Our pediatric neurologists will identify your child's particular needs and provide the latest care available to treat and manage a broad range of neurological disorders in a child-friendly way.
Our dedicated team of experts includes board-certified pediatric neurologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, and fellows (residents).
Brenner Children's is one of the few pediatric centers in the nation that uses the most advanced technology available for precision brain mapping, direct measurement of brain function, and overnight laser ablation treatment for tumor or tissue removal without major surgery.
Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is among the top-rated epilepsy programs in the country. Our team uses the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies in pediatric care and offers other unique programs and services for parents in a family-friendly environment.
Pediatric services at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center include:
- Pediatric epileptologists - physicians trained in neurology, epilepsy and pediatrics with extensive experience working with infants and children with epilepsy
- Pediatric epilepsy nurse - a dedicated nurse who can help you navigate your child's care and find additional resources
- Laser ablation - a minimally invasive laser technique for children who haven't responded to seizure medication but don't need traditional open surgery. This highly precise laser ablation uses light energy to eliminate diseased tissue or small tumors while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
- Advanced brain mapping - sophisticated imaging technologies include magnetoencephalography (MEG), a non-invasive technique that can pinpoint a child's seizure focus and directly measure children's brain function without the need for using injections, contrast dyes and X-rays.
- Dietary therapies - Our team uses the ketogenic diet and the modified Atkins diets to help children who don't respond to seizure medications or have severe side effects. Dietary therapy can make a dramatic difference in reducing the number of seizures for many children with epilepsy. The ketogenic diet derives 90 percent of its calories from fat and has been used successfully for nearly a century. The modified Atkins diet and some others allow more carbohydrates and protein.
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
A rare genetic disease, tuberous sclerosis causes benign (non-cancerous) tumors in many parts of the body, mainly in the eyes, heart, brain, kidney, lungs and skin. It is often detected in infancy or childhood and can produce mild or moderate symptoms in some, but also can cause serious disabilities such as seizures, autism, developmental delay and intellectual disability.
The Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic provides comprehensive and compassionate care for your child, with treatment tailored to his or her individual needs. This may include working closely with pediatric specialists in psychiatry, development, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, hematology, nephrology, pulmonology, genetics and dentistry.
Despite the fact that tuberous sclerosis has no cure, there are a number of new treatments available, and several being studied that allow many people with the disease to lead full, productive lives.
Pediatric Headache Program
Headaches are one of the most common reasons for referral to a pediatric neurologist. For children who have recurrent migraines and/or tension headaches, our specialists offer a number of treatments to reduce their occurrence. Of course, we make sure there is no serious cause underlying the headaches. Whether your child has an acute attack or needs preventive treatment and lifestyle changes, there are many therapies available. Some of these treatments may include trigger point and botox injections.
Headaches are a chronic problem; our goal is to create a care plan to manage headaches. Together we work towards getting your headaches under better control. Our specialists can help your child enjoy a normal, healthy life.
Learn more about our headache program for adult and pediatric patients.