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Advanced Surgical Care for Brains and Nerves

Neurosurgeons perform surgery on the brain, skull, facial bones, spinal cord and injured nerves.

U.S. News and World Report ranks our hospital in Delaware as one of the best for neurology and neurosurgery. This means our results, expertise and facilities are among the top in the nation.

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons work together to care for babies, kids and young adults from all over the world. Our surgeons help many children with:

Neurosurgery can relieve pain, correct a problem and improve a child’s quality of life. We use the most advanced surgical techniques. We can often use small incisions, so kids have less pain and heal faster.

We’re also active in researching neurological conditions in children. When you come to Nemours for neurosurgery, you get the latest care from experienced surgeons.

Find Neurosurgery Care at Nemours

We have multiple neurosurgery specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:  

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Featured Doctor

Meet Christopher Gegg, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida.

Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Arachnoid Cysts
Arteriovenous Malformations
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Complex Spinal Conditions
Congenital Anomalies of the Neck and Back
Craniosynostosis
Dural Fistulas
Herniated Discs
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intracranial Hemorrhage
Moyamoya Disease
Pituitary and Pineal Gland Lesions
Positional Plagiocephaly
Spasticity
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Syringomyelia
Tethered Spinal Cord
Tuberous Sclerosis

Nationally Recognized for Pediatric Neurosurgery

We use the latest surgical techniques to provide leading care for children who need brain or spine surgery.

  • We’re home to a top-rated hospital for neurosurgery. Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is one of the top-rated hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery care, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings.
  • We use the least invasive surgical techniques possible. We have expertise with neuroendoscopy, which uses very small incisions (cuts) and uses tiny tools to fix many problems. For kids, it means faster recovery time, less pain, and minimal scarring.
  • We treat hydrocephalus in innovative ways. Hydrocephalus, a build-up of spinal fluid in the brain, is a common reason children need neurosurgery. We can treat hydrocephalus even in small infants.
  • We’re at the forefront of treating skeletal dysplasia. Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons work closely to treat children with skeletal dysplasia and many severe spinal conditions. We are among the top in the world for our work in these areas.
  • We take a team approach to all neurology and neurosurgery care. Our neurosurgeons are part of a team that includes many specialties, assembled around whatever your child needs. This can include orthopedists (bones, muscles and joints), cancer doctors, physical therapists, behavioral health experts and others.
  • 4 Pediatric neurosurgeons on our team
  • 80+ Surgeries to treat hydrocephalus last year
  • 25+ Active neurology clinical trials and studies
  • 80% Kids seizure-free after epilepsy surgery (vs. national average of 66%)

Frequent Questions About Neurosurgery

What happens when my child has surgery?

The more you know, the more you and your child can prepare for surgery. Find out about procedures, anesthesia, and more from Nemours KidsHealth.org.

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What happens in a brachial plexus injury?

During childbirth, a brachial plexus injury can happen if the baby's neck is stretched to one side. Our experts give you the details.

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How is hydrocephalus treated?

Treatment for hydrocephalus depends on the child's age and what's causing the hydrocephalus. Find out more from Nemours KidsHealth.org.

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