The pediatric neurosurgeons at Brenner are the region's leading experts in neurosurgical care for children; we perform the most advanced techniques in the area.
With training in both pediatrics and neurosurgery, our pediatric neurosurgeons have been performing surgeries on babies, children, teens and young adults for many years. We use the latest in clinical and technological advancements in the care of our patients and will do all that is medically possible to ensure your child has the best possible outcome during his or her period of care at Brenner Children's.
At Brenner, we believe in the philosophy of family-centered care. We work closely with families to develop individualized and customized treatment plans for each child and are always available to answer any questions parents and other family members may have. Our pediatric surgical area is specially designed so that families can stay with their children up to the point of surgery and immediately afterwards. In addition, we manage a thorough follow-up care program and work closely with your pediatrician and other pediatric specialists to ensure continued optimal care and treatments for your child.
Our pediatric neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art surgical procedures to help pediatric patients with all types of neurological conditions, including arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, dystonia, epilepsy and stroke. We also offer surgical treatments for spasticity and spinal deformities such as spina bifida and scoliosis.
Our surgeons perform all types of neurosurgical procedures and are recognized experts in minimally invasive surgeries. Our goal is to help our pediatric patients heal and get better by using the latest in technology and clinical advancements.
Spasticity is a condition in which muscles involuntarily contract.
Our dedicated spasticity clinic provides the latest in cutting-edge treatments for our pediatric patients, including rhizotomy. During this procedure, our specialists carefully select individual nerves to cut using electrical stimulation; this lets us know which nerves affect certain areas of the patient's muscle. Once a nerve is cut, the related muscle becomes more relaxed and the patient's range of motion increases.
Our specially trained pediatric neurosurgeons, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals provide exceptional care for pediatric patients and work closely with our patients' primary and specialist physicians to ensure comprehensive care.
Led by neurosurgeons Alexander Powers, MD, and Daniel E Couture, MD, board-certified specialists with training in both pediatrics and neurosurgery, the Brenner pediatric neurosurgery program's experienced health care professionals are recognized as leaders in their field. We help our patients get better by providing leading-edge treatment using the latest in technology and medical advancements.
We work with a team of more than 120 multidisciplinary pediatric specialists across Brenner, including pediatric oncologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists and physical therapists, to create individualized treatment plans for each child we treat.
A pediatric neurosurgeon is always on call at Brenner's emergency department to care for patients and trauma-related issues.