Neurosurgery

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles runs the largest program on the west coast for newly diagnosed brain and spinal cord tumors. Our highly experienced surgeons provide precise surgical solutions for neurological disorders, cancer, craniofacial issues, spinal disorders and more. Our surgical outcomes and safety record exceed those of our peer institutions, and we perform the highest pediatric neurosurgical volume in Southern California.

The Division works hand-in-glove with Neurology programs to ensure that surgery is a safe and effective treatment choice for children. Our surgeons provide the full spectrum of neurosurgical solutions, and also work closely with the Divisions of Hematology-Oncology­, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Neonatology and more.

About the Division of Neurosurgery

  • Conditions, Treatments and Services
  • Our Expert Team
  • Physician Training Programs

Conditions:

  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Deafness
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Brain tumors
  • Craniofacial issues
    • Plagiocephaly
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Other skull abnormalities
  • Spinal disorders
    • Myelomeningocele
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformations
  • Syringomyelia
  • Fetal and neonatal issues

Services:

  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Resective surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Laser ablation with MR thermography
  • Brain pathway disruption therapies
    • Calosotomy
    • Hemispherectomy (Hemispherotomy)
  • Deep-brain stimulation
  • Baclofen pumps
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Cochlear nerve implants
  • Auditory brain stem implants
  • Clinical trials

Our highly trained faculty neurosurgeons provide the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical procedures, from tumor removal to solutions for epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders, to our unique approach to deep-brain stimulation, which is unmatched internationally.

Meet Our Team

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, an affiliate of the University of Southern California, is offering a post-residency fellowship clinical position to begin July 1st. Applicants must be eligible for a California Medical License and have completed a Neurosurgery Residency. Our hospital is a premier children's hospital with a full range of pediatric services: 750 operative procedures per year which includes an extensive neuro-oncology, craniofacial, epilepsy, and functional experience.

For more information, please visit the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship webpage.

Patient and Family Support

  • Prepare for your visit
  • Patient and Family Resources

The Division of Neurosurgery is located in the:
Doctors Tower
Adjacent to Hollywood Presbyterian/Queen of Angels Hospital
1300 N. Vermont Avenue, Suite 1006
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Online Map

Parking

Parking is available for Hollywood Presbyterian/Queen of Angels Hospital. Entrance to this parking structure is on Fountain Street, 1/2 block east of Vermont Avenue.

Check In at the Lobby

When you arrive at our hospital, your first stop will be the Information Desk in the Main Lobby, where our guest services staff will provide you with:

  • A visitor's badge
  • A paper map of our hospital's Outpatient Tower

Medical Records

Bring all relevant records from visits to physicians.  In particular, reports from neurologists that your child may have seen previously will be very helpful to us if you are coming to our hospital for a second opinion.

Neuroimaging Test Results

We prefer to receive test results on CD-ROM (wherever possible) or on X-Ray film. 

Examples of test results to bring:

  • MRI of brain
  • MRI of spine
  • CT Scans of head
  • Reports of any neurological testing such as EEG or EMG
  • Reports of nerve conduction testing
  • Reports of laboratory work (including any genetic or metabolic testing).  This might include:  urine organic acids, blood amino acids, chromosomes, “gene chips”, or specialized enzyme tests
  • Full reports of neuropsychological testing
  • Full reports of psychometric testing