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Pediatric Neurosurgery focuses on treating conditions affecting children’s brain, spine, head and nervous system.

Here at Providence Alaska Children's Hospital, we offer inpatient and outpatient consultations to find the best available treatments for your child. Our experienced surgeons and other team members are specially trained in caring for kids. And because we know how frightening it is when your child needs surgery, we offer special care to you, too.

You can depend on us to keep you informed and answer all your questions. We will work to help you and your child be comfortable and prepared for surgery, recovery and any ongoing care that may follow. That includes working closely with your child’s primary doctor and any other professionals involved in your child’s care.

Some of the many conditions we treat include:

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arterio-venous malformation
  • Brain trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Chiari malformation
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dandy-Walker malformation
  • Encephalocele
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Skull deformities
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal degenerative conditions
  • Spinal dural fistulas
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal vascular malformation
  • Tethered spinal cord

Treatments and services available through our department include:

  • Baclofen pump implantation
  • Brain biopsy
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Craniotomy for brain tumor
  • Craniectomy
  • CSF Shunting (lumbo-peritoneal, ventriculo-peritoneal, ventriculo-atrial)
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Microscopic surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal cord untethering
  • Spinal decompression/laminectomy
  • Spine tumor removal
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Total cranial vault reconstruction