Advanced Pediatric Surgical Treatment for Brain and Spine Disorders
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s has a dedicated team of pediatric neurosurgeons when surgery is needed to treat brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. With comprehensive care for the most complex brain or spinal surgeries, families across northern Ohio can count on the expertise and experience of our team to provide the most advanced neurosurgical treatment options for children of all ages.
Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons offer an individualized, family-centered approach to neurosurgical treatment that helps ensure positive outcomes. From initial diagnosis to optimal treatment solutions to postsurgical care and neurosurgical rehabilitation and recovery, our team of neurosurgical specialists provides the full range of pediatric neurosurgical services tailored to your child’s unique needs.
Comprehensive Neurological Care for Children of All Ages
Disorders of the brain, spinal cord or associated nerves are known as neurological disorders, which require accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plans. Our pediatric neurosurgeons at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s have the experience and expertise to care for your child. If it is determined that surgery is the most appropriate treatment path, families can rest assured that our pediatric experts will help parents understand every aspect of care. Our neurosurgery team is experienced in even the most complex conditions.
Our neurosurgeons are an integral component of our pediatric trauma team, managing head and spine trauma and other life-threatening neurologic events. With specific training to move quickly for optimum results, we are skilled in an emergency, handling each situation with the utmost care.
Learn about the conditions we treat.
Nationally Recognized Expertise Provides Advanced Neurosurgical Treatments
As a nationally recognized team of pediatric neurosurgeons known for successfully treating pediatric neurological disorders, we provide our young patients with the most advanced care available. Our expert neurosurgeon team regularly shares leading-edge results at national and international conferences.
Because we are a full-service children’s hospital, our team utilizes the comprehensive resources of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's and all pediatric clinical centers of excellence. This collaborative approach ensures the best possible outcome for each patient. A patient’s surgical care may involve treatment from subspecialists in a variety of related pediatric disciplines, including:
- Pediatric neurologists
- Pediatric epileptologists
- Pediatric hematologists and pediatric oncologists
- Neonatologists and pediatric intensive care specialists
- Pediatric plastic surgeon and craniofacial surgeons
- Pediatric orthopaedists
- Pediatric anesthesiologists
- Pediatric general surgeons
- Pediatric otolaryngologists
- Pediatric ophthalmologists
- Pediatric gastroenterologists
- Pediatric rheumatologists
- Pediatric endocrinologists
- Pediatric infectious disease specialists
- Pediatric urologists
- Blood conservation specialists
- Pediatric trauma specialists
- Developmental behavioral pediatric specialists
- Pediatric neuropsychologists
In addition, we are involved in ongoing research and discovery to advance the specialty of neurosurgery.
Patient Centered Approach to Neurosurgical Treatment
Parent education is an integral part of neurosurgical treatment. Our team provides valuable information about each young patient’s condition and individualized treatment options. We work in partnership with families to determine the best course of treatment for each child.
In addition, our pediatric specialist team is dedicated to ensuring the comfort level of parents and patients. We encourage parents to stay with their child on sleeping couches - available in all patient rooms. Parents may even accompany the child in the pre-operating area while he or she receives anesthesia.