The Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) specializes in the surgical treatment of infants, children and adolescents with brain tumors, epilepsy, cervical spinal trauma, and other conditions affecting the brain and spine such as cerebral palsy. We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to infants, children and adolescents.
Particular emphasis is placed on treating children with brain tumors. All diagnostic modalities are available for the investigation of lesions of the brain, including CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, functional MRI and spectroscopy. In addition, we are actively involved in a robust basic science effort that performs genetic, epigenetic, and proteomic analysis in collaboration with an international collaboration led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Our neurosurgery unit also has a large clinical research program in pediatric head injuries. Additionally, expertise in cervical spinal trauma and other spinal disorders is available.
Conditions We Treat
Specialized Clinical Programs
Pediatric Epilepsy Program
The Pediatric Epilepsy Program is a multidisciplinary effort for children with refractory or intractable seizures. We provide evaluation services, medical therapy and epilepsy surgery.