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  • Pediatric Disorders of the Brain & Spine

    At Mount Sinai West, we provide a comprehensive program to evaluate and treat children with a range of neurosurgical disorders. We understand the unique nature of pediatric conditions, including how treatment may affect a child’s neurological development.

    Common Types of Pediatric Disorders of the Brain and Spine

    Congenital and developmental disorders: Congenital disorders are diseases with which a person is born. They include genetic disorders and malformations that occur in fetal development or during childbirth, such as pediatric hydrocephalus, an abnormality of the normal flow of fluid in and around the brain, and spina bifida, when the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth.

    Craniofacial surgery: There are many brain conditions that can affect the shape and development of a child’s head and face, as the skull forms in the first year of life. This first year is usually the most optimal or only time to diagnose and surgically treat such disorders.

    Pediatric epilepsy: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects people of all ages. When seizures occur repeatedly in childhood and are unexplained, a diagnosis of pediatric epilepsy is usually made. Pediatric epilepsy is often well controlled with medication, but evidence suggests that surgically treating epilepsy at an early age may provide improved chances of a better quality of adult life. Saadi Ghatan, MD and Steven M. Wolf, MD specialize in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.

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