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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Each year, approximately 2,000 American children are diagnosed with brain tumors. As not only a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital also provides treatment to children with a range of neurological disorders, such as spasticity, movement disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, head injuries, craniosynostosis and spina bifida.

When surgery is required, we use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques that minimize patient risk, incision size and scarring. Each surgery we perform is aided by advanced imaging technology, including MRI, CT and MEG. We also perform minimally invasive procedures including neuroendoscopy and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeons

The highly trained physicians affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Mischer Neuroscience Institute and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are board certified neurosurgeons and equipped with the state-of-the-art, specialized technology.

Dr. SandbergDavid Sandberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Marnie Rose Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School
Dr. FletcherStephen Fletcher, D.O.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Associate Professor,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School
Dr Manish Shah MDManish Shah, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Spasticity and Epilepsy Surgery
Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School

Affiliated Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Dr. ChenRoc Chen, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School
Dr. DannenbaumMark J. Dannenbaum, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School

Living With Neurosurgical Conditions: What to Expect in the Teenage and Young Adult Years

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Research

Together with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, investigators at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Mischer Neuroscience Institute are shaping the future of medicine through clinical discovery and the development of new, breakthrough treatments. For more information on clinical trials, please contact us at (713) 500-7300.

View a listing of current research and trials

UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center