Pediatric Neurosurgery Services and Technology

Neurosurgeons Actively Involved in Multispecialty Care

Our neurosurgeons collaborate with other specialists to deliver comprehensive care to each patient. It's our goal to coordinate our efforts and provide high-quality results.

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
  • Types of Procedures

      Seizure surgery including hemispherectomy (removal of parts of the brain) for control of seizure activity

      - Complex reconstructive surgery for congenital craniofacial disorders or trauma and brachial plexus injuries, in addition to craniosynostosis surgery

      - Selective dorsal rhizotomy and continuous intrathecal infusion for spasticity

      - Stereotaxic radiosurgery (radiation therapy-specific parts of the body) using linear accelerator and the Gamma knife for brain tumor and arterio-venous malformation (AVM)

      - Interventional neuroradiology for AVM

      - Intracranial pressure monitoring and continuous cerebral oximetry for head injuries

  • Specialized Equipment for Pediatric Neurosurgery

      - Dual stereoscopic microscopic

      - CO2 laser

      - YAG laser

      - Neuro-endoscopy

      - Intra-operative image guidance system for frameless stereotactic surgery

      Intra-operative MRI (iMRI)

      - Microsurgery equipment

      - Ultrasonography and ultrasonic tissue aspirator

      - Gamma knife for brain tumor and arterio-venous malformation (AVM)

      Interventional neuroradiology for AVM/vascular abnormalities 

      - Intracranial pressure monitoring and continuous cerebral oximetry for head injuries

      - Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy

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Programs

Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

Approximately 3,000 children are diagnosed with brain tumors in the United States each year, making brain tumors the most common solid tumor in children. At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with Children's Neurosciences Program, we treat more than 100 pediatric brain tumor patients each year.


Concussion Program

We aim to educate the public about the dangers of concussions. Now we are the only Georgia hospital program with concussion materials endorsed by the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Epilepsy Center

Our Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 pediatric epilepsy center according to the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)—their highest level of designation. Each year, the specially trained staff treats hundreds of patients—nearly 1,000 epilepsy discharges, more than double the national average. We provide neurodiagnostic monitoring, clinical trials, and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.


Neurocritical Care Program

Children’s has the only pediatric Level II trauma centers in the state—a special term given to a hospital because of its transport, emergency surgical, education and injury prevention services.


Pediatric Spine Care

Our team offers specialized care for children and teens with complex neurological spine disorders. From congenital conditions to spine trauma, the team takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining expertise from neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and orthopaedic surgeons.