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The Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Children's Hospital

Diseases and disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system often involve serious symptoms and call for complex surgical treatments.

Here at the Boston Children's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, our neurosurgical specialists provide advanced clinical care with a focus on using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

If your child has been diagnosed with a condition requiring neurosurgery, our team of experienced and caring doctors, nurses and staff is ready to help.

Boston Children's Hospital was among the first hospitals in the world to focus on pediatric neurosurgery as an individual specialty.

Our neurosurgery team includes surgeons, physicians, nurses, anesthesiologist, imaging professionals, psychologists and social workers who work together to deliver integrated, personalized care for every child.

Our expertise

  • Boston Children’s is one of the only pediatric hospitals in the world to dedicate full clinical programs to rare, life-threatening conditions like Moyamoya disease.

  • Our doctors are involved in scientific research that offers new hope for children with brain, spine and nervous system disorders.

  • Boston Children’s has developed and refined some of the most influential advances in pediatric neurosurgery, including:

  • Linear accelerator radiosurgery, a highly efficient form of radiotherapy that targets tumors in the brain while minimizing damage to surrounding, healthy tissue

  • Introduction of a non-invasive device that measures subtle changes in children’s head size, enabling earlier diagnosis of craniosynostosis and plagiocephaly

  • Boston Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in the country to introduce Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in a neurosurgical operating room (OR). Our intraoperative MR allows doctors to view detailed, “real-time” images of the brain and spine while performing surgery.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO