What is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?
After graduation from medical school, he or she completes a six or seven-year training program (residency) in Neurosurgery. Pediatric neurosurgeons must then complete an additional accredited one-year fellowship program in Pediatric Neurosurgery. There are less than 200 board certified pediatric neurosurgeons currently practicing in the United States.
Pediatric neurosurgeons concentrate on the special surgical problems of children involving the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. We care for infants, children, and adolescents, and also help to counsel parents expecting a baby who may have been diagnosed before birth with a neurosurgical problem.