Pediatric neurosurgery: Advanced brain and spine care for kids

The pediatric neurosurgeons at American Family Children’s Hospital offer the latest treatment options for conditions affecting your child’s brain and spinal cord.
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Programs and research

Coordinated care for your child

Our pediatric neurosurgeons are part of several programs and clinics dedicated to treating complex brain, spine and nerve problems.

Complex spine care

We partner with pediatric orthopedic surgeons to manage spine problems affecting children. Our Pediatric Complex Spine Program also includes experts in rehabilitation medicine and pain management.

Multidisciplinary clinics

  • Pediatric Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic 

  • Pediatric Brachial Plexus Clinic

  • Pediatric Chiari Clinic

  • Pediatric Complex Spine Clinic

  • Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic

  • Pediatric Neurocutaneous Clinic

  • Pediatric Neuro-oncology Clinic

  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic

  • Pediatric Spasticity Clinic

  • Pediatric Spina Bifida Clinic

Research and clinical trials

Learn more about our current research and clinical trials

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

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

    • Craniocervical problems

    • Recalcitrant back pain

    • Spina bifida

    • Spinal deformities 

    • Spinal fractures

    • Spinal infection

    • Spinal trauma

    • Spinal tumors

  • Craniofacial abnormalities (craniosynostosis)

  • Epilepsy

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Spina bifida and the tethered cord syndrome

  • Stroke

  • Tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves

  • Trauma of the head and spine

  • Vascular malformations

    • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) 

    • Aneurysms

    • Moyamoya disease

    • Spinal vascular anomalies

State-of-the-art surgical techniques to help your child heal

Care for the brain, spine and nerves is complex. Whenever possible, we partner with other doctors at American Family Children’s Hospital to offer nonsurgical treatments.

If your child needs surgery, we offer the most advanced neurosurgical treatment options. These include:

  • Aneurysm and AVM treatment

  • Endoscopy of the brain

  • Interventional neurosurgery

  • Medical therapy

  • Peripheral nerve repair

  • Radiosurgery

  • Shunt placement

  • Spinal deformity surgery 

  • Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy


Convenient locations for care and follow-up

Our pediatric 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.

  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) - Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 288-5500
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Meet our team

Our expert surgeons and partners provide experienced care

Our highly skilled neurosurgeons work with other doctors throughout American Family Children’s Hospital to provide the best care for your child.

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