A Cut Above

acutabove_80x108Every day, surgeons at Seattle Children's Hospital use the latest, most advanced surgical techniques to make the burden of illness and injury a little lighter for children and their families. Meet four surgeons who are taking a step beyond to tackle vexing problems. Read the full story.  

A Neurosurgeon’s Gifted Hands Save an Artist’s Creative Mind

Nina-and-Ellenbogen_70x70.jpgNeurosurgeon Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen and his former patient Nina Jubran share two important skills: they both have great attention to detail and hands that are used to doing very delicate work. Read the full story.

A New Approach to Caring for Kids With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Luke70x70Dr. Jeff Avansino's experience as a father of a child with tuberous sclerosis complex led him to team up with pediatric neurologist and epileptologist Dr. Stephanie Randle to create the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Seattle Children's. Read the full story.

Big Data, Better Results

Mark Wainwright We’re developing unique ways to protect kids from secondary health challenges associated with a stay in the ICU. Read more.

Boy Donates Part of His Brain to Science; Researchers Discover Major Cause of Epilepsy

Epilepsy_PulseAlden Bernate is only a middle school student, but he’s already played a big part in groundbreaking epilepsy research. He donated brain tissue for scientific research after he had surgery to disconnect part of his brain that was causing severe seizures. Learn what researchers discovered.

Disconnecting the Brain, Reconnecting With Life

Sage headshotNeurosurgeons use hemispherectomy to stop hundreds of seizures for Sage. Read the full story.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Records Seizures, Provides Families a Path Forward

Owen thumbnailOur epilepsy monitoring unit records seizures as they occur to pinpoint their source. Read the full story.

Making Headway on Brain Disorders

Nino Ramirez We’re intent on curing disorders in the developing brain – and not just treating symptoms – by ferreting out root causes. Read more.

One Mom’s Journey Inspires Her to Build a Community for Kids and Families Affected by Pediatric Stroke

Stroke_PulseInspired by her daughter Addison, Kaysee Hyatt co-founded the Pediatric Stroke Warriors, to raise awareness of pediatric stroke and to provide support and hope for any family or child who receives a diagnosis of pediatric stroke. Read Kaysee and Addison’s inspiring story.

Priscilla Doesn’t Let Cerebral Palsy Slow Her Down

CP Pulse Story Throughout 7-year-old Priscilla Campos’ life, she’s been encouraged by her parents to try new things. Her mother, Shannon Cruz, says their family lives by a simple motto: The sky is the limit. Read how selective dorsal rhizotomy empowers Priscilla to reach further.

Researchers Identify Concussion Treatment for Persistent Cases in Children

Concussion_Pulse About 15% of young people who get concussions struggle with persistent symptoms despite seeing doctors and receiving medical care. Read how research at Seattle Children’s helped Carmen get back to doing what she loves.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Gain Mobility and Independence

Arabelle 70x70 Seattle Children’s has the right mix of expertise to offer kids like Arabelle a path toward independence. Read the full story.  

The Reality of Pediatric Stroke

Pediatric stroke headshot Stroke is a potential risk for children and teens, not just adults. Read the full story.

Weighing the Options

e64ed5fe-4be1-424d-bbfe-994cf8c63a7d.jpg Seattle Children's surgeons play a leading role in evaluating whether surgery is the best treatment option. Read the full story.