Online Presentation - Living With Neurosurgical Conditions:
What to Expect During Teens and Young Adulthood
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21st
Time: 12:00 PM CST
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The transition to adulthood is a growing concern for pediatric neurosurgery patients and their families. This transition can be frightening and frustrating − especially for patients with extensive, complex neurosurgical disorders. Many neurosurgical conditions that present during childhood carry on to adulthood and can become more critical due to insufficient medical care.
It is important to understand the need for a coordinated and successful transition to comprehensive long-term neurosurgical care as pediatric neurosurgery patients approach adulthood. These young adults have specific healthcare needs and face numerous hurdles during their transition into the adult healthcare system in addition to practical and social challenges such as driving, school performance and activity restrictions.
Join an interactive discussion with renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Stephen Fletcher, D.O., on Thursday, Nov. 21 at noon, to learn about the transition to adulthood for pediatric neurosurgery patients and the latest treatment options for the management of neurosurgical conditions at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Fletcher will answer questions submitted during the presentation.
About the Host Dr. Stephen Fletcher, D.O.:
Stephen Fletcher, D.O.
- Fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Associate professor, department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
- Clinical associate professor, department of Surgery, division of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- Extensive research and specialization in neurosurgery conditions and treatments, including Chiari malformation repair, spina bifida and pediatric brain tumors
- Recipient of 18 esteemed honors, awards, trainings and certifications including the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, UTHealth Medical School
- Author of over 100 presentations and lectures and six abstracts; contributor to 15 articles and chapters focused on pediatric neurosurgery