Neurosciences Center

Statistics and Outcomes

Seattle Children’s Neurosciences Center – which combines neurology and neurosurgery into a comprehensive program – consistently ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. In 2019, we were the highest-ranked program for brain and spinal cord conditions in the Northwest.

For many children we treat, care includes inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation services. See statistics and outcomes for our CARF-certified Rehabilitation Medicine program.

Number of Neurosciences Patients, 2014 to 2018

Total number of patients

96,321

Number of patients by selected diagnoses

170
Chiari malformation
11,874
Epilepsy
729
Hydrocephalus
1,087
Neurovascular stroke
237
Tuberous sclerosis
1,062
Neurofibromatosis

Number of Procedures, 2014 to 2018

18,119
EEG (electroencephalogram)
3,129
Surgery
1,419
Hydrocephalus surgery
470
Brain tumor surgery
245
Spina bifida surgery
218
Epilepsy surgery
170
Chiari malformation surgery

 Where does this data come from? 

Portions of this data reflect national metrics reported to U.S. News & World Report, the Hydrocephalus Research Network, the National Epilepsy Foundation, the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Program and other internal quality assurance and improvement programs.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Neurosciences Center at 206-987-2016.

What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why

We gather this data to: 

  • Measure the health of our patients
  • Improve the quality of the care we provide
  • Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care 

Learn more about outcomes at Seattle Children’s.

Statistics and outcomes: What do they mean?

Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates – these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.

Updated July 2019.