Choosing a Pediatric Neurosurgery Program: Advice from Parents

Parents who have been through the experience of having a child with a brain tumor or other condition requiring neurosurgery offer advice to other parents who have learned their child may require the care of a neurosurgeon.

Advice includes: Ask the surgeon about volume (how many of the procedures he or she has performed in children); ask about the hospital’s other specialties from which your child may require care (such as oncology, endocrinology and neurology); ask whether the surgery will include a pediatric anesthesiologist with a large experience in neurosurgery cases; and more.

Related Centers and Programs: Division of Neurosurgery