Pediatric Neurosurgery is the only recognized subspecialty of neurosurgery which maintains its own board certification process. Pediatric neurosurgeons take care of children, and sometimes adults, with congenital and acquired neurological problems. Sometimes kids are born with neurological disorders, and sometimes infants develop problems that require neurosurgical intervention. Children are not simply little adults, and pediatric neurosurgeons are much more than “adult” neurosurgeons who treat little children. Pediatric neurosurgeons have done the full academic and surgical training for adult neurosurgery and have also done additional, specialized training in pediatric neurosurgery. New Jersey Pediatric Neurosurgeons provide children with problems of the brain or spine, the highest quality care, right here in New Jersey! Our pediatric neurosurgeons trained in the best children’s hospitals in the nation, and have brought their skills and expertise home to New Jersey.
We specialize in treating children with:
- Baclofen Pumps
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Brain Tumors
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chiari Malformation
- Concussion and Brain Injury
- Congenital Face, Neck and Spine Deformity
- Movement Disorders
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Stereotactic guidance
- Tethered Spinal Cord
- Vascular Malformations
Our team of Pediatric Neurosurgeons uses cutting edge technology, so that your child receives the best possible treatment. Over the years, we have built not only a great team of neurosurgeons, but a comprehensive network of neurologists, therapists, psychologists and orthotists who work together every day, side by side, to give YOUR child the excellence in care that they deserve. From diagnosis to discharge, our patients and their families receive exceptional care, all the time, without exception…whether they are in the hospital, in the office or at home! We are proud of our patient’s success stories. Please take the time to read about some of the children we have cared for! You get a whole team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers who develop a care plan together with you and your child.
When is referral to a NEUROSURGEON appropriate?
Referrals are typically made, by a pediatrician, neurologist or another doctor, to diagnose or rule out diseases of the brain or spinal cord. This information also helps to describe the identified condition’s impact on the patient’s daily functioning. Examples include traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus. Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, epilepsy, arachnoid cysts, brain or spinal cord tumor, stroke, concussion, vascular disease (AVM’s and aneurysms) and other types of neurological problems. The information gathered during this assessment will go to your doctor, and he or she will use this information to make decisions regarding your health care. If these types of conditions are diagnosed or suspected, a baseline evaluation with follow-up (usually yearly) may be useful in interpreting possible changes in one’s disease condition.
Neurocognitive or neuropsychological testing is also beneficial in tracking progress for patients undergoing rehabilitation and/or to evaluate how effective a certain treatment is for them. Neurocognitive or neuropsychological testing can help in planning educational and vocational programs as well. They can also assist in disability determination or for forensic (medical-legal) uses.