Neurosurgeon, Michael Handler, MD, with
patient in clinic.
The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at Children's Hospital Colorado diagnoses and treats children with diseases of the brain and spinal cord. We offer integrated, comprehensive treatment for all types of disorders affecting the nervous system and skull including traumatic injury, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain tumors and facial and skull deformities.
Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for Neurosurgery?
Children's Hospital Colorado has the most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgical program in the Rocky Mountain region. Our fellowship-trained and board certified pediatric neurosurgeons have more than 50 years of combined experience and focus solely on children.
Our neurosurgeons work closely with other internationally known specialists at Children’s to form multidisciplinary programs and clinics such as the Craniofacial Clinic, the Neuro-Oncology Program, the Spinal Defects Clinic and the Epilepsy Program.
The Surgical Epilepsy Program provides the only comprehensive treatment program for chronic seizure disorders in the region. Brain Lab® image-guided endoscopic surgery allows neurosurgeons to perform complex brain operations through relatively small openings in the skull for treatment of epilepsy.
Conditions we treat
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Spina bifida
- Surgery for epilepsy
- Chiari malformation
- Congenital anomalies of the brain and spinal cord
- Cerebral vascular disorders: AVMs, aneurysms, cavernous malformations, Moya-Moya disease
- Arachnoid cysts
- Tethered cord
- Trauma to the brain and spinal cord (brain and spinal cord injuries)
- Craniofacial disorders (simple and complex craniosynostosis, Apert’s syndrome, Crouzon’s)