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Here at the Boston Children's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team—not simply recipients of care. Wespecialize in family-centered treatment, which means that from your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to meeting your child's medical needs while providing emotional, psychosocial and educational support for your family.
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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we know how difficult it is—for everyone in the family—when your child has an injury or disorder that may require neurosurgical care. We are always available to offer a second opinion for your child and to set up a consultation with one of our specialists.
Now you can access the expertise of a world-renowned pediatric specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital from the comfort of your own home.
The Online Second Opinion Program at Boston Children’s Hospital allows patients and families with complex medical questions or concerns access to an expert second opinion from our pediatric specialists without having to physically travel to Boston.
Q: How can I schedule an initial appointment with the Boston Children’s Neurosurgery Department?
A: You may request an initial appointment by calling 617-355-6008 or by using our “Request an appointment” form.
Please be sure you have the following information on hand:
Q: What should I bring to my child’s neurosurgery appointment?
A: When you make your initial appointment, a member of the Boston Children's Neurosurgery Department staff will go over everything you’ll need on the day of your visit. A good checklist of take-along items should include:
Q: My child’s illness can be overwhelming for me sometimes. Does Boston Children’s offer a service that can help me get the information and additional support I may need?
A: Our Center for Families is dedicated to helping families find the information and resources they need to better understand their child’s medical condition and take part in their care. All patients, families and professionals are welcome to use the center's services at no extra cost.
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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”