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Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

WVU Medicine’s Pediatric Neurology specialists provide a comprehensive array of services for children. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists work together with specialists in other fields to offer the highest quality care.

Conditions we treat include:

  • epilepsy
  • headaches
  • neuromuscular conditions
  • movement disorders
  • neurocutaneous syndromes
  • neurogenetic and neurodegenerative diseases
  • cerebral palsy
  • complications of prematurity
  • nervous system infections
  • spasticity
  • pediatric stroke

The Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center offers diagnostic evaluations for children showing difficulties in areas of development, attention, learning, and sleep. WVU has additional neurology specialty clinics, including the Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Spasticity Clinic, and care for children who have had a stroke.

The Sleep Evaluation Center offers monitoring and a variety of treatments for children with apnea, restlessness, insomnia, parasomnia, and other sleep disorders. We make special accommodations for children. Double beds in our pediatric evaluation rooms allow parents to stay with their children.

The WVU Epilepsy Center provides care for pediatric patients with seizure disorders and offers hope to those who have not been helped through medication. Our team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, neuropsychologists, and other epilepsy experts diagnose and evaluate patients as possible candidates for surgery, which is often an effective option when medications fail.

WVU’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, the only one in the state, serves children and adults. WVU Medicine Children’s features specially equipped rooms that are used for continuous video EEG monitoring of patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders and for the characterization of events of various nature in children and adults.

The Woven Endobridge device (WEB) is a groundbreaking advance in the development of technology for the treatment of ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms. The WVU Stroke Center was among the first in the country to use this device in clinical trials, now available to the rest of the U.S. Ansaar Rai, MD, and SoHyun Boo, MD, explain how the WEB device is making the delicate treatment of aneurysms less risky.

Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

When Hanna Reger was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, two days later the 17-year-old had a stroke.
 
Thanks to the quick action of the WVU Stroke Center, Hanna made an impressive comeback.

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute