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Pediatric Neurosurgery


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Children are not just miniature adults. They have unique physiology and problems. The specialty of Pediatric Neurosurgery is exclusively practiced by approximately 140 surgeons in the United States. Board certification in Pediatric Neurosurgery requires additional training and certification above that required for certification in general Neurosurgery (adult and pediatric).

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of the largest in the Southeast and provides comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery care for patients throughout Florida. Our inpatient Neuroscience & Surgery Unit has 28 individual patient rooms. For enhanced continuity of care and follow-up, we see patients in our main facility and also at Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care locations in Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland and Ft. Myers.

We specialize in the surgical treatment of a wide range of problems including:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Tumors
  • Chiari malformations
  • Congenital abnormalities of the nervous system
  • Craniosynostosis and other craniofacial abnormalities
  • Epilepsy
  • Head & spinal trauma
  • Infections of the nervous system
  • Spasticity & other movement disorders
  • Spinal Anomalies, including tethered cord and other congenital malformations

Preparing for your Appointment

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital has a number of programs and resources for families with children who will undergo surgery. Please see our "Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital" section for details.