The Neuroscience Institute is recognized across the country and around the world for our care of babies, kids and young adults with all types of neurological disorders.
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In the nation by U.S. News & World Report
Pediatric Level IV Epilepsy Center in the region
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our program among the top hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery.
Child neurology care
Our neurology team is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system. We care for kids with conditions like stroke, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, neurometabolic disorders and epilepsy.
Pediatric neurosurgery treatment
If your child needs surgery, our neurosurgery team is here for all types of disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and skull including epilepsy, hydrocephalus, traumatic injury, brain tumors and facial and skull deformities.
Our Developmental Pediatrics team sees children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences such as autism spectrum disorders, X&Y chromosome variations, fragile X and developmental delay.
Child neurology research
Many of our team members conduct laboratory and clinical research to improve treatments options and results.
Learn about our neurology and neurosurgery research
The Connection Journey: Freedom from Seizures
Lianna has so many seizures that she can never be alone. As she prepares for her upcoming surgery, she learns from Maddie who has been there before.
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Children's Colorado in the news
U.S. News & World Report
June 18, 2020
Our pediatric neurosurgery survival rates following complex surgery, prevention of surgical complications and infection and commitment to best practices contributed to our top U.S. News & World Report ranking. Our Neuroscience Institute was also recognized for our management and control of epilepsy and the availability of services such as specialized epilepsy treatment and rehabilitation.
KRDO News13 Colorado Springs
January 15, 2020
Diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, Braeden grew up experiencing hundreds of seizures every day. This all changed when he became the state’s first child to receive a responsive neuro-stimulator (RNS) device. Now, Braeden’s seizures have been cut by 50-75%, and he has big plans for college.
June 20, 2019
Fewer than half of people with migraines are accurately diagnosed. That’s no different for children. Marcy Yonker, MD, dispels myths around symptoms and solutions for pediatric migraines.
FOX21 Colorado Springs
May 21, 2019
Peyton had surgery before she was even born. After being diagnosed in the womb with spina bifida, a rare debilitating spinal condition, Ken Liechty, MD, performed an important procedure that would change her life.
March 7, 2019
Nishanth Kalavakolanu, 19, was diagnosed with febrile-infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), a rare disease that causes learning disabilities and intractable seizures. FIRES expert Craig Press, MD, director of Neurocritical Care, found out that Nishanth played the violin and needed a teacher. Dr. Press had the perfect person in mind – his mother. She made trips to the hospital and gave Nishanth lessons while he recovered.