Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Seattle Children’s has the largest pediatric brain tumor center in the Northwest. Each year, our Neurosurgery team treats about 70 to 80 children with brain or spinal cord tumors, using the most up-to-date surgical procedures and equipment.
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Our craniosynostosis program is one of the largest in the country. The Neurosurgery and Craniofacial teams work together to operate on about 70 to 80 children each year. Surgery for craniosynostosis includes a neurosurgeon and often involves a craniofacial plastic surgeon.
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We have the largest pediatric epilepsy program in the Pacific Northwest. We operate on about 40 patients with epilepsy each year, using the latest technology and techniques to find and remove the focus of the seizures. Children’s is part of the University of Washington Regional Epilepsy Center.
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Help for Spasticity
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a one-time surgery to permanently reduce spasticity in the legs. Seattle Children’s is the only provider of this procedure in the Pacific Northwest. Our board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons and rehabilitation medicine specialists work together to help your child be more mobile and independent.
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Seattle Children’s has one of the nation’s premier hydrocephalus programs. We are experts in treating hydrocephalus and international leaders in research to improve patient care. Our neurosurgeons perform more than 200 hydrocephalus surgeries a year. Using new technology to place shunts accurately, we’ve greatly reduced the need for shunt revisions. Groundbreaking efforts at Children’s have also reduced our shunt infection rate to less than 5%.
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