Department of  Neurosurgery
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The entire spectrum of neurosurgical disorders in children is treated by Washington University pediatric neurosurgeons and physicians in related disciplines. Care and services are provided at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

In the 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Children's Hospitals in America, the Neurology and Neurosurgery Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital was ranked #2 in the nation. All of our pediatric neurosurgeons also are among those listed in the most recent edition of Best Doctors in America.


Conditions Treated

Among the conditions that are treated by our pediatric neurosurgeons are:

  • Achondroplasia
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Brain abscess and other central nervous system infections
  • Cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations
  • Chiari malformation
  • Congenital dermal sinus
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniovertebral junction anomalies
  • Diastematomyelia
  • Encephalocele
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injury
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Spasticity
  • Spine and spinal cord injury
  • Syringohydromyelia
  • Tethered spinal cord

Pediatric Specialized Centers & Programs

In collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital, our pediatric neurosurgeons also are part of multidisciplinary teams that provide care in several specialized pediatric centers:

  • Brachial Plexus Center
  • Center for Cerebral Palsy Spasticity
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Center
  • Pediatric Gamma Knife Program
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (Brain Tumor) Program
  • Spina Bifida Clinic

 Meet the Pediatric Neurosurgery Team.