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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
Special Care. Specialized Doctors.

Meet Our Pediatric Neurosurgery Experts

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Elite Surgical Care Leveraging the Latest Technology

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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.