Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai's Pediatric Neurosurgery Program is a premier destination for the management and treatment of a variety of pediatric disorders, malformations, and brain tumors, offering innovative neurosurgical therapies so that children can make a full recovery.
"We have a fantastic neurosurgery and pediatric program with all the infrastructure in place to treat the most complex brain tumors and disorders in children," said Saadi Ghatan, MD, Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, who has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric neurosurgery.
Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai ranks 15th in the nation, according to the 2014-2015 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. In addition to having access to top neurosurgeons, families also have access to support services such as speech and physical therapy, child life specialists, and social workers. A dedicated pediatric intensive care unit rounds out the wealth of services provided to our pediatric patients.
What We Treat
From infants to young adults, our neurosurgeons are committed to working with families to produce the best possible outcomes for their children. Our specialists treat the full spectrum of pediatric neurological disorders, including:
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Chiari malformations
- Craniofacial disorders
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Pediatric epilepsy
- Pediatric spinal cord tumors
- Tethered spinal cords
Our care team is specialized in pediatrics and has tailored therapies to make them age-appropriate and safer for children. Special precautions are also made to prevent hydrocephalus post-surgery as well as to treat children that initially present the condition.
Cutting-Edge Treatments for Pediatric Neurosurgery
From the moment of diagnosis, our multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, neurologists, oncologists, and neurosurgeons will work together to create a personalized plan to meet to the goals of care with an emphasis on improving your child's quality of life.
We offer advanced therapy in the areas of:
"We have the expertise and technology, such as frameless navigation systems and brain mapping techniques, to treat the most difficult areas of the brain in children," said Dr. Ghatan.
In addition to advanced treatment options, our pediatric neurosurgery program collaborates with the neurosciences program where translational research is taking place. Laboratory-based research is examining the molecular make-up of tumors so that better therapies can be developed to enhance the health of our pediatric patients.
1468 Madison Avenue
Annenberg Building 8th floor
New York, NY 10029
U.S. News & World Report ranks Kravis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in its 2014-2015 “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. Learn more