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The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Brain Institute

Clinical Services

Our pediatric neurology services are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric neurology and neubest pediatric neurology and neurosurgery programsrosurgery programs.
The Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for children with a full spectrum of pediatric neurological disorders.  Pediatric Neurology services provide care through several venues designed to meet the child and family’s specific medical needs.
The Division of Pediatric Neurology provides general medical care at the hospital’s main campus and the Nicklaus Outpatient Center and other pediatric outpatient facilities in Dade County. 
As part of our pediatric neurology service, we offer comprehensive multidisciplinary programs and specialty clinics which provide care to children with specific and complex medical needs. A team of dedicated pediatric neurological specialists provide family centered care offering the latest treatment options and outreach activities. Multidisciplinary clinics and patient conferences are held every week eliminating the need to make multiple appointments with various specialists.
These include:

State-of-the-art Clinical diagnostic services offered include:

Neurophysiology testing

The Neurophysiology Laboratory offers world-renowned expertise in invasive brain recording, mapping of critical cerebral function in children, and intra-operative sensory and motor-evoked potential monitoring that contributes to the success of the most challenging epilepsy, brain tumor, and brachial plexus reconstruction surgeries. The laboratory also performs an extensive array of routine tests including video-EEG, evoked potentials, and EMG. Polysomnograms and sleep latency tests evaluate sleep and apnea disorders.

To schedule neurophysiology testing, please call (786) 624-2381.

You can also use our online contact form by clicking here.

Neuroimaging testing
The Brain Institute is one of the first in the world to apply functional MRI and tractography to define active brain networks and their connection in children, a capability offered at only a few centers in the nation. The center also has the largest experience nationwide with SPECT scans obtained early during a seizure to locate epileptogenic foci in children.

It offers a full spectrum of neuroimaging diagnostic services, including the latest CT/MRI scan sequences, angiography, and ultrasonography to support the detection of even the most subtle brain abnormalities.

To schedule Neuroradiology Testing, please call (305) 666-6511, ext. 4323.
You can also use our online contact form by clicking here.

Neuropsychological behavioral and testing
The behavioral medicine service performs psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and interventions for complex cognitive and psychosocial disorders.
To schedule neuropsychological testing, please call (305) 662-8330.
You can also use our online contact form by clicking here.

Critical Care
State-of-the-art neonatal and pediatric critical care units are part of the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute.

A dedicated team of highly trained neonatologists, pediatric intensivists and nursing staff take care of neonates and children who are acutely ill as a result of brain injuries such as hypoxia, trauma, and severe infections, or who have undergone complex neurosurgical procedures. The units feature the most current monitoring equipment to detect seizures or changes in brain oxygenation and intracranial pressure.

Read more about our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Read more about our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Investigational drug trials
For information on ongoing clinical trials at the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute, click here.

Tour of the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute
Take an in-depth look at the Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and one patient's success after treatment.
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