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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.


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
  • spasticity and movement disorders

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Surgical Excellence

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

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.

Our Team of Experts

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is led by 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.
  • Dr. John Ragheb
  • Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia
  • Dr. Toba Niazi
Contact Neurosurgery
305-662-8386

Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, pediatric neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, shares with us some amazing strides they're making in surgical techniques to treat epilepsy.

Service Locations

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Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

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Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

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Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186

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