Institute for Brain Protection Services


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.

I think the brain is the most fascinating organ of the human body. When I realized I wanted to be a surgeon, I wanted to do something that was delicate, intricate. 

Dr. George Jallo, M.D.
Medical Director of the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences 

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

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