Our Pediatric Neurosurgery division at Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides the area’s most comprehensive neurosurgical care, with 24-hour inpatient care complemented by outpatient consultations and specialty clinics. Through our affiliation with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Wolfson Children’s serves as a regional referral center for infants, children and adolescents with a wide variety of disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Working closely with referring physicians and other pediatric specialists, our Board-certified neurosurgeons not only care for children throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, but also special patients from around the world.

Conditions We Treat

The conditions we most commonly treat include:

  • Aphasia (language processing disorder)
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Ataxia (lack of coordination)
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Chiari malformation 
  • CSF shunt problems
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Developmental delays 
  • Encephalocele
  • Epilepsy (seizure disorders)
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Trauma of the head, spine
  • Tumors or cysts of the brain, nervous system

Lucy Gooding Children's Neurosurgery Center

The Lucy Gooding Pediatric Neurosurgery Center provides minimally invasive and conventional surgical treatment and management of neurosurgical issues through specially equipped operating rooms at Wolfson Children's Hospital. The Center was established in 2004 with a $5 million gift from The Lucy S. Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust which helped fund the acquisition of sophisticated surgical equipment and expand the Center’s education and research initiatives. The Center features an intra-operative CT, the only one of its kind in the Southeast.

For more information, call 904.633.0780

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