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Neurosurgery

When your child has a brain or spine problem, you want advanced care you can trust. WVU Medicine Children’s brings state-of-the-art treatment to newborns, infants, children, and teens throughout the state. We also take care of adults who were born with neurological conditions, so they can get the specialized care they need throughout their lives.

Our goal is to help your child lead a full, healthy life. We want to deliver the best treatments while also giving you and your family the support you need. We strive for excellent results with enhanced recoveries and recommend minimally invasive surgeries whenever possible. Our board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons work closely with other pediatric specialists under the same roof. These pediatric specialists include neurologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neuro-oncologists, orthopaedists, and otolaryngologists. They all come together to ensure your child is receiving comprehensive, whole-person care.

Conditions We Treat

Brain and spine conditions can range from common to complex. Whether we’re treating a mild concussion or a brain tumor, we deliver compassionate care focused on the unique needs of your child. Our specialists have extensive experience caring for:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformation (abnormal connections between arteries and veins)
  • Cavernous malformation (vascular anomaly in the brain or spine)
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Chiari malformations (brain tissue extends into spinal canal)
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Craniosynostosis and other craniofacial disorders
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Head and spine trauma, including concussions
  • Hydrocephalus (fluid buildup in the brain)
  • Moyamoya (narrowing of blood vessels in the brain)
  • Peripheral nerve tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spasticity (muscle control disorder)
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord cysts
  • Spinal deformity and instability
  • Stroke
  • Tethered cord
  • Vascular disorders of the brain and spine

Treatments and Services

Children and their families throughout West Virginia and the country come to WVU Medicine Children’s for exceptional care. We use the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat brain and spine conditions. Minimally invasive approaches to treatment, such as endoscopy, laser interstitial thermal therapy, and radiosurgery, can help your child spend less time in the hospital and more time at home.

We offer:

  • 3T MRI
  • Cranial vault expansion surgery
  • Digital holography
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Thermal ablation for seizures
  • Endovascular radiology
  • Helical CT
  • Imaging-guided microsurgery
  • Laser surgery and endoscopic surgery for brain and spine tumors
  • Reconstructive and endoscopic craniofacial surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Shunt procedures for hydrocephalus
  • Skull base neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, including Gamma Knife
  • Transnasal surgery for pituitary tumors
  • Video EEG monitoring

Our Specialty Programs

WVU Medicine Children’s offers specialty clinics and programs for many neurological conditions. These include:

Locations

Address:
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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Main Hospital: 304-598-4000
Appointments: 1-800-988-2273
Child Life Program: 304-598-4365
Injury Prevention Program: 304-598-6011

Website: https://wvumedicine.org/childrens/

Address:
10 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV 26003-6389

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Contact Info:
Appointments: 855-988-2273

Address:
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-1200

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Contact Info:
Appointments: 855-988-2273

1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506
304-598-4000


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