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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

If your child suffers from a neurological disorder, know that Augusta University Health's skilled pediatric neurosurgeons can help. Performing leading-edge surgeries at our Neuroscience Center of Excellence.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

If your child suffers from a neurological disorder, know that Augusta University Health's skilled pediatric neurosurgeons can help. Performing leading-edge surgeries at our Neuroscience Center of Excellence.

Why Choose Us

At AU Health we provide neurosurgical care for children with disorders of the brain and spinal cord. We have:

  • Specialized Care Teams: The region’s only pediatric neurosurgeons supported by pediatric neurologists, anesthesiologists and other pediatric specialists.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Inpatient care in the area’s only Level I (the highest level) PICU
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Inpatient care in the area’s only Level IV (the highest level) NICU
  • Biplanar angiography suite: Our state-of-the-art biplanar angiography suite can identify and treat problems with blood vessels in a patient's brain.
  • Emergency transport teams: Neonatal and pediatric transport teams to bring your child to us quickly and safely.

Baby's head being cradled in father's hands

Children can have a variety of conditions that can impact their neurological health, some of the ones we see include:

  • Brain tumors
  • Chiari malformation

  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Tethered cord

Surgery is performed on children with complex or serious neurological conditions. These surgeries can help children live more normal and active lives, we offer:

  • Precise noninvasive techniques: We perform the most advanced surgeries for brain tumors in our state-of-the-art Gamma Knife Center, where we can treat inoperable brain tumors and other disorders.
  • Congenital neurological disorder care: For conditions such as hydrocephalus, tethered cord and myelomeningocele.
  • Collaborative care: We work with pediatric sub-specialists for craniosynostosis & other craniofacial malformations.
  • Endovascular coiling in the state of the art angiography suite to provide care for vascular malformation including resection of AVM’s and the clipping of aneurysms.

These services are a vital part of your child's surgical care experience. They provide support for both the child and family while they are going through their hospitalization.  

If you are interested in finding our more about your child's condition and surgical options, see our informative brochures:

What is Craniosynostosis

A condition in which a baby's skull sutures close too early. This can not only restrict brain growth and development, but it may raise some cosmetic concerns as well.

Once a diagnosis of craniosynostosis has been established, treatment options will be discussed with you by your craniofacial specialist team.

What is Hydrocephalus

Hydorcephalus develops when there is either a disruption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow or a problem with CSF absorption.

Once a diagnosis of hydrocephalus has been established, treatment options will be discussed with you by your pediatric neurosurgery team.

What is Chiari malformation

This is a condition in which the back of the brain (hindbrain) pokes through the base of the skull and into the spinal canal (where the spinal cord is located).

Once a diagnosis of chiari malformation has been established, treatment options will be discussed with you by your pediatric neurosurgery team.

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Florentino, Ivan, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Lima, Maria Helena, MD

Plastic Surgery

Maugans, Todd A., MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Hulsebus, Elise, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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