Pediatric Neurosurgery

Leading experts in multidisciplinary pediatric neurosurgical care.

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital neurosurgery facility treats a wide range of complex nervous system disorders.

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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.

The Division of Neurosurgery is one of the busiest referral centers for treating young children with complex nervous system disorders such as pediatric brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, complex cases of hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis/craniofacial syndromes, as well as peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury, spasticity and movement disorders.

Comprehensive Programs and Services

Comprehensive Programs and Services

  • Neural-Tube Defect Clinic (Spina Bifida)

Pediatric Neurosurgery Treatments and Procedures

  • Minimally invasive removal of brain tumors
  • Surgical treatment of Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory/Infectious processes of the brain and spine (e.g. brain abscess)
  • Surgical treatment of Spasticity (selective dorsal rhizotomy/baclofen pumps)
  • Surgical treatment of vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic techniques
  • Frameless stereotactic guidance
  • intraoperative mapping to preserve normal brain function

Pediatric Neurosurgery Treatments and Procedures

The Division of Neurosurgery offers state of the art surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including:

Conditions We Treat

At the Forefront of Research

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.

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Our Team of Experts

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is led by a team of renowned pediatric neurosurgeons who are 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.

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Next-Generation Neurosurgical Suite

Neurosurgeries are conducted in a state-of-the-art neurosurgical suite equipped with advanced neuro-navigation systems.This leading-edge suite provides enhanced efficiency and safety for neurosurgical services and offers a venue for expanded neurosurgical procedures, including functional surgery for epilepsy and movement disorders, and a platform for advanced neuroimaging research.

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is to become only the third site in North America involved in a Phase I clinical trial studying the role of a new technology called low-frequency focused ultrasound (LoFU) in the care of children with a lethal type of brain tumor that forms within the brainstem.
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