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When a child is diagnosed with hydrocephalus, the entire family is faced with seemingly endless questions, concerns and a significant emotional toll. Boston Children's Hospital's experienced, compassionate health professionals are here to help you at every step of the way.
Here at Boston Children’s, you and your child will be cared for by experts from several key disciplines, all working together to develop the best possible treatment plan. Our strength in all of the related subspecialties ensures that we are ready to address every aspect of your child’s care, from initial diagnostic imaging and home-based shunt management to infection control and long-term family support.
Our team is specially trained in surgical and medical procedures for children, with an emphasis on using minimally invasive tests and operations whenever possible.
Benjamin C. Warf, MD
Benjamin C. Warf, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s. He is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of the endoscopic third ventriculostomy procedure to replace the use of shunts in some children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
Warf is committed to introducing this minimally invasive procedure in developing nations, where children's access to aftercare is severely limited.
He has helped build a neurosurgical hospital for children in Uganda, where he continues to train pediatric neurosurgeons.
Joseph R. Madsen, MD
Joseph R. Madsen, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and congenital malformations of the brain and is also the surgical director of Boston Children’s Epilepsy Center.
Edward Robert Smith, MD
Edward Robert Smith, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon and co-director of Boston Children’s Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center. He is internationally renowned for the treatment of and research in cerebrovascular disease in children.
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.”