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Pediatric Neurosciences

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:

  • Epilepsy
  • Developmental problems
  • Spinal cord, nerve and muscle diseases
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Gait/walking abnormalities
  • Movement disorders such as ataxia
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremors
  • Hypotonia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Encephalopathy
  • 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:

  • MRIPET scans  and SPECTscans
  • Topographical brain mapping
  • Electroencephalograpy
  • Electromyography (EMG / NCV)
  • Evoked potentials
  • Seizure monitoring
  • Electrocortiocography
  • 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. 

Find out how other kids are coping with this condtion.

For more information on our Neurological Services, call (502) 629-6000.

Rare Epilepsy Surgery

A 4-year-old Louisville boy who underwent an incredibly rare brain surgery to help prevent life-altering seizures is doing better than almost anyone could imagine.


The surgery was the first of its kind to be performed at Kosair Children's Hospital with the help of the highly skilled specialists in the hospital's new epilepsy monitoring unit.


Get Healthy's Jackie Hays says the boy's parents call Sean Caruso their miracle child.


This procedure is incredibly rare. Only 200 hemispherectomies are performed globally each year.