Pediatric Neurosurgery Center

The pediatric neurosurgery program at the University of Chicago is dedicated to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical problems seen in children, including:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Congenital malformations of the skull, brain and spine (e.g., Chiari malformations, spine bifida, syringomyelia)
  • Pediatric neuro-oncology (brain and spine tumors)
  • Pediatric neurovascular surgery (brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, moyamoya disease)
  • Surgery for intractable epilepsy
  • Functional neurosurgery for spasticity

U.S. News & World Report ranked our neuroscience programs among the best in the country. The breadth of our pediatric neurosurgeons’ experience and expertise enables our team to bring forth the best possible care for children with these debilitating diseases.

Our pediatric neurosurgeons often collaborate in an interdisciplinary fashion with pediatric neurologists and pediatric subspecialists including oncologists, endocrinologists, urologists and orthopedists, to provide tailored and multimodal treatment. Our neurosurgeons also offer standard and advanced treatment approaches, such as computer-assisted surgery, endoscopic approaches and laser ablation surgery, to improve outcomes for pediatric patients.

Our team is also dedicated to ensuring children and their families are enrolled in a number of subspecialty clinics that are specifically designed to work with patients and their families in the evaluation and ongoing management of their particular condition. We are, first and foremost, committed to ensuring children and their families receive the holistic and comprehensive care they need to thrive after treatment.