Neurosurgery

  • About Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's

    The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top 4 children’s programs in neurology and neurosurgery, is also the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery program in the region.

    Our multispecialty teams evaluate and treat nearly every neurologic disease and disorder of childhood, including:

    • neuro-oncology conditions
    • craniofacial abnormalities
    • epilepsy
    • Chiari malformations
    • hydrocephalus and other congenital cysts or lesions of the brain or spine
    • spasticity
    • spina bifida
    • spinal disorders
    • traumatic and post-traumatic disorders of the brain and spine
    • blood vessel lesions such as aneurysms and arteriovascular malformations.

    Fixing the Untreatable

    Using technology unavailable elsewhere, our skilled neurosurgeons are able to remove certain deep-seated tumors and other brain lesions previously considered inoperable.

    One such technique is SMART (Stereotactic Minimal Access Resection Technique) surgery, which uses special computer-guided navigation to remove lesions with minimal blood loss, pain and scarring. Learn more about SMART surgery and other advanced technologies used for pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s.