Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Our pediatric neurosurgery team works with families to provide nurturing care for infants, children and adolescents living with the full range of brain, spine, nerve and craniofacial disorders. To reduce recovery time and improve your child’s quality of life after treatment, we work at the forefront of minimally invasive treatments, using innovative techniques such as neuroendoscopy—an advanced procedure that allows our surgeons to look into the skull, brain and spine through a small incision and with minimal trauma.

Working in one of the most advanced surgical facilities in the country with the latest technology empowers our multidisciplinary team to do their very best work for your child.

Latest technology

ROSA™ robotic surgical assistant

We are the only hospital in Northern California to offer the ROSA™ robotic surgical assistant for pediatric neurosurgery, which reduces anesthesia time, increases precision and improves safety.


We are the first pediatric hospital in the world to adopt Synaptive, a powerful new technology that helps brain surgeons conduct cranial surgery more quickly, safely and effectively.

3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner

We are also one of only a few facilities in Northern California to offer the state of the art 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, which allows us to study detailed maps and images of critical functions. This level of accuracy in diagnosis provides an essential advantage for your child by allowing us to develop unique, lower-risk surgical treatments tailored to their specific needs. We're the only children's hospital that uses this functional neuroimaging and brain mapping to determine surgical candidacy and to guide the surgical approach.

Child-friendly environment

We compliment this technical excellence with a child-friendly environment featuring toys, games, comfortable spaces for families to sit together, and Child Life Specialists who provide nurturing guidance and support as your child prepares for treatment.

Adult care transition

When our patients are ready to transition to adult care, we work in collaboration with the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center to ensure a seamless patient experience.


Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient Stories