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What Is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Gillette Children’s is a regional leader in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.


Conditions Neurosurgery Treats

Neurosurgery treats complex neurological conditions affecting the spinal cord, neck, nerves, and/or brain that began in childhood. At Gillette, we also provide neurosurgical care to treat the secondary effects of such complex conditions.

Some of the conditions we treat most often include:


Tests and Treatments

Your child or family member will benefit from the latest technology and techniques in neurosurgery at Gillette. Some of our neurosurgery tests and treatments include:

Because many of the conditions we treat are diagnosed during pregnancy, our neurosurgeons also offer prenatal consultations and diagnosis. We meet with you and teach about conditions such as hydrocephalus, spina bifida, neural tube defects and cysts. We also provide education on treatment options and, if appropriate, help plan a course of treatment.

Integrated Care

If your child needs treatment for a complex neurological condition, they will benefit from the expertise of internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgeons at Gillette. Along with our pediatric nurse practitioners, these specialists deliver full-service care in a family-centered environment.

Your child’s health, comfort and confidence are our top priorities. At Gillette, you’ll work closely with top pediatric neurosurgeons that specialize in highly complex conditions and injuries. Together, these teams of experts will help your child feel their best.


Get a Second Opinion

Getting a second opinion is particularly helpful with a complex or unclear diagnosis or treatment that is no longer working.  Often having another expert’s opinion can help you feel more knowledgeable and confident when taking the next steps to care for your child.  

Online Second Opinion


Our surgery facility is located on the St. Paul Campus. Our neurosurgeons also conduct outpatient visits at the following locations.