Skip To Main Content

seattle children's

Neurological Surgery Clinical Services
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy


Overview:

Selective dorsal rhizotomy is used as a surgical treatment for cerebral palsy and spasticity. It involves decreasing high muscle tone in the legs by cutting nerve fibers in the lower spinal cord. This surgery can result in better freedom of movement for children with cerebral palsy. This procedure is performed at Seattle Children's, where you can find more information.

Follow the links below for more information about selective dorsal rhizotomy as well as cerebral palsy and spasticity:

[to top]

Surgeons/ Provider Faculty:



Related Condition/Disease Descriptons:


[to top]

Related Treatment Options:

[to top]

Featured Articles for Patients

Acoustic Neuroma

Our neurosurgeons provide radiosurgery (Gamma Knife), microsurgery and rehabilitation for patients with acoustic neuroma, or vestibular neuroma: a common tumor of the skull base.

View the archive of clinical information for patients

Featured Patient Story

Kelsey Deschamps' Story

Kelsey Deschamps had a cavernous malformation that was causing persistent sinus problems. Dr. Laligam Sekhar performed surgery to remove the cavernoma, and she has recovered and attends college at the University of Montana. Read her story ...

View all patient stories

Make a Gift

Support the Department of Neurological Surgery by making a gift.

Your donation will help support patient- and family-centered care, breakthroughs in medical research, and the training of tomorrow's physicians.

Level A conformance icon, 
          W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0