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Programs and research
Coordinated care for your child
UW Health Kids neurosurgeons are part of several programs and clinics dedicated to treating complex brain, spine and nerve problems.
Complex spine care
We partner with UW Health Kids orthopedic surgeons to manage spine problems affecting children. Our UW Health Kids Complex Spine Program also includes experts in rehabilitation medicine and pain management.
UW Health Kids Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic
UW Health Kids Brachial Plexus Clinic
UW Health Kids Chiari Clinic
UW Health Kids Complex Spine Clinic
UW Health Kids Epilepsy Clinic
UW Health Kids Neurocutaneous Clinic
UW Health Kids Neuro-oncology Clinic
UW Health Kids Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic
UW Health Kids Spasticity Clinic
UW Health Kids Spina Bifida Clinic
Research and clinical trials
UW Health Kids
Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.
Conditions and treatments
Treatments for a range of brain and spine conditions
Your child’s brain and spinal cord make up their central nervous system. This system, powered by signals from the body’s nerves, controls everything your child does.
Damage to the brain, spinal cord or nerves at birth or due to a late injury can impact your child’s ability to think, talk and move.
Our surgical experts treat your child like their own
UW Health offers complete surgical care for all neurological conditions.
Many diseases or developmental abnormalities can affect your child’s brain, spinal cord and nerves. Our pediatric neurosurgeons have experience treating a range of conditions, including:
Brachial plexus and other peripheral nerve injuries
Cerebral palsy and spasticity
Chiari malformations, syringomyelia, and other congenital anomalies of the brain and spine
Complex spine conditions
Cervical spine problems
Recalcitrant back pain
Craniofacial abnormalities (craniosynostosis)
Spina bifida and the tethered cord syndrome
Tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
Trauma of the head and spine
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
Spinal vascular anomalies
State-of-the-art surgical techniques
Care for the brain, spine and nerves is complex. Whenever possible, we partner with other UW Health Kids doctors to offer non-surgical treatments.
If your child needs surgery, we offer the most advanced neurosurgical treatment options. These include:
Aneurysm and AVM treatment
Endoscopy of the brain
Peripheral nerve repair
Spinal deformity surgery
Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy
Convenient locations for care and follow-up
Our UW Health Kids neurosurgeons see patients at clinics inside American Family Children’s Hospital. We also offer appointments and follow-up at our pediatric neurosurgery clinic in Green Bay, Wis.
Meet our team
Our expert surgeons and partners provide experienced care
Our highly skilled neurosurgeons work with other UW Health Kids doctors to provide the best care for your child.
Meet some of our patients
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