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Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, has the largest pediatric neurosurgery program in the State of Florida and one of the most recognized programs in the United States.  The accomplishments of the Division of Neurosurgery are the result of the renowned doctors and treatment teams who guide its activities. The pediatric neurosurgeons are recognized for excellence among their peers based upon their surgical expertise, their many publications in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals, and their lectures both nationally and internationally.

Conditions we treat

The Division of Neurosurgery offers state of the art surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including:
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Tumors
     
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Head and Spine Trauma
  • Hydrocephalus (including minimally invasive endoscopic techniques)
  • Inflammatory/Infectious processes of the brain and spine (e.g. brain abscess)
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • MRI guided laser ablation surgery (Visualase)
  • Myelomeningocele and other congenital spinal anomalies
  • Peripheral nerve surgery (e.g. brachial plexus repair)
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Surgical treatment of Epilepsy
  • Surgical treatment of Spasticity (selective dorsal rhizotomy/baclofen pumps)
  • Vascular Malformations of the brain (Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations) and spinal cord

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, has, perhaps, the largest national experience in surgically treating young children with intractable epilepsy.  Treatments include hemispherectomy and focal cortical resection, which is often aided by extraoperative monitoring with subdural electrodes to accurately define the epileptogenic area, as well as allow for functional cortical mapping.

The Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is also one of the busiest referral centers in the country for pediatric brain tumors based upon the expertise of our pediatric neurosurgeons using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, frameless stereotactic guidance, and intraoperative mapping to preserve normal brain function.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, also boasts widely recognized pediatric neurosurgery programs for craniosynostosis/craniofacial syndromes and spasticity.  The most complex cases of hydrocephalus are sent to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, for treatment based upon our neurosurgeons’ expertise in minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic third ventriculostomy and endoscopic cyst fenestration.

 

In addition to their clinical expertise in pediatric neurosurgery, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Division of Neurosurgery is pushing forward the frontiers of pediatric neurosurgery through its active research programs to improve care for children with neurological disorders.  Active clinical and translational research projects are ongoing to develop novel treatment approaches for pediatric brain tumors and head trauma and new surgical approaches for the treatment of epilepsy. 

The expertise and success of our pediatric neurosurgeons, comprising of Doctors John RaghebSanjiv Bhatia and Toba Niazi along with the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Brain Institute program ensure that Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, will remain at the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery  -- not only in South Florida, but also around the world.

To reach our pediatric neurosurgeon team by email, please address inquiries to neuro@mch.com. You can also use our online contact form by clicking here. New Patients please click here and make sure you review the form and have all the items on the checklist before calling. 


For more information about Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital or to make an appointment, please call
(305) 662-8386.

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