Neurosciences Center

Statistics and Outcomes

Consistently ranked one of the nation's best neurology and neurosurgery programs by U.S. News and World Report.For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked our Neurosciences Center among the top pediatric neurology and neurosurgery programs in the country, which means your child will be cared for by the very best.

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, 2015 to 2019

Total number of patients

92,628

Number of patients by selected diagnoses

141
Chiari malformation
11,129
Epilepsy
1,495
Hydrocephalus
369
Neurovascular stroke
106
Tuberous sclerosis
191
Neurofibromatosis

Number of Procedures, 2015 to 2019

20,935
EEG (electroencephalogram)
3,644
Surgery
3,276
Hydrocephalus surgery
821
Brain tumor surgery
240
Spina bifida surgery
214
Epilepsy surgery
154
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.

Updated January 2021.