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Pediatric Neurosurgery


UW Medicine Neurological Surgery offers a range of pediatric care for trauma-related injuries, as well as treatments for complex tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

In addition to services provided at Harborview and UW Medical Centers, UW Medicine specialists work closely with specialists at Seattle Children's Hospital to provide a comprehensive system of care for children.

Pediatric Care at UW Medicine Gamma Knife Center at Harborview

Some brain lesions in pediatric patients are suitable for treatment with gamma knife. For our young patients, general anesthesia is used and the hospital stay is generally overnight in our pediatric care unit. We have a pediatric intensivist and pediatric nurse educator on staff, as well as recreational therapists to make the child's stay as comfortable as possible.

Partnering with Seattle Children's

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is the Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chief of Neurological Surgery at Harborview, and a UW Adjunct Professor of Radiology. Dr. Ellenbogen is also Chair of Neurological Surgery for Seattle Children's Hospital.

This unique position allows our team of experts to work closely with those at Seattle Children's to provide the most comprehensive care for children with diseases and disorders of the nervous system and its supporting structures.

Seattle Children's provides specialty programs involving multidisciplinary care for children by UW Medicine physicians.

Featured Articles for Patients

Cranial Nerve Disorders

Cranial nerve disorders treated by our neurosurgeons include: trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, disabling positional vertigo, and facial paralysis.

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Featured Patient Story

Courtney McGrath's Story

In 2005, Courtney underwent a 16-hour surgery to remove an alteriovenous malformation (AVM) performed by Dr. Laligam Sekhar. Read her story ...

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