Pediatric neurosurgery is surgical care for children with diseases and conditions of the nervous system, brain, and spinal cord. Pediatric neurosurgery focuses on children and teenagers younger than age 18.
Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgery on children and teens who have conditions or diseases that affect their brain or spinal cord. These may include:
At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals, we understand that the need for pediatric neurosurgery can be intimidating, but you can trust our skilled team of specialists. To learn more about pediatric neurosurgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, find a neurologist or neurosurgeon associated with St. Rose Dominican or call (702) 616-4900.
What to Expect from Your Pediatric Neurosurgery Experience
A pediatric neurosurgeon will perform several tests to determine if surgery is needed or the best approach for surgery. Neurosurgery is sometimes planned ahead of time, but it also may be an emergency surgery. This could happen if your child or teen has spine or brain trauma from a fall or some type of accident. Tests may include:
Some patients may need more than one surgery, and some may require repeat surgeries as they grow. For example, a child with hydrocephalus who has a shunt may need repeat shunt surgery after a growth spurt or if it becomes blocked.
After neurosurgery, follow up visits with the neurosurgeon are important to monitor recovery and determine if other treatments or services, such as physical therapy, are needed.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals provides comprehensive care for pediatric neurosurgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, as a part of our neurological services.