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Pediatric Neurosurgery Center
If your child is facing a complex or serious neurological condition that requires surgery, expertise matters. Johns Hopkins’ Pediatric Neurosurgery Center is one of the top multidisciplinary centers of its kind, with the vast experience, skill, and advanced treatments that offer hope to children and their families.
Conditions We Treat
Whether your child is facing a common problem or a rare condition, our team can provide treatments based on new research.
From renowned surgeons to skilled nurses and advanced practitioners, your child’s team comprises world-class professionals.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
If surgery is recommended, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center provides an innovative environment for your child and your family.
Request an Appointment: Please contact us at 410-955-7337.
A World-Class Center
Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins treats children from all over the world. We provide 24-hour inpatient care, emergency care and timely outpatient consultations for all aspects of neurological issues and concerns, whether your child is arriving from across town or from across the globe.
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery | Morgan's Story
Daily epileptic seizures were severely affecting Morgan’s quality of life as a teenager in middle school. When her family learned she would need surgery for her epilepsy, they turned to pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson, M.D., at Johns Hopkins. Once the precise location in Morgan’s brain where the seizures were originating was located through imaging, laser ablation surgery removed the culprit lesion, leaving her seizure-free.
Chiari Malformation: Adelynn's Story
As a baby, Adelynn was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation that was interfering with her ability to eat, sleep and breathe. Her family made the trip from South Carolina to Johns Hopkins, where they met with experts in pulmonology, pediatric otolaryngology and pediatric neurosurgery, including pediatric neurosurgeon Eric Jackson, M.D. Learn more about Adelynn's story.
Pediatric Brain Tumor: Declan's Story
Five-year-old Declan had an MRI to monitor a growth hormone deficiency. Afterward, his parents got shocking news: The scan showed Declan had a large craniopharyngioma brain tumor. The family found themselves at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where Declan had brain surgery the next day. Watch neurosurgeon Alan Cohen and the pediatric neurosurgical team discuss how they removed this tumor.
Surgical Approach Saves Teen from Lifetime of Violent Seizures: Ryan's Story
At the age of 3, Ryan began experiencing shaking in his right left, which his family jokingly called his "wiggly leg." He was later diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy that left him bound to a wheelchair. Fortunately, a new diagnosis and treatment plan would eventually leave his wheelchair collecting dust.
In the News
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeons Save Teen with Screw in Skull
While building a treehouse, 13-year-old Darius fell and his skull was pierced by a six-inch screw attached to a board. He was air-lifted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with the board still adhered to his head and the screw dangerously close to a delicate structure in his brain. Drs. Shenandoah Robinson and Alan Cohen performed the life-saving surgery on the teen. Read more.
Comprehensive Care for Pediatric Epilepsy
Drs. Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson and Sarah Kelley are among a multidisciplinary team of experts treating pediatric epilepsy. The group includes neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, dietitians, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and pediatric epileptologists.
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