A pediatric neurosurgeon specializes in the medical and surgical care of children with diseases and conditions of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord, nerves, muscles, and related blood vessels. Pediatric neurosurgeons diagnose and treat many conditions, including brain tumors, seizure disorders, and head and spinal deformities and injuries. Pediatric neurosurgeons also perform surgery on the back, neck, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves to treat neurological problems in children.
A pediatric neurosurgeon typically:
Pediatric neurosurgeons may also be known by the following names: children's brain surgeon, pediatric nervous system surgeon, pediatric brain surgeon, and children’s spinal cord surgeon.
There are 154 specialists practicing Pediatric Neurosurgery in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 185 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center and Medical City Children's Hospital.