If your child has problems involving the head, spine, or nervous system, a paediatric neurosurgeon has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Neurosurgical problems seen by paediatric neurosurgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general neurosurgeons. Special training in paediatric diseases as they relate to paediatric neurosurgical diseases is important. Paediatric neurosurgical problems often are present for life. Paediatric neurosurgeons have a special and longstanding relationship with their patients. Children with nervous system problems frequently require ongoing and close follow-up throughout childhood and adolescence.
Paediatric neurosurgeons treat children from the newborn period through the teenage years. They choose to make paediatric care the core of their medical practice and the unique nature of medical and surgical care of children are learned from advanced training and experience in practice. Paediatric neurosurgeons diagnose, treat, and manage children’s nervous system problems and head and spinal deformities including head deformities, spine deformities, injuries of the brain, spine, or nerves, birth injuries, etc.