The 12-bed Neuroscience Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only program in Arkansas devoted to pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. It offers patients a comprehensive and coordinated center for the treatment of brain, nervous system and neuromuscular disorders. The Unit has 24-hour epilepsy monitoring beds as well as a video EEG technician. Within this unit, physicians, nurses and other professionals who specialize in neurological and neurosurgical disorders evaluate, treat and follow patients. This team approach offers the most comprehensive care possible.
The Neurosurgery service at Arkansas Children's Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with congenital and acquired illness/injury.
Children with the following disease processes and injuries are cared for on the Neuroscience Unit:
- Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
- Surgical intervention for seizure disorders no longer controlled by
- medication and/or diet
- Hydrocephalus (water on the brain) requiring surgical placement and management of a shunt to assist with drainage of excess fluid from the brain
- Children with multiple trauma involving the brain and/or spinal cord
- Treatment and management of congenital conditions involving the brain and
- Spinal cord, such as tethered cord, spina bifida, myelomeningocele, etc.