The Neurosurgery Program, part of Texas Children’s Neuroscience Center, is committed to setting the standard for the surgical treatment of infants and children with neurological diseases and to pioneering innovative therapies for the developing nervous system. Among the largest and most experienced pediatric neurosurgery units in the United States, our internationally recognized neurosurgeons perform more than 1,000 operations annually for a broad range of neurosurgical disorders.
Texas Children's Hospital is the first hospital in the world to use real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures. In addition, Texas Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery was the first pediatric center in Texas to use the NeuroPace RNS device to treat seizures and the first hospital in the country to perform fetoscopic spina bifida surgery.
Our surgeons emphasize multidisciplinary care and collaborate extensively with our colleagues at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Fetal Center, the comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and the departments of Urology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Craniofacial Surgery, Developmental Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Whether enhancing treatment through advanced technology, launching a promising clinical trial or making new discoveries in the lab, Texas Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of children with neurological conditions both today and generations into the future.
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Macey’s Story: Neurosurgery to Treat Hydrocephalus