Neurosurgery Diagnosis & Treatments

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing children’s conditions involving the brain and nervous system, and then seek out the appropriate treatment.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care means that we consult with specialists from multiple hospital divisions — as many as it takes to get a complete and comprehensive treatment plan for your child.

Brain Tumor

We are the first children’s hospital in Illinois and among the first in the country to acquire a new minimally invasive neurosurgical medical device that makes pediatric brain and spine tumor removal faster and easier. The NICO Myriad™ has been used in removing brain tumors in children as young as 8 months and can be used in removing many of the most common malignant and non-cancerous pediatric brain and central nervous system tumors. It is the first automated and non-heat producing tumor removal device to operate in open and endoscopic surgical approaches. The device gives neurosurgeons the ability to treat a wider spectrum of disease conditions and remove tumors from hard-to-reach areas of the brain and spine. Get more information about our Falk Brain Tumor Center.