Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

The Pediatric Neurosurgery program at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) provides comprehensive neurosurgery services for problems relating to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Led by expert faculty physicians affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, our pediatric neurosurgery team provides highly specialized care to address even the most complex neurological issues in children.

We work closely with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and maternal-fetal medicine specialists in caring for newborns with congenital brain and spinal cord conditions or deformities, including prenatal counseling for neurological conditions.

Multidisciplinary, Comprehensive Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents

Our neurosurgeons work collaboratively with physicians and specialists from other pediatric subspecialties such as neonatology, neurology, ophthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), and oncology to ensure high-level, compassionate and coordinated care for your child.

In partnership with Rutgers Health, faculty at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, we offer you the resources and expertise of a premier academic medical center.

Conditions We Treat

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Brain, spine and spinal cord injury
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida and tethered spinal cord
  • Chiari malformations and syringomyelia
  • Spasticity and cerebral palsy
  • Moyamoya disease/syndrome
  • Arterio-venous malformations and cavernous malformations
  • Plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis
  • Congenital/developmental cysts/disorders
  • Spinal lipoma and dermal sinus tracts
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Achondroplasia
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Herniated discs and lumbar stenosis

Procedures We Perform

  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and cyst fenestration
  • Endoscopic treatment of brain tumors and hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
    • Placement of grid/strip and depth electrodes and sEEG for seizure monitoring
    • Temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy
    • Extratemporal resections
    • Functional hemispherotomy
    • Corpus callosotomy
    • Multiple subpial transections (MST)
    • Vagal nerve stimulation
    • Laser ablation
  • Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) for Moyamoya disease/syndrome
  • Stereotactic biopsy and resections
  • Decompression for Chiari malformations and treatment of syringomyelia
  • Baclofen pump placement

To learn more about pediatric neurosurgery at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, call (732) 235-7756.

Patient Stories

  • “The recovery was pretty challenging. But in my head, I was like, ‘I need to do this if I still want to play football in college.’ So I pushed through it, and in the end, it all came out amazing.”

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  • “I feel amazing. I can move. I can do so much more physical activity without feeling pain.”

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