Brain, Spinal Cord and Nervous System Care at Children's Hospital Colorado
The Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado treats all forms of nervous system disorders in infants, children and teens. Our neuroscience specialists collaborate with health providers and researchers in multiple medical areas, including genetics, orthopedics, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT), the Special Care Clinic and others in order to provide the most comprehensive treatment and care for children.
Why choose Children’s?
Our brain, spinal cord and nervous system care teams offer an advanced understanding of the art and science of healing kids. Here at Children's Hospital Colorado we provide medical care only for infants, children and teens, making us the experts when it comes to caring for and treating your child. We have the expertise and experience to be able to provide your family with the most modern treatment options available. The family-centered care we provide in our state-of-the-art hospital will make all the difference to your family.
Learn why kids need Children's Hospital Colorado.
We provide services and treatment in the following areas:
Neuroscience clinics and programs
Outpatient clinics and services at our hospital’s main campus in Aurora, CO include:
General Child Neurology Clinic
This clinic evaluates and treats infants, children and teens with neurological disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
This clinic provides expert care to children who suffer from seizures. Patients range from children who just started to have seizures to those with severe epilepsy.
This clinic provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children with headache-related disorders.
This program evaluates and treats children and teenagers who have sustained concussions and other mild head injuries.
Our pediatric neurosurgeons and staff care exclusively for pediatric patients undergoing complex brain and spinal cord surgery. They work closely with neurologists, as well as specialists in child development, neuropsychology, genetics and rehabilitation to address the needs of each patient.
The Neuro-Oncology Program
Our pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric oncologists, pediatric neurologists and radiation oncologists treat childhood brain and spinal tumors.
Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Program
As an extension of neurotrauma care, this program provides comprehensive, family-centered services to children who have neurological or musculoskeletal impairments due to traumatic injury, illness or congenital development conditions.
Movement Disorder Clinic
This monthly clinic provides consultative services for the diagnosis and management of complex pediatric movement disorders.
This weekly clinic provides diagnosis and management of neuromuscular diseases by a multidisciplinary team including specialists from neurology, rehabilitative services, genetics and representatives from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Multidisciplinary Stroke Clinic
This clinic provides comprehensive care for neonates and older children with stroke.
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
This clinic provides comprehensive care to children with tuberous sclerosis complex.
This clinic specializes in the treatment of congenital and acquired deformities of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues, including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis and other complex craniofacial conditions.
The Rett Clinic
This clinic provides the best consultative care and therapeutic advice for individuals with Rett Syndrome (and genetically related disorders).
Neuropsychologists provide consultation and evaluation of cognitive functioning, assess the risk for increased cognitive difficulties associated with the progression of disease prior to treatment and recommend appropriate interventions.
Our doctors and trained technologists record and study the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system in the Neurophysiology Lab to detect and diagnose seizure disorders such and neuromuscular diseases. Appointments are made by referral from neurologists, pediatricians and other community physicians.
Lab tests include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG), which studies brain waves
- Electromyogram (EMG), which studies muscle movements
- Evoked potentials (EP) and the nerve conduction study (NCS), which test the pathways from the brain to the muscles and organs of the body.