Neurosurgery :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


From the most complex brain and spinal disorders requiring the most challenging interventions to more common conditions and procedures, our expert team of pediatric neurosurgeons and neurosurgery nurse practitioners offers the complete spectrum of multidisciplinary care. In 2015, we cared for patients from 16 states and many countries from around the world.
In close collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Level-I pediatric trauma center, nationally-ranked Neurology and Neuro-Oncology servicesCraniofacial Center, and nationally-accredited Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, we care for patients from birth to age 21, and select adults with congenital neurological disorders. We provide initial consultation, surgery, post-operative care and rehabilitation. 
Our neurosurgeons and nurse practitioners have all received advanced pediatric training, which is crucial in caring for the unique needs of children and adolescents. Our specialty programs include treatment of:  
For a complete list of conditions treated and services provided by our Neurosurgery team, click here.

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At Nationwide Children’s, every child diagnosed with a condition requiring neurosurgical expertise is handled with an individualized treatment plan.

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State-of-the-Art Equipment

Our neurosurgeons operate in the region’s most state-of-the-art pediatric operating rooms. The facility is equipped with intraoperative MRI, and other advanced neurosurgical equipment. These advanced technologies can reduce the need for multiple surgeries, allow minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, minimize pain, and promote faster recovery. 

Video: 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.

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Physician Referrals: Rapid Access

Schedule appointments for patients within just a few days for non-emergent cases and within 24 hours for urgent cases.

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An Innovative, Patient-Centered Approach to Neurosurgery

Through innovations, such as mathematical modeling of EEG changes in epilepsy, and leading-edge surgical technologies and techniques, neurosurgeons at Nationwide Children’s are advancing the field while raising the bar on patient care.

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Lowering Surgical Site Infections

Fast Facts

July 2015 – June 2016

Inpatient Discharges: 494 
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 150 
Total Discharges: 644 
Average Length of Stay*: 5.7 
Average Daily Census*: 7.7 
Patient Days*: 2,808 
Total Surgical Procedures: 691 
Neurosurgery Main Campus Clinic Visits: 4,078 
Neurosurgery Mansfield Clinic Visits: 35 
Total Neurosurgery Clinic Visits: 4,113 

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

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