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PEDIATRICS

 

When children require neurosurgical care, there is always a heightened sense of urgency and importance. And because they are not simply smaller patients, but ones with unique conditions and considerations, our specialists are well-trained to meet their needs. Nowhere in Indiana can children receive better, more comprehensive neurosurgical care.

 


 

Common Questions

WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOUR PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGEONS TREAT?

Our five main areas of pediatric focus are hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the brain), spina bifida (a birth defect in which the spinal cord doesn't close properly during pregnancy), craniosynostosis (facial disorders of the skull), brain tumors and trauma. Whenever possible, these conditions are treated with minimally invasive procedures, a specialty of Goodman Campbell neurosurgeons that normally means briefer hospital stays and faster recoveries.

 

WHO IS INVOLVED IN PEDIATRIC CARE?

A group of pediatric neurosurgeons who partner with experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, and physiatry at brain tumor clinics at Riley Hospital for Children, St Vincent Hospital - 86th St. Campus and Methodist Hospital. Neurosurgeons also work closely with neurosurgeons, ENTs, plastic surgeons, pediatric dentists, and physical therapists at cranio-facial clinics at these same hospitals. Patients make one appointment and have access to a full, collaborative team of experts.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP MAKE CHILDREN AND PARENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE?

Every room is a private room in the pediatric ICU, ensuring comfort and privacy for patients and their families. Waiting rooms and common rooms are designed to let kids be kids, with special play areas and kid-friendly surroundings. Parents-and children-are encouraged to ask questions and are assured that their questions and concerns will be met with honest, timely, and compassionate answers.

To find out more about comprehensive pediatric neurosurgical care, our physicians and staff, or to schedule an appointment at our offices at Methodist or St. Vincent hospitals, please call 317-396-1300.

To reach a pediatric neurosurgeon at Riley Hospital for Children, please call 317-274-8852.

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