Children's Hospital Colorado
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Pediatric Neurosurgery: Treating the Brain and Spinal Cord

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 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 Colorado to form multidisciplinary programs and clinics such as the Craniofacial Clinic, the Neuro-Oncology Program, the Spinal Defects Clinic and the Epilepsy Program.

Conditions we treat with neurosurgery

Headshot of Lianna, who is being treated for seizures at Children's Hospital Colorado, sitting in a room.

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.

Watch her journey

Get to know our pediatric experts.

A. Samy Youssef, MD, PhD, MSc, FAANS

A. Samy Youssef, MD, PhD, MSc, FAANS


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Patti Batchelder, PNP-BC, MSN

Patti Batchelder, PNP-BC, MSN

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Corbett Wilkinson, MD

Corbett Wilkinson, MD

Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery - Pediatric