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Pediatric Neurosurgery

About the Ochsner LSU Health Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Ochsner LSU Health Pediatric Neurosurgery program offers parents and their children a unrivaled level of care in North Louisiana. As the region’s only health system offering this level of specialty, you can rest assured knowing that when your child needs a team of specialists for neurological and neurosurgical conditions, they will be in the best hands possible. We treat a broad spectrum of neurological conditions in children from birth to adolescence. Our team specializes in treating a wide range of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nerves.

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Why Choose the Ochsner LSU Health Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery?

Led by expert physicians, our department of pediatric neurosurgery uses the most surgical approaches to enhance your child’s long-term quality of life. We work in collaboration with several specialists to ensure that our patients receive unmatched care.

We’re dedicated to providing an exceptional care approach. We use cutting-edge technology and innovative practices to offer your child the most comprehensive care and multidisciplinary approach to treat a full range of brain, spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in children and adolescents.

Conditions Treated

Our team of experts is leading the way in pediatric neurosurgery. We treat a wide range of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nerves, such as:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spine
  • Hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid in the cavities within the brain)
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Concussions
  • VNS Procedure
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries

Services Provided

Our department is an integrated and comprehensive team of board-certified physicians specially trained to provide children with relief from congenital defects and traumatic injuries of the brain and spinal chord.

In conjunction with radiology services, we offer same-day scheduling of preclinical imaging exams our St. Mary Medical Center, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and sedated pediatric MRIs. Children who undergo procedures encounter many challenges, including unfamiliar environments and separation from parents. We work with Child Life Specialists to reduce anxiety and provide distractors during procedures that require sedation.

We also offer a Specialized Pediatric Concussion Clinic. Our team uses a computerized cognitive assessment aid for pediatric concussions to identify possible impairment and compare to normative data to determine a need for a more comprehensive evaluation and returning to activities.

In a collaborative partnership between our neurosurgeons and neurological colleagues, we have the only accredited Level 4 Epilepsy Center in the region.

Appointments and More Information

To schedule an appointment, please have your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician fax a referral to 318-629-4841. You can also contact our clinic directly by calling 318-626-0203.