Neurosurgery: Referral Directory

Physician Contacts:

Key Contacts:

Christina Harrington, RN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC

Description of services:

The Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the latest technology and expertise in treating a wide variety of disorders, including:

  • Hydrocephalus, hydromyelia, cyst of the brain.
  • Central nervous system tumors and tumors of the skull base and spine.
  • Spina bifida, meningomyelocele, tethered spinal cord, Chiari malformation and other congenital malformations of the nervous system.
  • Craniosynostosis/craniofacial malformations.
  • Vascular malformations of the nervous system.
  • Intractable epilepsy.
  • Head and spinal trauma.

Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:

  • Shunting for hydrocephalus and endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Baclofen pumps for spasticity
  • Resection of tumors from the central nervous system
  • Repair of spinal cord anomalies and Chiari malformations
  • Treatment of central nervous system vascular disease
  • Treatment of craniofacial anomalies
  • Treatment of head and spinal trauma
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Computer assisted image-guided microscopy
  • Surgical treatment for epilepsy including vagal nerve stimulators

Information for referral sources:

  • Physicians should refer patients with suspected neurosurgical problems.
  • Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans.
  • Patient instructions for specific test will be provided when the appointment is scheduled.
  • To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
  • Services are provided in close cooperation with the patient’s referring physician.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.

Please provide the following when calling to schedule a patient for a diagnostic examination:

  • Patient name and date of birth
  • Probable diagnosis
  • Insurance/referral information
  • Physician clinical findings or symptoms which caused the patient to visit physician.

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