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Why Children's Health℠?

In its 2016-2017 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked our Neurology & Neurosurgery division in the top 20 programs in the nation. This ranking is determined by quality metrics and outcomes, patient volumes and a voting component that asks only peer subspecialists (other pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons) to vote on the top programs across the country. The success of our program is due to the expertise and collaborative nature of a highly experienced team. This multidisciplinary team offers subspecialists with pediatric expertise every step of the way; from consult through postsurgical care. The collaboration between Children’s Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center creates the only academically affiliated pediatric neurosurgical program in North Texas, elevating the care provided through research and clinical expertise and extending that level of care throughout our patient’s lifetimes.

Neurosurgery

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Health offers the latest in techniques and technology as well as the highest level of care in treating a wide variety of pediatric neurosurgical disorders. This is the only pediatric program in North Texas able to offer innovative treatments and procedures in one location; including open microsurgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, MRI-guided laser ablation, endovascular neurosurgery, and minimally invasive skull base surgery. We offer around the clock coverage by dedicated pediatric neurosurgical providers, the group is inclusive of five fellowship trained, pediatric neurosurgeons and a dedicated team of advance practice providers. In addition to pediatric neurosurgeons, your child’s team may also include:

  • Neurologists
  • Neuro-radiologists
  • Neurointerventional radiologists
  • Neuroanesthesiologists
  • Neurointensivists (ICU)

Advanced Therapies and Treatments

  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Microvascular surgery
  • 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
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • MRI-guided laser ablation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Computer assisted image-guided microscopy

Facilities and Technologies

The facilities and technology offered by Children’s Health and UT Southwestern are unparalleled in the region. These services are available to diagnose and treat your child and represent the highest standards of care to meet the unique needs of their condition.

  • Two newly renovated dedicated neurosurgery OR suites, among the largest OR suites in the state
  • Operating rooms equipped with intra-operative EEG and neurologic navigation capabilities
  • Minimally invasive approach using stereotactic radiosurgery – CyberKnife and Gamma Knife
  • Five imaging centers across the metroplex with two 3-Tesla MRI suites at the Dallas location
  • Two dedicated Interventional Radiology Suites with biplane imaging capabilities at the Dallas location
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring for cerebral perfusion
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Visualase technology suite that allows us to perform minimally invasive, MRI guided epilepsy surgery
  • Dedicated neuro intensive care with advanced neuro-monitoring capabilities
  • Dedicated neurosurgical inpatient floor with rooms that offer advanced neuro-monitoring capabilities
  • Dedicated neurosurgical nursing
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