About Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Drs. Jeffrey Greenfield, Caitlin Hoffman, and Mark Souweidane

The Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, directed by Dr. Mark M. Souweidane, takes a multidisciplinary approach that ensures that each child is offered a treatment plan that takes into account not only the disease but also the lifetime implications. This perspective offers pediatric neurosurgery patients the best opportunity to enjoy a normal transition from child to adult. The program is nationally recognized for its leadership in the treatment of:

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injuries resulting from trauma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement disorders and spasticity
  • Spinal instability and scoliosis
  • Vascular malformations

Our faculty members have expertise in the following areas:

  • Removal of intraventricular brain tumors
  • Endoscopic intracranial surgery
  • Tumors (colloid cyst, benign astrocytoma)
  • Hydrocephalus (endoscopic third ventriculostomy)
  • Congenital cysts (endoscopic fenestration)
  • Treatment for Chiari malformations and syringomyelia
  • Management of pineal region tumors
  • Removal of intramedullary spinal cord tumors
  • Correction of craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and/or cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, vascular malformation, hemangioma, deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly)
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric vascular abnormalities (arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, and cavernous malformations)

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Weill Cornell's pediatric neurosurgery team is closely allied with the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.