It can be scary to learn your child has a neurological disorder or injury, but advancements in medicine make it possible for doctors and surgeons to effectively manage and treat many brain, spine and nervous system conditions. Riley at IU Health is home to a highly skilled pediatric neurosurgery team. Our team will guide your family from the anxiety of diagnosis through the process of surgery and recovery, delivering comprehensive, seamless care each step of the way.
Our doctors and surgeons manage the complete spectrum of complex neurologic problems in children of all ages, from infants to young adults. Our pediatric neurosurgery team is one of the largest and most experienced in the United States. We see patients from all over the world. We routinely treat the most complicated issues, including intractable epilepsy, skull and spine deformities, traumatic injuries, congenital conditions, such as spina bifida, and benign and malignant tumors.
Because we are committed to treating any neurological need, our team works side by side with the neurology team and other colleagues at Riley at IU Health, including departmental specialists in oncology and hematology, neonatology, urology, neuro-oncology, cleft and craniofacial anomalies, otolaryngology, developmental pediatrics, adolescent medicine, interventional neuroradiology and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Together, our teams have developed a number of programs and centers of excellence (such as the comprehensive Epilepsy Program) that focus on providing specialized treatment for neurologic disorders.
The pediatric neurosurgeons at Riley at IU Health are highly skilled and highly trained. All received extra training in order to become specialized in pediatric neurosurgery. This is just one reason why U.S. News & World Report ranks our neurology and neurosurgery teams among the top pediatric specialists in the nation.
When your family comes to Riley at IU Health, you have access to a comprehensive health system that cares for a population of more than 1 million children a year. The pediatric neurosurgery service performs more than 1,000 procedures each year.
Our doctor-scientist team is also actively involved in research projects to improve the understanding of why brain disorders, such as epilepsy, occur and to develop better operative and nonoperative treatments.
We are always accessible and available to you and your child. Please ask our receptionist about a same-day appointment.
The Riley at IU Health neurology and neurosurgery teams provide comprehensive and seamless care for families. Our teams see patients from throughout the Midwest and routinely treat the most complicated issues. Committed to treating any neurological need a patient may have, the teams have developed a number of specialty clinics, including headache and other chronic needs as well as the only comprehensive pediatric surgical epilepsy program in Indiana.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Neurosurgery services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Learn more about the experienced pediatric neurosurgeons at Riley at IU Health.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
The Neurosurgery at Riley at IU Health has curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond. If you are a physician and would like to consult with us on a case or make a referral, call IMACSOneCall.
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We offer educational opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows. Residents and fellows train at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. Our neurosurgeons and the private practice neurosurgeons of the Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group merged in 2010 to form this practice, which is currently the largest neurosurgery practice in the nation. Our one-year fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery allows fellows to attain the depth and breadth of pediatric neurosurgical cases in preparation for independent practice and an academic career. The fellow may choose to focus on neurovascular, neuro-oncology, spine or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.