Neurosurgery for Children

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Neurosurgery for Children

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Children's Health uses the world’s most advanced techniques and technology to help children and teens overcome pediatric neurological disorders. We offer care you won't find anywhere else in North Texas.

From brain injuries to congenital defects to intractable epilepsy, our team is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in children’s neurosurgery. Our UT Southwestern neurosurgeons and advanced practice providers offer care to help your child when they need it the most.

Treatments and Services

  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • External Ventricular Drain
  • Craniectomy
  • Myelomeningocele repair
  • Shunt placement
  • Spinal fusion and Laminectomy
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Vascular Embolization
  • Visualase - laser ablation
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Baclofen Pump
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Cyber Knife
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Management of complex cerebrovascular disorders
  • Management of spasticity and movement disorders
  • Surgical management of epilepsy
  • Management of complex spine trauma
  • Management of complex craniofacial anomalies
  • Management of hydrocephalus
  • Management of achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias
  • Minimally invasive skull-based surgery
  • Treatment of all tumors of the central nervous system
  • Management of spinal dysraphism and repair of spinal cord anomalies
  • Innovative strategies for management of Chiari malformations
  • MRI guided laser ablation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Transcranial Doppler

Around-the-clock care for pediatric neurological issues

Whether your child is a current neurosurgery patient or a new one, you can see us any time, any day. We offer access to doctors who specialize in children’s neurosurgery. (At some other hospitals, you may instead first meet with a nurse practitioner or general physician.) We’re dedicated to always making sure you get the expert-level answers and care you need, whenever you need them. Whether it’s an emergency appointment in the middle of the night, or a regular clinic appointment during the day, our neurosurgery program is here for you.

Comprehensive neurosurgical care, under one roof

We are the only pediatric neurosurgery program in North Texas that offers microsurgery, endoscopy, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, MRI-guided laser ablation, endovascular neurosurgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery – all in one location. Offering these innovative techniques means that we can do everything possible to help your child, while keeping the risk of complications and side effects to an absolute minimum.

Having all our pediatric neurosurgeons, and all the treatments they offer, at a single location makes it easy and convenient for your child to get the care they need. This gives you more time to focus on your child’s health and treatment.

Renowned pediatric specialists

When you come to Children's Health℠, your child will be treated by some of the nation’s top experts in pediatric neurosurgery. All of our providers – from our surgeons to our neuroscience nurses to our neuro-radiologists and neuro-anesthesiologists – have advanced training in a wide range of pediatric neurological issues. This means your child will get the very best care available, no matter what neurological issue they’re facing.

Care beyond age 18

Thanks to our partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center you will never have to ask yourself: “What's going to happen to my child when they’re too old to come to Children's Health?" We can help your child transition to care at UT Southwestern or any other health care system when they become young adults. We have a process to prepare you and your child for care in the adult world, which begins around ages 12 to 14. We work with you and your child to ensure that their unique needs will be met as they move to adult care. Our aim is to prevent any gaps in your child’s healthcare services. No other hospital in North Texas has a program like this.

Meet the Care Team