Unlike fully-grown adults, children are still growing,
and their bones, nerves and muscles develop at a quicker rate than adults’.
Pediatric neurosurgeons specialize in implementing treatment methods
that are specific to children. These specialists have received unique
training in these areas.
Neurological problems seen by pediatric neurosurgeons
are many times different from those typically
seen by adult or general neurosurgeons. It is important for the neurosurgeon to have special
training in pediatric diseases as they relate to pediatric
neurological diseases. Pediatric
neurological problems may be present for life and it is important for pediatric neurosurgeons have a unique and longterm
relationship with their patients. It is usual for children
with nervous system problems to require
ongoing follow-up throughout childhood
Common problems treated by pediatric
The pediatric neurosurgeons at Georgia Neurological Surgery and Center for Spine diagnose, treat, and manage
children’s nervous system problems and head
and spinal deformities including the following:
- Head deformities
- Spine deformities
- Problems and injuries of the brain, spine,
- Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
- Birth injuries (weakness of arms and legs)
At Georgia Neurological Surger we understand that children are not just small adults. Our neurological specialists understand that children are not always able to fully communicate what is bothering them. A
pediatric neurosurgeon has the greatest range of treatment options,
including the most extensive and complete training, and the
most expertise in dealing with children and in
treating neurological problems.
If you have questions or concerns about pediatric neurosurgery
at the Georgia Neurological Surgery, please call to schedule a
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