Stanford Pediatric Neurosurgery

Stanford Medicine’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Program offers comprehensive care for the full range of brain, spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in children and adolescents.

Our clinical subspecialty expertise includes:

  • Fetal myelomeningocele surgery
  • Pediatric cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Pediatric skull base surgery
  • Pediatric spine conditions
  • Pediatric brain tumors

Our multidisciplinary clinics:

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is ranked #11 in the nation for Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report.

Family-focused care

Our program has a national reputation for delivering the highest standard of family-focused care, including access to pediatric therapists, on-site child education, and recreation therapy offerings.

Brain tumor expertise

We are a leader in clinical research for pediatric brain tumors. Stanford was the first to develop an immunotherapy treatment using CAR-T cells for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a deadly pediatric brain cancer.

Advancing research and technology

Our team operates in one of the most advanced surgical facilities in the country. Using minimally invasive and innovative surgical techniques, we improve diagnosis, reduce recovery time, and improve our patients’ quality of life after treatment. We use  virtual and augmented reality to maximize the child experience as well as to enhance education, training, and surgical planning.  

Pediatric Neurosurgery News

Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Our pediatric neurosurgery team provides critical care for infants, children and adolescents living with the full range of brain, spine, nerve and craniofacial disorders

Using Tractography

Our pediatric neurosurgeons are now using patient-specific tractography for epilepsy patients. Using these recordings surgeons can precisely map an individual child's seizure network to design a tailored surgical approach. We are one of the first pediatric centers to utilize the Synaptive surgical planning and robotic platform, bringing together structural, functional, and connectomic imaging in an effort to understand these networks pre-operatively, making epilepsy surgery safer and more effective.

Concussion Center

The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center brings together experts in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric emergency medicine to provide clinical care and conduct research, with the goal of advancing diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury in children.