What Is Pediatric Neurology?
Pediatric neurology is a branch of medicine that studies and treats the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Gillette Children’s is a regional leader in pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery.
Conditions Pediatric Neurology Treats
Our neurology department cares for children, teens and adults who have complex neurological conditions and injuries that affect the spinal cord, neck, nerves and/or brain.
Some of the conditions that most often require neurological care include:
- Cerebral palsy.
- Epilepsy and seizures.
- Brain injury.
- Muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other neuromuscular conditions.
- Cerebral vascular conditions.
- Brachial plexus birth injury.
- Complex movement disorders.
- Microcephaly and malformations of brain development.
- Neurocutaneous syndromes.
- Developmental delay.
- Neuroimmunological conditions such as acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM), transverse myelitis, and NMDA receptor encephalitis.
- Pediatric stroke.
- Genetic / Metabolic conditions associated with Neurologic dysfunction.
Tests and Treatments
For children, teens and adults who need neurological care, our leading neurology doctors use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.
Early care is critically important in cases of neurological and neurodevelopmental delays.
A typical neurology test, treatment or evaluation might include:
- Developmental assessments.
- First seizure evaluations.
- Genetic evaluations.
- Discussion about dietary treatments for epilepsy and seizures including the ketogenic diet and low glycemic index treatment diet.
- Medical management of epilepsy and seizures.
- Neurodiagnostics, including electroencephalography (EEG), video EEG, electromyography and sleep study (polysomnography).
- Neurological care for cerebral palsy and other complex disorders.
- Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy and seizures.
Your Care Team
Your family can trust the expertise of our neurology team, which is made up of healthcare professionals who specialize in neurological conditions and injuries. Additionally, our pediatric nurse practitioners provide expert clinical care and patient and family support.
If your child has a complex neurological condition or injury, internationally recognized Gillette specialists will work closely with you in a family-centered neurology clinic to create a customized treatment plan.
Galen Breningstall, MDNeurology
Charbel El Kosseifi, MDNeurology
Jamie Eskuri, MDNeurology
Tim Feyma, MDNeurology
Denise Leighty, PNPSleep Medicine
Heather Naylor, APRN, CNPNeurology
Janelle Pasch-Berglund, APRN, CNP, PNPNeurology
Randal Richardson, MDNeurology
Cathleen Rock, APRN, CPNP, ACPNP, PMHSNeurology
Anna Walker, DNP, APRN, CPNPNeurology
Nicole Williams - Doonan, MDNeurology
If your child needs specialized treatment for a complex neurological condition, they might work with a child neurologist to treat one or more of the following:
Children, teens, and adults who have complex disorders often have many needs beyond neurological care. Our neurologists often collaborate with providers in the following specialties:
Neurosciences inpatient care
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.
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