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Neurology & Neurosurgery

Disorders and injuries that affect the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, are known as neurologic conditions. When these problems occur in children, the pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons of Indiana University Health can help. Based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, our highly trained specialists routinely manage even the most complex neurologic cases from throughout Indiana, the Midwest and the world.

Our pediatric neurologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions in infants, children and adolescents. Our physicians and support staff care for patients with brain and spinal cord diseases, seizures, stroke, tumors, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and a wide range of other genetic and nongenetic conditions. We have the knowledge and experience to distinguish neurologic disorders from other medical problems that can resemble them. We frequently evaluate and treat children who are experiencing symptoms such as seizures, delayed development, lack of coordination, tone abnormalities and severe headaches. An accurate diagnosis often requires us to spend significant time with you and your child. After a careful evaluation, further testing is often required.

For certain neurologic problems, surgery can be the best option. Our pediatric neurosurgeons treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Seizures
  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebrovascular malformations
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Trauma
  • Tethered spinal cord
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Craniofacial malformations
  • Congenital spine abnormalities
  • Chiari malformations
  • Spasticity
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors

Based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, our experts in pediatric neurologic conditions deliver comprehensive care that accounts for the unique needs of your child. Our pediatric neurology and neurosurgery teams have extensive training in their fields and have been honored repeatedly on the annual U.S.News & World Report list of best children’s hospitals. Through our affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians are active not only in providing advanced care, but also in discovering innovative treatments and in preparing the next generation of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery specialists.

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is home to the largest pediatric neurology group in Indiana. We operate specialty clinics for conditions such as headaches, spina bifida and spasticity/cerebral palsy and offer the only comprehensive pediatric surgical epilepsy program in the state. Additionally, when surgery is necessary, you can be assured that your child is in skilled and caring hands with the board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons of IU Health. Because thorough follow-up is essential, our specialists coordinate further management for your child within your home community.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Neurology & Neurosurgery Treatment Information

Our pediatric neurology and neurosurgery specialists offer a full range of services and treatment options based on current care guidelines and your family’s preferences. Examples include:


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Neurology & Neurosurgery Support Services

More information on neurologic conditions that affect children is available from several national organizations. These sites can help families to understand the conditions, choose among treatment options and find support in their communities.