Our diagnostic and surgical techniques minimize discomfort and recovery time and maximize effectiveness of each procedure

Why Choose Us?

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Advantage

Even after recovery, our team of Chiari malformation specialists remains an important lifelong resource for our patients and their families. Our Chiari malformation research program includes long-term tracking and follow-up visits with our Chiari 1 patients. This guides us in the best possible treatment for the patient at the time and helps us anticipate complications that may arise for individual patients in the future. Toward this end, we have developed a novel quality-of-life metric, specific to Chiari I, which allows us to track and evaluate children with the disorder over time. Once validated here at Stanford, our researchers will widely disseminate the findings to push back the frontiers of treatment not only for our own patients but for children with CM1 everywhere.

As a destination center for the treatment of Chiari malformations, we see patients from around the world. Our surgeons have decades of experience treating this patient population, and our state-of-the-art surgical facilities equip us to offer the best available treatment for whatever surgical challenges a patient brings to us.

Our multidisciplinary team of Chiari malformation experts include:

Together, we treat our young patients in the most comprehensive fashion possible so they can return to living full, happy and healthy lives.