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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Caring for children with brain and spinal cord conditions

The pediatric neurosurgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital are nationally recognized for their expertise in diagnosing and treating brain and spinal cord problems in children.

Our surgeons treat a range of conditions including:

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Craniofacial Anomalies (birth defects of the head and facial bones)
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Injuries in Babies and Toddlers
  • Head Injuries in Older Children
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement Disorders
  • Spina Bifida

All of our physicians are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As experts in their field, they teach medical students and residents the most advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of conditions of the brain and spinal cord.

A Nurturing Hospital Environment

Being in the hospital can be a frightening experience for children and their parents. In our pediatric units, we create a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment.

Sleeping chairs are available in each room so parents can stay with their children. A family room features a TV, sofas, a shower, a kitchenette and other amenities for extended visits.

While children are in the hospital, a child life specialist helps make their stay more comfortable by providing school and play activities. For children who are able to be active, we offer elementary and adolescent playrooms with toys, books and computer games.