including:
- Benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors
- Brain cysts
- Chiari malformation
- Skull lesions or cysts
- Spasticity and cerebral palsy
- Spinal bifida
- Tethered spinal cord
We also treat many craniofacial conditions, including:
- Face and skull trauma and fractures
- Fibrous dysplasia
When the unthinkable happens, you can take comfort that your child is in the best, most skilled hands in the region at our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Our neurosurgeons have years of experience in treating nearly all levels of brain and spinal trauma, getting your child the high-quality care they need, quickly.
Specialized Care, Close to Home
No two children are alike. Neither are the amazing organs that drive so much of their personality and health. That’s why we’ve created specialized programs to deliver proven neurosurgical care.
We work closely across specialties to uncover every possibility, discuss every treatment opportunity to ensure your child receives the best possible care available.
Our programs include:
- Craniofacial Program. Craniofacial conditions refer to malformations of the face or skull. These conditions can be a result of a congenital disability, disease, or trauma.
- Epilepsy Surgical Program. For many children, epilepsy can be controlled by medication. But, for the children and families who haven’t found an answer that helps stop seizures, surgery may be an option. We work closely with our neurology team to deliver the latest innovations in diagnosing, testing, and treating epilepsy.
- Hydrocephalus Program. Hydrocephalus is the buildup of too much fluid in the brain, which causes increased pressure in the brain. This can lead to serious complications. Our team has experience and skill in diagnosing and treating hydrocephalus among children of all ages.
- Spasticity Program. Our team collaborates closely with other specialists to develop and follow a treatment plan that’s right for your child. We treat many different conditions, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury.
- Spina Bifida Program. Spinal bifida is one of the most common neural tube defects. Here, we take a team approach to your child’s care. Our neurosurgeons work alongside orthopedic surgery, urology, developmental pediatrics, physical therapy, social work, and many others.
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Concussions and other head injuries can greatly interfere with a child’s ability to concentrate and enjoy favorite activities. We offer high-quality, multidisciplinary care, counseling, and education for kids, family members, doctors, coaches, and athletic directors on recognizing and treating concussions.
- Neuro-Oncology Program. Brain and spinal tumors get coordinated, expert care from our neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiologists, and many others. We’re here to guide you through every step of your child’s journey.
Why Choose Us for Your Child’s Neurosurgery Care
Even more important than the expert, comprehensive care your child receives at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is the compassion and nurturing approach to neurosurgery we offer every child and family that walks through our doors. Here, we understand the stress and anxiety children and families can have when preparing for neurosurgery. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your child and family feel confident, comfortable, and safe during every step of treatment.
Our team is here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and understand your goals so that we can get your child back to what matters most — being a kid again.