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 and stroke.
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
Conditions We Treat
Comprehensive 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
Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers pediatric rehabilitation services at outpatient center locations situated throughout South Florida, from West Palm Beach to Palmetto Bay in southern Miami Dade.