Pediatric Neurosurgery News


Surgical advances help 10-year-old boy leave his disabling seizures behind

A team at Stanford Children's Health, led by pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, performed a delicate brain surgery using sophisticated robotics and high-tech imaging to eliminate a 10-year-old boy's frequent and powerful epileptic seizures.

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Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for 2-Year-Old

A team of world-renowned skull base surgeons led by Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda and Dr. Gerald Grant used virtual reality and endoscopic endonasal surgery to save a toddler from a life-threatening craniopharyngioma.

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. 

Hadlee’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Story

Stanford Children's documents the story of a little girl from a small town in Wyoming who was successfully treated for TSC by Stanford pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, and neurosurgery resident Dr. Jonathon Parker

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 Researchers Start Concussion Study with High School Athletes

Stanford neurosurgeons, Dr. Gerald Grant and Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, are teaming up with several regional high schools for a study that will use virtual reality headsets to track eye movements to better spot concussions.

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 Pediatric Neurosurgeon Performs Innovative Surgery to Eliminate Seizures

Dr. Gerald Grant, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, performed a surgery using the ROSA robot to eliminate a 3-year-old's seizures caused by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

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 neurosurgeonDr. 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.

Featured Videos

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.

New Text on Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Harminder Singh is the lead author on a new, first-of-its-kind, multi-media compendium on pediatric endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery.