Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Neurosciences Program is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosciences program in the state and ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The program combines excellent clinical care for your child with innovative research, while advancing the development of pediatric neurological and neurosurgical treatment options.
Why choose Children's for my child's neurological and neurosurgical care?
- High national rankings
The depth and breadth of complex knowledge and experience makes our program one of the nation’s best for neurology and neurosurgery, as designated by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, our imaging program has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, making it the 3rd pediatric hospital in the United States to earn the award.
- A multi-disciplinary approach
Caring for children with complex neurological conditions requires the skills of multiple specialists across many disciplines. In addition to our experts in neurology and neurosurgery, your child has access to the expertise of pediatric neuropsychologists, pediatric neuroradiologists, pediatric physiatrists, and pediatric anesthesiologists.
- State-of-the-art facilities and technology
Our new inpatient unit incorporates many innovative features to better patient care, including high-definition long-term camera monitoring, patient lifts for rehabilitation, an epilepsy monitoring unit with state-of-the-art neuromonitoring capabilities, and a rehabilitation gym.
- Superior monitoring capabilities
In addition to our state-of-the-art neuromonitoring capabilities within the neurosciences inpatient unit, we also are able to monitor patients directly from our NICU and PICU. In addition, we offer ambulatory EEG monitoring as an option for some of our patients, which provides convenience for patients and families and allows patients to continue near-normal activity during testing.
- Nationally recognized epilepsy center
The epilepsy program at Children’s Hospital is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center, which is the only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy center in the state of Wisconsin. Our Level 4 designation means we provide the highest level of complex and specialized care for children living with epilepsy.
- Cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment options
We offer the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options for various neurological and neurosurgical conditions, including highly sophisticated imaging capabilities and minimally invasive surgical options. Each child's treatment plan is highly customized to ensure your child always receives the very best care.
- Outstanding surgical quality
We have superior neurosurgical outcomes, and we offer both minimally invasive and traditional surgical options for various conditions. Our neurosurgeons work closely with patient families to determine the best option for each child.
- Advanced research and clinical trials
Our specialists are dedicated to advancing neurosciences treatment options through research and clinical trials. Neurosurgical research is conducted in collaboration with the Neuroscience Research Center at The Medical College of Wisconsin.
- We focus 100 percent on kids
Children are not just younger versions of adults. They have unique physical and psychological needs, and it takes specialized training, equipment and expertise to care for a child’s developing body system and tiny anatomy. Our doctors and nurses are focused entirely on kids.
- Superior support for traveling families
For families out of the area, we're here to help so that getting the care they need is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Our Access Center helps families coordinate all aspects of their visits to Children's Hospital. We have locations throughout southeast Wisconsin for outpatient and follow-up care and we work with pediatricians and other caregivers who can provide post-treatment care close to home, as appropriate.