A multidisciplinary team of experts in pediatric neurosurgery
Our surgeons have extensive training from world-renowned children’s hospitals in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts – including intensivists, neurologists, hematologist/oncologists, and orthopedic, plastic and trauma surgeons – provides exceptional care to manage the most complex disorders.
Whenever possible, pediatric neurosurgeons use minimally invasive endoscopes (or tubes) specifically designed for children. They view parts of the brain, skull or spinal cord through small openings rather than removing the scalp and skull. This results in a faster recovery time, a reduced risk of injury, shortened hospital stay and less pain and scarring.
At our children’s hospitals, care does not end after surgery. Our surgeons follow patients until growth of their skull or face is complete.
We specialize in treating:
Hydrocephalus: Water on the brain corrected through surgery in which shunts are placed to drain the excess fluid.
Craniofacial conditions: Any congenital or developed malformations of the face, head, neck, jaw or skull.
Isolated and syndromic craniosynostosis
Cleft lip and palate
Developed conditions: A developed disease or condition resulting from an accident or traumatic injury.
Malignant tumors: Complex cancerous tumors of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, skull and peripheral nerve tumors, may require advanced surgical techniques, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Benign tumors: Noncancerous growths in the brain, skull and spine including adenoma, fibroma, hemangioma, meningioma (in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord), neuroma (in nerve tissue) and osteochondromas (in bone).
Pediatric spine disorders: We recognize children require different surgical approaches than adults. Our delicate, child-sized equipment allows us to perform even the most intricate procedures for spinal tumors, scoliosis, spina bifida and trauma.
Pediatric neurovascular conditions: Our surgeons address congenital and acquired vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, such as strokes, cavernous malformations, arterial venous malformations and moyamoya (abnormalities in the blood vessels).
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
19 Davis Avenue, HOPE Tower 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753 732-897-3400