Neurology

neurologyIf your child has problems involving the nervous system, such as seizures, delayed speech, weakness or headaches, our advanced team of experts can help.

Pediatric neurologists provide infants, children and adolescents with brain disorders current evidence-based advice and treatment to maximize neurological function. Through a coordinated team approach, we focus first on understanding the underlying disorder so that we can then improve impaired brain function. While our training and experience are in medical disorders in childhood, we also understand the special needs of the child and family and are fully committed both to listening to your concerns and answering your questions to your satisfaction.

Treating a comprehensive range of conditions

We provide inpatient and outpatient services to infants and children with acute and chronic neurological and developmental disabilities, such as:
  • Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors
  • Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and nerve-muscle disorders
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Behavioral disorders, including ADHD, school failure, autism and sleep problems
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones and coordination issues
  • Mental retardation
  • Hydrocephalus
These are often chronic conditions that require ongoing care and close follow-up throughout childhood and adolescence.

Advanced diagnostic services

We also offer the area's most advanced diagnostic services, including:
  • Closed-Circuit Video Telemetry
  • Electroencephalography, or EEG
  • Electromyography, or EMG
  • Evoked Response Testing Genetics Consultations
  • Neuroimaging, including:
    • CT scan
    • Magnetic Resonance Angiogram, or MRA
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI
    • Ultrasound
    • Neuropsychological evaluations
As an academic center, many of our pediatricians, clinical nurse specialists and other staff members are involved in innovative research. We will coordinate your treatment and consult with other leading specialists who are often located across the hall instead of across town.