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Pediatric Neuroscience

Kids Should Feel Whole

Your child’s brain is complex and unique. At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we want every kid to live to his or her fullest potential. That’s why our young patients receive superior care in a state-of-the-art setting at the forefront of pediatric neuroscience.

Our experienced and skilled team of neuroscience specialists can diagnose and treat a range of disorders, including brain tumors, spinal disorders, seizures, sleep disorders and learning difficulties.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

AdventHealth for Children

Pediatric Neuroscience Programs

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is called “intractable” or “drug resistant” when a child has not responded two anti-seizure medications at a therapeutic level. That’s where the specialists at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, come in.

  • Headache Center

    At our Headache Center, our ultimate goal is to bring comfort and relief to children suffering from frequent headaches of any kind. Our team works together to create an expert and comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for your child.

  • Ketogenic Diet Clinic

    One of the effective methods for treating epilepsy in children is a ketogenic diet with the goal of fostering a continual production of ketone bodies in the blood by forcing the body to burn fat instead of sugar as its primary source of energy.

     

  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic

    The second-largest Neurofibromatosis clinic in the country, our highly skilled specialists are committed to providing accurate diagnoses and improving the quality of life for those living with NF.

  • Neurology

    Neurological disorders in children can be very different from those in adults. That’s why we have a team that is dedicated to nothing but treating acute neurological problems such as epilepsy, tumors and neurofibromatosis. Professional, highly talented and experienced.

  • Neurosurgery

    Our dedicated neurosurgeons perform life-saving procedures in neurosurgical suites equipped with state-of-the-art neuro-navigation technology

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Meet Our Medical Directors

Ki Hyeong Lee, MD, MS and James Baumgartner, MD

Composed of epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, developmental specialists, therapists and pediatric neuropsychologists, this highly integrated team works collaboratively to assess the problem and recommend the most effective course of treatment. Options may include non-surgical and surgical treatments, including the use of our state-of-the-art Stealth Surgical Navigation System®, Gamma Knife™, 3-Tesla MRI and an intra-operative MRI. 

Healing. Helping. Connecting.

Better Support for Better Health

In the journey to better neurologic health, the path is not always clear. We’re here to help you take the next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources, and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more-compassionate support, and a higher level of expert care.