Our pediatric neurosurgery program provides state-of-the-art care for infants, children, and adolescents with problems of the brain and spine. As a major pediatric healthcare center, we offer the latest techniques, therapies, and clinical trials.
Conditions We Treat
- Pediatric brain, spinal cord, and skull base tumors
- Pediatric brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve tumors
- Cerebral and spinovascular discorders
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Chiari malformations
- Craniofacial disorders and craniosynostosis
- Spinal and cranial dysraphisms (Spina Bifida)
- Head, spine trauma, and concussions
- Prenatal diagnosis of centeral nervous system (CNS) disorders
- Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
- Spinal deformity and instability
- Spinal cord injury
- Cavernous malformation
- Tethered cord
Children in need of neurosurgery are treated by a team of multidisciplinary pediatric specialists including:
- Plastic Surgery
In addition to the neurosurgery clinics, we provide services in other specialty clinics:
- Myelo Clinic (Spina Bifida)
- Craniofacial Program Clinic
- Abnormal Head Shape Clinic
- Spasticity/CP Clinic
The WVU Medicine Children’s Center for Spina Bifida serves children with spina bifida, myelomeningocele, and other forms of myelodysplasia as well as related congenital conditions, such as Chiari malformation, tethered spinal cord syndrome, and associated hydrocephalus.
The WVU Medicine Children’s Craniofacial Program treats infants and children with plagiocephaly, craniosynostosis, oculoauricular verterbral spectrum, microtia, and other rare conditions.
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.
Click to download the The WVU Pediatric Neurosurgery Program brochure.
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