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Our Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

If your child faces a neurological disorder, you want to go where you can get the best medical care available. At University Health System, we diagnose and treat numerous conditions that affect the skull, brain, spinal cord and various areas of the nervous system.

Making a Difference in Your Child’s Life

The Neuroscience Center of Excellence at University Hospital produces extraordinary outcomes and life-changing results for children within our community and throughout the country. University Health System, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio, provides a wide range of treatments for a number of neurological injuries and disorders. Our highly-skilled specialists and surgeons handle a high-volume of complex and rare neurological conditions.

We’re known for our expertise in the following programs:

Center for Endoscopic and Open Craniosynostosis Surgery

Our pediatric neurosurgeons are extremely skilled and nationally recognized. Our philosophy is to use the least invasive treatments that will produce the best outcomes possible, while reducing risk for the patient. When possible, we perform minimally invasive surgeries and offer appropriate patients the option of an endoscopic-assisted craniectomy. We perform this less-invasive technique on infants as young as two-weeks old, which results in less trauma to the child’s system and faster recovery times.

Level IV Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Our Level IV Epilepsy Center has earned the highest accreditation awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. We offer the only comprehensive epilepsy treatment center in South and Central Texas. It’s the largest epilepsy-monitoring center in Texas that treats both pediatric and adult patients. Our epilepsy team is on standby 24/7.

Neurofibromatosis Type I Multidisciplinary Care Program

We offer a multidisciplinary program for young patients with Neurofibromatosis Type I. Our top neurologists collaborate with a number of subspecialists to give our patients the best possible treatment and care options in the region. We are at the forefront of novel treatments for many of our patients with neurocutaneous disorders.

Treatment for Muscular Dystrophies, Cerebral Palsy and Rare Disorders

Whether it’s applying the most effective infusions for those with a spinal muscular atrophy condition, or applying treatment therapies for those with muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy, we’re here with the knowledge and experience you need to help get your child to the next stage in their medical care.

We’re also a regional referral center for rare diseases like X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. We provide surveillance imaging to detect Cerebral ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy), neurological exams to detect the onset of cerebral or spinal conditions, treatment for adrenal insufficiency by pediatric endocrinologists and diagnosis and treatment for many spinal cord and nervous system disorders.

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