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Our practice offers advanced management and intervention options for children with neurosurgical issues which include but are not limited to hydrocephalus, myelodysplasia, spasticity, seizure disorders, brain tumors, head injury, cranial asymmetry, craniosynostosis, and emergent pediatric neurosurgery intervention. Special pediatric capabilities of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates include:

- Ventricular shunt placement for hydrocephalus
- Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus
- Cyst shunt placement
- Endoscopic cyst fenestrations
- Ventricular or lumbar shunt placement for pseudo tumor
- Chiari malformation evaluation and treatment
- Myelodysplasia management
- Myelodysplasia closure
- Detethering procedure for tethered spinal cord
- Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity
- Intrathecal Baclofen pump placement and management for spasticity
- Vagal nerve stimulator for seizure management
- Temporal lobectomy for seizures
- Corpus callostomy for seizure disorder
- Hemispherectomy for seizure disorder
- Cranial reconstruction for craniosynostosis
- Orbital advancement
- Endoscopic procedures
- Assessment for consideration for cranial banding for asymmetrical head shapes
- Craniotomy for tumor excision
- Stereotactic procedure for tumor excision
- Brain tumor evaluation and treatment
- Traumatic brain injury treatment/follow-up

Head Shape Screening Clinic
Evaluation and treatment of infants and children with head shape abnormalities are available through Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates Head Shap Screening Clinic which meets almost every Friday. Call Amy Kelly, PNP, Clinic Coordinator, with questions or call 704-376-1605 to make a patient referral.

Pediatric Spasticity Clinic
Recently relocated from Carolinas Medical Center, the Pediatric Spasticity Clinic is where children can be evaluated as candidates for selective dorsal rhizotomy, intrathecal Baclofen therapy, or other forms of spasticity management. Please contact Lisa Schloeder, RN, with any questions, or call 704-376-1605 to refer a patient.


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