Pediatric Neurosurgery News
ROSA™ and Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery May Cure Epilepsy
7-year-old Brynn is no longer experiencing epileptic seizures, thanks to a surgery performed by Packard Children's Dr. Gerald Grant using ROSA™ the robotic surgical tool.
Mild Head Trauma Can Damage Brain's Protective Barrier, Study Finds
A new study co-authored by Dr. Gerald Grant finds preliminary evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier in adolescent and adult athletes even if they did not report a concussion.
Concussion Advice for Young Athletes
In preparation for summer sports, pedaitric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, discusses concussion prevention and treatment for kids and parents.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon Offers Novel, Less Invasive Treatment for Seizures
After several years of suffering from seizures caused by tuberous sclerosis, Dr. Gerald Grant was able to offer Molly a less invasive procedure to remove the brain tumor causing her seizures.
CDC Releases First Guildelines Focused on Treatment for Kids After Concussion
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a major new guideline on diagnosing and managing head injuries in children. Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is first author of the guideline.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Opens New Surgery Center
Stanford Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Kelly Mahaney, tests a new surgical suite in the Bonnie Uytensgu and Family Surgery and Intervention Center, which is bringing the most advanced surgical, interventional and hybrid technologies available anywhere to Packard Children's.
Stanford Collaborates wtih TeachAids to Launch Concussion Education
Stanford neurosurgeons have teamed up with TeachAids to create CrashCourse, a new, interactive, concussion prevention and education course.
Stanford Neurosurgeon Uses Robotic Assistant to Detect Seizures
Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, used a robotic assistant to detect seizures, caused by tubers, deep in a 3-year-old girl's brain without the need to open her skull or even shave her head.
Stanford Concussion Experts Team Up, Receive New Funding for Research
Foremost concussion experts, pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gerald Grant and bioengineer Dr. David Camarillo, have teamed up to transform the science and treatment of head injuries.
Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $14.5 Million to Launch Youth Addiction and Children’s Concussion Initiatives
A portion of the Taube's gift will go toward concussion education, care, and research, led by Stanford pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gerald Grant.
Stanford Pediatric Neurosurgeon Researching Use of Focused Ultrasound to Shrink Tumors
After a team at Stanford successfully used high-intensity focused ultrasound to shrink a desmoid tumor on a 3-year-old's forearm, pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, is collaborating with the team to see if the technique can be applied to treating neurological conditions in children.
New Neuro-Hybrid Surgery Suite First of its Kind in California Children's Hospital
The new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, opening December 2017, will feature a state-of-the-art diagnostic MRI, direct access to angiography imaging equipment and a full operating room.
Antibody shown to be safe and effective against five kinds of pediatric brain tumors
Stanford researchers have developed antibodies shown to safely and effectively target five aggressive pediatric brain tumors in new study.
CyberKnife used to treat rare condition in pediatric patient
Stereotactic radiosurgery at Stanford is being used to treat a 10-year-old AVM patient.
Stanford scientists create ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’ to target cancer cells
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.
Chiari & the Mind - Dr. Gerald Grant
Dr. Gerald Grant discusses lesser known problems that may be related to Chiari malformation, including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, memory loss, sleep problems and more. This lecture was presented at the inaugural CSF Chapter meeting in Palo Alto, California.
Stanford Childx Conference - Dr. Samuel Cheshier
Samuel Cheshier discusses his work on immunotherapy as a possible cure for cancer at the inaugural Childx Conference, 2015.
Concussions in Children: A Silent Epidemic - Dr. Gerald Grant
Dr. Gerald Grant discusses childhood concussions at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford May 2014.