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Nationally Recognized Pediatric Neurosurgery

Setting a New Standard

Our pediatric neurosurgery team is uniquely positioned to provide hope and support for children with brain and spine problems. We collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team comprised of pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists and oncologists to establish diagnoses and formulate personalized treatment plans. Our pediatric neurosurgery experts have the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet the special needs of children.

Our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized experts in:

  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumors
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Chiari malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Tethered cord
  • Syringomyelia
  • Craniosynostosis

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Advanced Technology With

Exceptional Patient Care

With distinctives like a pediatric comprehensive epilepsy program, Neurofibromatosis and Neuro-Oncology clinic, Chiari Center and Craniofacial Clinic to intraoperative MRI and CT imaging allowing our neurosurgeons to promptly confirm progress during surgery and robotic and endoscopic assisted minimally invasive brain surgery. We are actively involved in research to further understand disease processes affecting children and are proud to be at the forefront of advanced personalized medicine with national collaborations moving this research forward.

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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.

In Pediatric Neurosurgery

Elite Surgical Care Leverages the Latest Technology

Our team focuses on minimally invasive approaches and precision neurosurgery to ensure the best outcomes possible. We utilize cutting-edge surgical techniques to target brain pathology and tumors. When appropriate we use state-of-the-art techniques like:

  • Intraoperative MRI and CT: powerful tools aiding the removal of brain lesions, which make the procedure safer and improve outcomes
  • Neuro-navigation (“GPS”): computer-assisted technology to guide the surgeon
  • Intraoperative neuromonitoring for real-time feedback of the function of nerves, brain and spinal cord
  • Robotic and Laser assist surgery: Reduced risk of brain trauma and side effects
  • Endoscopic brain surgery: allowing for faster recovery and reduced hospital stay
James Baumgartner, MD

Meet Our Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

James Baumgartner, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgery for Epilepsy

Dr. Baumgartner is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon with more than two decades of experience in minimally invasive procedures to help children who experience seizures associated with epilepsy or other neurosurgical disorders.

Learn more about his care philosophy and hear how he cares for children's epilepsy surgery needs.

Neurological Conditions We Treat

  • Abscesses and Cysts
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chiari
  • Chiari Malformations
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Concussions (Pediatric)
  • Congenital or Perinatal Stroke
  • Congenital Spinal Anomalies
  • Cortical Dysplasia
  • Congenital Torticollis
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Ependymomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Glioblastomas
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Herniated Disks
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Abscesses
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low-Grade Gliomas
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Root Damage
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurological Complications of Cancer
  • Neuromas
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Head Injuries
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Skull Fractures
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vertebral Fractures

Elite Surgical Care With the Latest Technology

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