We collaborate with programs across the hospital to provide expert neurosurgical care when needed. Programs we work with include the Brain and Spine Tumor Center, the Cincinnati Fetal Care Center, the Movement Disorders Clinic and more.

Brain and Spine Tumor Center

When surgery is necessary, we work closely with the Brain and Spine Tumor Center to provide expert care. Our experienced neurosurgeons use sophisticated techniques to remove tumors in even the most difficult-to-access locations. These include the deep structures of the brain, such as the thalamus, and tumors involving the very sensitive tissues of the spinal cord.

Cerebrovascular Disease Center

The Cerebrovascular Disease Center provides expert, multidisciplinary care for children with conditions affecting the blood vessels in and around the brain and spine.

Cervical Spine Clinic

The Cervical Spine Clinic is for children and teens with rare and complex cervical spine conditions. When you come here for care, you’ll benefit from highly skilled specialists, innovative surgical techniques and the latest technology.

Chiari Malformations

Patients with a Chiari malformation travel to Cincinnati Children’s from all over the country to receive care from our experienced team of pediatric specialists.

In the last five years, we have evaluated more than 700 children with a Chiari malformation. Our goal is to help each patient live a normal life without restrictions. The majority of our patients achieve this goal, thanks in large part to our multidisciplinary approach, the expertise and experience of our physicians, and careful, long-term follow-up care.

Cincinnati Fetal Care Center

Some babies who are diagnosed with spina bifida (myelomeningocele) during pregnancy can undergo fetal surgery to repair the defect. The Cincinnati Fetal Care Center is one of only a very few facilities in the country offering this surgery.

Epilepsy Surgery Program

Our Epilepsy Surgery Program provides the diagnostic and surgical expertise to treat complex cases of intractable epilepsy. Our team is dedicated to dramatically reducing the severity and occurrence of seizures and, when possible, eliminating them altogether.

Movement Disorders Clinic

Our neurosurgeons are specifically trained in the evaluation, and advanced medical and surgical treatment of pediatric movement disorders. In collaboration with the Movement Disorders Clinic, we treat patients with tremors, dystonia and other movement disorders.

Surgical Spasticity Clinic

The Surgical Spasticity Clinic is a “one stop shop” for families who want to explore surgical solutions for their child’s spasticity. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team provides a thorough evaluation, two different surgical options and long-term follow-up care.