The Brain Institute

Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, part of Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute, is the largest pediatric neurosurgical service in Florida and one of the most recognized programs in the country.
Led by renowned pediatric neurosurgeons including Drs. John RaghebToba Niazi and Gregory W. Hornig, the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is recognized for excellence among their peers based upon their surgical expertise, their numerous publications in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals, and their lectures both nationally and internationally.
In addition to assembling the largest national experience in surgically treating young children with intractable epilepsy, the Division of Neurosurgery is also one of the busiest referral centers in the country for pediatric brain tumors, complex cases of hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis/craniofacial syndromes and spasticity.
In addition to their clinical expertise using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, frameless stereotactic guidance, MRI-guided laser ablation surgery (Visualase) and intraoperative mapping to preserve normal brain function – the surgical team is pushing forward the frontiers of pediatric neurosurgery through its active clinical and translational research programs to develop novel treatment approaches for pediatric brain tumors and head trauma and new non-invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of epilepsy.

Diseases and Disorders We Treat

  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Tumors
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Epilepsy

  • Head and Spine Trauma
  • Hydrocephalus (including minimally invasive endoscopic techniques)
  • Inflammatory/Infectious processes of the brain and spine (e.g. brain abscess)
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelomeningocele and other congenital spinal anomalies
  • Peripheral nerve surgery (e.g. brachial plexus repair)
  • Spasticity (selective dorsal rhizotomy/baclofen pumps)

  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Surgical treatment of Spasticity (selective dorsal rhizotomy/baclofen pumps)
  • Vascular Malformations of the brain (Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations) and spinal cord
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Frankie's Story - The Brain Institute
This is the story of how the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital helped Frankie to have a healthy and normal life after a brain injury.

Ranked by U.S. News in Neurology and Neurosurgery  Accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers  Partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida