Neurosurgery :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Advanced surgical techniques for rare brain tumors, epilepsy or Chiari malformations. Urgent interventions for injuries due to trauma or stroke. Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital provides the best possible care to all pediatric patients with neurosurgical needs.

Our staff works closely with the departments of Anesthesia, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hematology/Oncology & BMT and many others to promote positive outcomes for neurosurgical patients from birth to age 21, and to selected adults with congenital neurological disorders. 

Our Neurosurgical Team

The experience and expertise of our neurosurgical team allows the provision of state-of-the-art care. Our surgeons value collaborative relationships with primary care physicians and believe in maintaining communication to support ongoing patient care. The team’s expertise includes minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to decrease the impact on the patient, minimize pain and promote faster recovery. They also specialize in minimally invasive treatment of intraventricular pathology and appropriate brain tumors.

For a complete list of conditions treated and services provided by our Neurosurgery team, click here.

Physician Referrals: Rapid Access to Leading Specialists

Neurosurgery offers rapid appointment scheduling—within just a few days for non-emergent cases and within 24 hours for urgent cases.

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Neurosurgery Clinic

Blake's Journey

Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life.

Blake's Journey Home

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Fast Facts

July 2014 – June 2015

Inpatient Discharges: 474
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 116
Total Discharges: 590
Average Length of Stay*: 4.4
Average Daily Census*: 5.7
Patient Days*: 2,090
Total Surgical Procedures: 625
Neurosurgery Clinic Visits: 3,579

*Excludes observation and outpatient-in-a-bed patients.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000