Setting a New Standard
AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, has a dedicated neurosurgical surgery suite with operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art, precision technology. The surgical suite is staffed with a highly experienced team, including a full-time pediatric anesthesia team.
Our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized experts in:
- Brain and spinal injury treatment
- Brain and spinal tumor treatment
- Cerebrosvascular disease
- Chiari malformations
- Craniofacial disorders
- Epilepsy surgery
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Pituitary surgery
- Spina bifida/congenital spinal anomalies
- Spinal disorders (minimally invasive and complex surgeries)
- Skull base surgery (minimally invasive and invasive)
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Vascular anomalies of the brain
A Team Approach
Based on your child’s particular needs, and to ensure the best outcomes possible, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery treatments may be part of a multidisciplinary approach that also includes care in craniofacial, plagiocephaly, neuro-oncology, neurofibromatosis or one of our other specialty programs.
Meet Our Pediatric Neurosurgery Experts
Elite Surgical Care Leveraging the Latest Technology
- 3T MRI
3T MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is an advanced imaging procedure that employs large magnets and radio waves to create a detailed image of inside the body. The 3T MRI produces a higher-definition picture than conventional, 1.5T MRI technology, offering a potential advantage for evaluation and diagnosis of tumors, lesions, physiological processes and all body structures. This painless test usually takes about 60 minutes to complete, and requires the patient to lie still while the scanning is in process. In patients who have experienced seizures, it can be particularly helpful for locating the origin of the brain in which the seizures are generated. These tests are capable of capturing irregularities in the brain and other parts of the body.
- MEG Brain Mapping
Magnetoencephalography, or MEG for short, is a non-invasive, non-surgical brain-mapping procedure that provides the most accurate picture possible of where and when brain activity occurs. MEG is capable of tracking moment-to-moment brain activity at the millisecond time scale or better, which allows doctors to pinpoint the areas of the brain responsible for abnormal activity in epileptic disorders. The fact that MEG technology is completely safe is particularly important for routine clinical evaluations of young children. MEG is already aiding in the treatment of epileptic and brain-tumor patients and opening new doors to research in neurodevelopmental disorders, stroke, brain trauma, brain plasticity, aging and memory.
MEG provides the most accurate picture possible of where abnormal brain activity occurs so surgeons can perform highly targeted operations and physicians can plan the best treatment options for each patient. Areas of the brain supporting critical functions (i.e., language, movement, sensation, vision) can be localized using MEG, helping physicians to reduce the risk of functional morbidity following surgery. Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is the only program in the state of Florida offering this breakthrough technology, allowing us to provide our patients with the most advanced care available.
- ROSA (Robotic Stereotactic Assistance)
ROSA is a robotic surgical assistant, designed to increase the reliability and safety of various neurosurgical procedures. ROSA assists surgeons in performing minimally invasive brain surgery for epilepsy and other neurologic conditions, in a safer, faster, more effective way by using image guidance and providing a stereotactic device that holds surgical tools and allows procedures with image guidance to be done robotically.