Department of Neurosurgery

Diseases and disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system often involve serious symptoms and call for complex surgical treatments. If your child has been diagnosed with a condition requiring neurosurgery, our team of experienced and caring doctors, nurses and staff is ready to help.

Here at the Boston Children's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, our specialists provide advanced clinical care with a focus on using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Our depth of experience in neurosurgery

Boston Children's was the first pediatric neurosurgical service in the world, established in 1929. 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.

Our doctors are involved in scientific research that offers new hope for children with brain, spine and nervous system disorders. Boston Children’s has developed and refined some of the most influential advances in pediatric neurosurgery, including:

In addition, our surgical team employs the latest treatments and techniques, including 3-D printing for surgical planning, which helps ensure our surgeons are prepared for every possibility and improves surgical outcomes. We continue to push the field of neurosurgery forward by conducting innovative research and publishing our results.

Our centers

Our team treats a wide range of neurological conditions, from the common to the most complex. Specific centers within the Department of Neurosurgery include:

Why choose the Boston Children’s Department of Neurosurgery?

Here at the Department of Neurosurgery, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team — not simply recipients of care. We specialize in family-centered treatment, which means that from your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to meeting your child's medical needs while providing emotional, psychosocial and educational support for your family.

When you come to the Neurosurgery Department, you’ll meet experienced neurosurgeons who are extensively familiar with children’s developing brains and specially trained to perform surgeries that minimize impact on healthy, surrounding tissue.