Kosair Children's Hospital offers outstanding neurological diagnostics and treatment through our Pediatric Neurology service. The service is committed to treating children with nervous system disorders and nervous system development problems.
Kosair Children's Hospital was the first facility in the state to use vagal nerve simulation as a treatment for epilepsy. In addition to epilepsy, treatment is provided for a wide range of disorders and diseases including:
- Developmental problems
- Spinal cord, nerve and muscle diseases
- Headaches, including migraines
- Gait/walking abnormalities
- Movement disorders such as ataxia
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Metabolic diseases
Pediatric Neurology doctors work closely with the Neurodiagnostic Center to provide the best care for children stricken with neurological disorders. The team utilizes state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools including:
- MRI, PET scans and SPECTscans
- Topographical brain mapping
- Electromyography (EMG / NCV)
- Evoked potentials
- Seizure monitoring
- OR-Spine monitoring
Some special services, capabilities and equipment offered to outpatients:
- State-of-the-art EEG and video monitoring of inpatients and outpatients
- Vagal nerve stimulation
- Ketogenic diet
- EMG and nerve conduction studies
- Related support services
- Neurosensory Clinic
- Cerebral Palsy Clinic
As Kentucky's only free standing, tertiary care facility dedicated to caring for children, Kosair Children's Hospital offers comprehensive pediatric medical services and treatment programs in a child-friendly atmosphere.
For more information on our Neurological Services, call (502) 629-6000.
The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has designated Kosair Children’s Hospital’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 center, the highest recognition available.
According to the NAEC, a Level 4 epilepsy center provides more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring and more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. Fourth-level centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and a broad range of other surgical procedures to treat the condition.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital is one of 32 pediatric Level 4 centers in the United States. Norton Brownsboro Hospital is also a Level 4 center for treating epilepsy.
Britt Schloemer, APRN, Kosair Children’s Hospital, led the effort to spotlight our neuroscience team and capabilities in caring for patients with epilepsy.