Only the best neurosurgical care for your child
Pediatric neurosurgery at Geisinger
If your child needs surgery involving their head, spine or nervous system, you want to know they’re in skilled and capable hands. Rely on the expertise of Geisinger’s pediatric neurosurgery team to offer innovative treatments and world-class surgical care.
Conditions we treat
Our skilled team is trained to treat a number of complex conditions that require pediatric neurosurgical care so you and your child can remain close to home, friends and family.
We use the latest technologies and specialized treatment options to care for your child. We care for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Pediatric chiari malformations
- Pediatric craniosynostosis
- Pediatric hydrocephalus
- Pediatric spine tumors
- Peripheral nerves tumors
- Cerebrovascular anomalies
- Tethered cord
- Arachnoid cysts
- Craniofacial syndromes
- Tuberous sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy and spasticity
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Peripheral nerves injuries
- Spinal malformation and injuries
Frequently asked questions
We encourage you to come with a list of any questions you may have. We understand the first appointment can be overwhelming, and we want to help you leave feeling as informed as possible.
Children do not always know how to respond in medical situations, and our pediatric neurosurgery team is trained to help navigate you and your child through every appointment and treatment.
To learn more about the organization and find a location near where we’ll be treating your child, visit RMHC.org.
Surgeries are performed in Danville at Geisinger Medical Center, but our neurosurgery team sees patients in many locations across northeast and central Pennsylvania.
Pediatric neurosurgeons begin their training with an undergraduate degree, followed by completion of a medical degree from a four-year medical school. Their training continues with a residency with a general focus in neurosurgery, which they earn after seven more years of residency training in neurological surgery.
After these milestones, they begin additional training in pediatric neurosurgery. Since the field of pediatric neurosurgery is actively changing and evolving, our team is constantly involved in courses, conferences, committees and professional organizations to bring the most up-to-date knowledge, technology and abilities to our patients.
While surgeries are performed at Geisinger Medical Center, our team sees patients for appointments at two locations:
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
Geisinger Neuroscience Scranton
3 W. Olive St.
Scranton, PA 18508
To reach the pediatric neurosurgery department, call 570-271-6590 or send us a message using your MyGeisinger patient portal.
If possible, our team will try to schedule an MRI for the same day as your appointment.