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At Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery, our specialists provide comprehensive surgical care for diseases and disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system.

Why choose the Department of Neurosurgery?

When you and your child come to the Department of Neurosurgery, you’ll meet with neurosurgeons and specialists with expertise in children’s developing brains and who focus on using minimally invasive treatment techniques whenever possible.

We practice family centered care, which means that from your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals committed to meeting your child's medical, emotional, and psychosocial needs.

Answers at your fingertips

An online second opinion from our Department of Neurosurgery can reassure you that you are getting the best care for your child — from the comfort of your home.

Our expertise in pediatric neurosurgery

We are proud to be the first pediatric neurosurgical service in the world. For nearly a century, our team has delivered innovative care to children needing complex surgical treatment for neurological conditions. Today, our team includes neurosurgeons, nurses, advanced practice providers, anesthesiologists, imaging professionals, child life specialists, and social workers who work together to deliver integrated, personalized care for every child.

Boston Children’s Hospital uses the latest treatments and techniques to improve and optimize surgical outcomes, including three-dimensional printing for surgical planning, which helps ensure our surgeons are prepared for every possibility during surgery.

We are honored to be recognized by the Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation as a Center of Excellence for providing high-quality, interdisciplinary care for cerebral cavernous malformations.

We continue to push the field of neurosurgery forward through innovative and published research that offers new hope to children with brain, spine, and nervous system disorders. We have developed and refined some of the most influential advances in pediatric neurosurgery, including:

Our programs and services

At Boston Children’s, the depth and breadth of our programs and services help provide unmatched expertise to families from around the world looking for the best neurosurgical care possible for their children.

We work with centers and programs from across Boston Children’s, including:

Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center

Learn about CSIC

Cleft and Craniofacial Center

Learn about the Cleft and Craniofacial Center

Complex Cervical Spine Program

Learn about the Complex Cervical Spine Program

Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions Center

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Spinal Cord Tumor Program

Learn about the Spinal Cord Tumor Program