Division of Neurosurgery
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 through a CHOP-led international collaboration.
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.
As part of CHOP’s interdisciplinary Neuroscience Center, our team of neurosurgeons collaborates with specialists in neurology to provide precise diagnosis and develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan informed by the latest advances in research.
Conditions We Treat
- Spasticity and dystonia
- Spina bifida
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.