About the Neurosurgery Program at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan treats the most children needing inpatient neurosurgery care in the State of Michigan.

The Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at the Children's Hospital of Michigan are ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Best Children's Hospitals rankings and has ranked in the top 50 programs in the nation for the past 10 years.

What Is a Neurosurgery Second Opinion?

A second opinion is the opinion of a pediatric specialist other than your child’s current physician. In a neurosurgery second opinion, a pediatric neurosurgeon at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan will review your child’s medical records and give their opinion about your child’s diagnosis and how it should be treated.

Why Should You Consider a Neurosurgery Second Opinion?

A new or complex medical condition of a child may require an invasive surgery or a major treatment intervention. Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers a variety of surgical techniques tailored to each child. Getting a neurosurgery second opinion can help you understand your options for your child and offer you peace of mind.

Connect with our Nurse Navigator

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Meet Our Neuroscience Nurse Navigator

Tanya DesJardinsTanya DesJardins, BSN, RN

As the neuroscience nurse navigator, Tanya serves as a single point of contact for neuroscience families and patients navigating their specialty appointments. She provides comprehensive patient education, support, helps to ensure continuity of care and assists with neurosurgery second opinions.

To connect with our neuroscience nurse navigator, call/text 313-402-0342 or fill out the form above.

Next Steps:

  • Fill out our brief form and our nurse navigator will contact you within 24-48 hours.
  • Speak with your insurance company regarding second opinion coverage and referral requirements.
  • Gather medical records (biopsy or surgery reports, discharge reports and relevant diagnostic images)

At DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we have One focus. One purpose. Your child.