The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital offers one of the nation’s leading treatment programs for infants, children and adolescents with neurological problems (problems affecting the nervous system).
Our specialists treat children with brain and neurological conditions with a multidisciplinary approach led by physicians in our department of neurosurgery and our pediatric neurology service. Together with our colleagues in many other pediatric specialties throughout Mott Children’s Hospital, we provide our patients and their families with individualized treatment plans.
The pediatric neurology service coordinates medical treatment and therapy for children with neurological conditions.
Special interests include:
- Neonatal neurology
- Brain malformations
- Metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system
- Pediatric sleep disorders
- Developmental disorders including autism
- Pediatric neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathies
- Neurological complications of other pediatric diseases
The department of neurosurgery offers patients advanced surgical treatment using state-of-the-art equipment driven by our vigorous research activity and the best scientific knowledge available.
Specialty areas include:
- Congenital anomalies of the brain and spinal cord
- Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
- Myelomeningocele and spina bifida
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Vascular anomalies of the brain and spinal cord
- Medically refractory epilepsy
- Chiari malformations
- Surgical therapy for spasticity
- Pediatric head and spinal cord injury
- Tethered spinal cord