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.
March 2010 marked the completion of our new, state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating room, equipped with intraoperative MRI, advanced neurosurgical microscope system and stereotactic guidance.
AVMs (arteriovenous malformations)
Brachial plexus injury
Brain tumors - Learn about our Brain Tumor Program
Epilepsy (when surgery is required)
Neurological birth defects
Pediatric disc disease
Peripheral nerve injury
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.
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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.
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.