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Neurosurgery

The pediatric neurosurgery team at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital specializes in treating very complex problems of the brain and spine.  The team, which includes neurosurgeons specializing in pediatric procedures, dedicated nurse practitioners and other neurosurgical experts, collaborates with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology and craniofacial teams to provide lifesaving and life-changing care.  All services are provided in consultation with other Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital specialty teams including pediatric trauma, intensive care, infectious diseases and more, when appropriate.


Pediatric Neurosurgical Services

  • Brain Tumor Removal
  • Congenital
    -Chiari malformation
    -Arachnoid cyst
  • Cranial Endoscopy
    -Pituitary tumors
    -Colloid cysts
    -Ventricular lesions
  • Craniofacial
    -Endopscopic minimally-invasive craniosynostosis repair
    -Cranial vault reconstructions
    -Plagiocephaly
    -Skull and scalp lesions
  • Epilepsy
    -Vagal Nerve Stimulators (VNS)
  • Hydropcephalus treatment
    -V-P Shunts
    -V-A Shunts
    -Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomies (ETV)
  • Spina Bifida
    -Myelomeningocele
    -Lipomyelomeningocele
    -Tethered Cord
    -Fatty Filum
    -Corpus Callosotomy
    -Temporal lobectomy
    -Lesionectomy
  • Trauma
    -External ventricular drain
    -ICP monitoring
    -Hemicraniectomy
    -Cranioplasty
  • Vascular
    -Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
    -Vein of Galen Malformation
    -Cavernoma
    -Aneurysm
    -Moya Moya
    -Endoscopic procedures
    -Venous thrombosis
    -Stroke

Pediatric Neurosurgeons & Other Specialists

Avinash Mohan, MD (Co-Chief)
Michael Tobias, MD (Co-Chief)
Lawren Diaz, NP