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Among the Nation's Best
The Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center are ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery physicians on staff at the Children's Hospital of Michigan include world-renowned researchers in the field of epilepsy, autism, neurogenetics and neuroimaging. The pediatric neurology and neurosurgery program at Children's Hospital of Michigan is among the nation's busiest.  Specialists perform more than 1200 surgical procedures every year.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Home to some of the nation’s leading authorities on pediatric neurological diseases, the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a world-class clinical program providing expert neurological care, surgery and resident training. Children and families travel to the Children's Hospital of Michigan from across the country and around the world for advanced neurological and neurosurgical care.

Multidisciplinary Family Centered Care

Specialists on staff work closely with other subspecialists – including pediatric anesthesiologists, intensivists and radiologists – to provide Michigan’s highest level of multidisciplinary pediatric neurology and neurosurgical care. A daily, walk-in clinic and same-day surgery appointments provide added convenience for families caring for children with neurosurgical disorders. In addition to delivering expert care, the neurologists and neurosurgeons on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are also actively involved in research and education.

A specialized trained team of pediatric nurse practitioners and registered nurses play an important role in providing exceptional, family centered patient care to pediatric patients with neurological conditions.  The neurosurgical team works closely with board certified pediatric anesthesiologists on the medical staff of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-helping to ensure even the smallest patients receive safe and effective anesthesia during neurosurgical procedures.

State of the Art Imaging
The program offers advanced imaging technologies vital for accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of pediatric neurological diseases. The department operates two MRI scanners dedicated exclusively to pediatric patients – including a 3.0 Tesla  scanner, one of only a few in the nation and one of the world’s few pediatric PET centers. Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) testing is also available.  

Neurologists on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan use PET scanning to pinpoint the origin of epileptic seizures – enabling neurosurgeons on staff to remove the affected tissue and dramatically improve the patient’s condition. 

Pediatric neurogenetic experts at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan also offer comprehensive diagnostic and care services for children who have – or are suspected of having – a genetic disorder affecting the nervous system or muscles. A true leader in this field, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is home to one of the nation’s generalized neurogenetic DNA banks, a research program that promises to unlock the secrets of many neurological diseases at the molecular level.

Specialized Services and Treatments provided by the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery include:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System, Brain Tumors, Brain Trauma, Cerebral Revascularization/Bypass Surgery, Cerebral Vascular Disorders, Chiari Malformation, Concussions, Craniofacial Injuries and Anomalies, Demyelinating Disorders, Developmental/Behavioral Issues, Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder), Headaches including Migraine Headaches, Hydrocephalus, Ketogenic Diet, Leukodystrophy, Moya Moya Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroimmunology Center, Neurofibromatosis Clinic, Neurogenetic and Metabolic Disorders, Neuromuscular Diseases and Muscular Dystrophy, Nerve Damage-Brachial Plexus Surgery, Neuropsychological Testing, Pediatric Stroke, Pituitary Tumors,  Sleep Disorder, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Disorders, Syringomelia, Skull Base Surgery, Tourette SyndromeTuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Vagus Nerve Stimulation.

Location(s):  Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit,, Southfield and Troy.
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