Pediatric Neurovascular Center of Excellence
Part of the hospital's world-renowned Brain Institute
, which is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Neurovascular Center of Excellence
is one of only a few centers of its kind in the nation and is the only center in South Florida specializing in treatment of children with vascular malformations
Providing Care for a Full Spectrum of Neurovascular Disorders in Children
Pediatric neurovascular disorders include a range of conditions associated with the malfunction or injury of blood vessels of the brain, spinal cord, head and neck. The center offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment – including minimally invasive catheter-based treatment. The center also performs tumor embolization and direct chemotherapy.
Treatments and Procedures
Expand the box below for a detailed list of conditions.
Comprehensive Pediatric Neurovascular Care Team
The Pediatric Neurovascular Center care team includes:
- Pediatric Emergency Department physicians
- Hospitalists (pediatricians)
- Neurologists specializing in stroke and other neurovascular events in children
- Neurointensivists/neurocritical care experts
- Fellowship-trained endovascular neurosurgeons
- Pediatric neurosurgeons
- Pediatric brain injury recovery specialists
Technology to Support Optimal Care
The team is backed by a the latest technology to enhance care, including a hybrid angiography
suite and operating room that enables diagnostic testing and surgical therapy to take place in a single room with a single application of anesthetic, eliminating the need for separate imaging and surgical procedures. Nicklaus Children's is one of only a few children’s hospitals in the nation to feature a hybrid angiography suite.
Continuum of Care
The Pediatric Neurovascular Center offers a comprehensive continuum of care to that provides optimal support for children with neurovascular disorders and their families. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is home to the region’s only freestanding pediatric Emergency Department
, which is staffed around-the-clock by pediatric specialists, with experts in virtually every pediatric subspecialty on call.
The hospital also features a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
, and a 30-bed pediatric inpatient neuroscience unit staffed by RNs who are trained and highly experienced in the care of children with neurological conditions.
Outpatient Therapy to Support Recovery