Neurosurgery

neurosurgeon operates on patient

If your child needs surgery involving the brain, skull, spinal cord, spinal column, or other parts of the nervous system, we will be there to care for your child and support your family every step of the way. No matter what kind of neurosurgical condition or problem you’re facing, our top priority is making sure your child receives the best treatment available.

 
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Pediatric Neurological Disorders and Conditions:
  • hydrocephalus
  • spina bifida
  • tumors
  • cysts
  • central and peripheral nervous system problems
  • birth defects
  • injuries affecting the head, brain, nerves, and spine

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington


1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

U.S.News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals: Neurology & Neurosurgery
 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

From prenatal consultations for expectant parents to post-surgical evaluations, our Division of Neurosurgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers hope for kids of all ages who need surgery involving the brain, spine, or nervous system.

And we understand that children with complex medical issues may need additional care. That’s why we offer families the convenience of on-site programs for Spinal Dysfunction, Brain Tumors, and Spasticity (cerebral palsy with increased tone).

Christiana Care in Wilmington

Through our alliance with the Christiana Care Health System, the Christiana Care Medical Center also transfers newborns who need neurosurgical intervention to duPont Hospital for Children for treatment.


What to Expect With Pediatric Surgery

If your child needs surgery, you can trust our pediatric surgical team at Nemours. Our pediatric surgical specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses) understand what kids need, psychologically and physically. Our guidebook provides step-by-step instructions and information about what to expect before, during and right after surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.


Top 10 Things Kids Need to Know About Surgery

Take your child on a pediatric surgery video tour with Sheridan on her surgery day. This fun, kid-friendly video shows children and teens what to expect, step-by-step, if they need an operation at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.