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Neurosciences Center

Neurosciences Center

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Neurosciences Center is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosciences center in the state and ranks among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The center 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 patient care unit in the hospital 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.
  • Nationally recognized epilepsy center
    National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)The Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Our Level 4 designation means we provide the highest level of complex and specialized care for children living with epilepsy. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has the only Level 4 freestanding pediatric epilepsy center in the state of Wisconsin. 
  • 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.
  • ABRET-LAB EEG accreditationABRET-LAB LTM accreditationSuperior monitoring capabilities
    Our center has a state of the art neuromonitoring capabilities.  The continuous EEG monitoring is performed on the neuroscience inpatient unit and in the NICU and PICU.  EEG testing is offered to patients on Milwaukee Campus and four other care closer to home clinic locations: New Berlin, Delafield, Mequon, and Kenosha. In fact, because of our superior monitoring capabilities, we hold ABRET-EEG and ABRET-LTM accreditations  meeting technical standards and demonstrating quality output.
  • Outstanding surgical quality
    We're the only Level 1 Children's Surgery Center (highest level possible) in the state. We have superior neurosurgical outcomes, and we offer both minimally invasive and traditional surgical options for various conditions. Our board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons work closely with patient families to determine the best option for each child. Learn more about our pediatric neurosurgeons' training and expertise.
  • 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.
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Neurosciences patient stories
Read our patients' stories and learn about their experiences and successful outcomes through our Neurosciences Center.

Learn about our patient care unit
Take a tour of our patient care unit with Dr. Hecox and Dr. Lew, medical director of neurosurgery. Watch this video.

Neurosurgery program overview
Our neurosurgery program offers a full range of surgical treatment for children, from newborns to adolescents. Watch Dr. Kaufman describe the nationally recognized program.

Watch this adorable therapy dog visit patients in our Neurosciences Center
Watch Cheeto, an adorable Yorkshire terrier, warm the hearts of kids in our Neurosciences Center. Sometimes what our patients need most is a little playtime with a lovable pooch. Watch this video.