University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is home to one of the most experienced and comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery programs in the nation and the only nationally ranked program in Iowa.
Our pediatric neurosurgeons are recognized as leaders in the field and experts at treating children with conditions affecting the brain, and spinal cord, including the most complex pediatric neurosurgical cases.
Neurological problems in children who need surgery can be very different from those in adults. That’s why it’s important to rely on the expertise of pediatric neurosurgeons who are specially trained to treat infants, children, and adolescents. Also, many pediatric neurological conditions require lifelong follow-up care, so we work closely with young patients and their families to ensure their comfort and earn their trust. That’s why physicians refer patients to us from throughout the state, across the nation, and around the world.
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is internationally recognized for both clinical expertise and research in pediatric neurosurgery. We have developed and refined the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of many pediatric neurosurgical conditions.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Conditions and Services
- Center for Chiari and Disorders of the Craniovertebral Junction (CVJ)
- Comprehensive Craniofacial
- Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Craniosynostosis
- Pediatric Epilepsy
- Pediatric Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
- Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
- Pediatric Spine
- Pediatric Vascular
- Skeletal Dysplasia
- Spastic Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
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