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Neurosurgery

Leading the Way in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of new York offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to infants, children and adolescents up to age 21. Our dual board-certified, fellowship-trained faculty is made up of full-time pediatric neurosurgeons who work in close collaboration with pediatricians and all pediatric specialists including pediatric neurologists, pediatric neuro-oncolgists, neuroradiologists and pediatric plastic surgeons to provide cutting-edge treatment for all neurosurgical disorders in children.

Our team provides a wide range of specialized neurosurgical services for children who suffer from pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, congenital malformations of the brain and spine, craniofacial syndromes, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spinal dyraphism, spina bifida, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injuries, arteriovenous malformations, Chiari malformation and other disorders.

Our state-of-the-science technology allows our neurosurgeons to treat even the most complex of problems. Imaging is achieved using child-specific protocols within our modern CT and MR departments. Intra-operative navigation, imaging, and endoscopy are also routinely utilized.

In the operating room, pediatric anesthesiologists care for young patients before, during and after surgery. Patients recover from surgery either in the pediatric recovery room or the pediatric intensive care unit. Both are staffed by pediatric nurses who are trained in all aspects of postoperative care. The pediatric intensive care unit is staffed 24/7 by attending fellowship-trained pediatric critical care specialists that routinely provide expertise for even the sickest children in the region.

The Cohen Children’s Medical Center Program for Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors is one of the busiest centers of its kind in the region. In addition to our pediatric neurosurgeons, this multidisciplinary program includes pediatric neurooncologists, pediatric neurologists, pediatric radiation oncologists, pediatric pathologists, neuroradiologists, as well as other pediatric subspecialists. We participate in Children’s Oncology Group protocols and are frequently asked to provide expert opinions from other centers within the region, elsewhere in the country and even from other countries.

The Pediatric Neurosurgery office is located at 410 Lakeville Road, Suite 204 (directly next door to Cohen Children’s Medical Center). The telephone number to contact our neurosurgeons is 516-354-3401. This same number is available 24/7, and it has been our commitment to provide continuous access to these highly trained subspecialists at all hours. Normal business hours of 9am to 5pm should be used to set up initial appointments. All emergent situations should be dealt with through our Emergency Department, either primarily or in transfer from another regional facility.
 

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