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Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Surgical treatment for neurological disorders

The Neurosurgery Department provides evaluation and surgical treatment of diseases or congenital anomalies of the central nervous system and peripheral nerves. Particular attention is given to the treatment of:

  • Brain tumors
  • Craniospinal trauma
  • Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Congenital malformation of the central nervous system

In Children’s Hospital’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence located on the 6th Floor, neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and spine patients are treated in a unit dedicated exclusively to their unique needs. The inpatient neuromonitoring and epilepsy unit is also housed within this center.

For more information about the Neurology Center, please call 504.896.9568.

Benefits of working with a pediatric neurosurgeon

Even a highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeon may not be the best choice to perform an operation on a child with a neurological disorder. Surgeons need to take a very different approach when operating on younger patients. Not only are their bodies different, but the emotional state of the patient needs to be considered as well. Children and families often fare far better when working with someone who knows how to address their anxieties and guide them through the procedure.

Most children with neurological disorders have a lifelong condition— another factor that needs to be considered when performing surgery. These patients will require ongoing care as they get older, and it is often beneficial to continue working with the same care team in order to build a strong relationship between patient and doctor. Children often have a difficult time speaking up about specific aspects of their condition that are bothering them, which is why it is good for them to work with a doctor who understands them and knows how to talk to them.

Your family is not in this alone

The team at the Children’s Hospital Neuroscience Center of Excellence is committed to helping patients and their families build a better life. When your family needs help, our team is ready to stand by your side.