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Neurosurgical Services

Through neurosurgical services at Kosair Children's Hospital, comprehensive care is offered for children with conditions including:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain tumors
  • Spine tumors
  • Cranio-facial abnormalities
  • Trauma 
  • Cranio synostosis 
  • Chlari malformation
  • Spasticity 
  • Tethered cord
  • Epilepsy 

The pediatric neurosurgeons are experienced in the intricacies of brain and spine surgery, skilled in progressive techniques, and have access to sophisticated technology to provide top quality care for children with spine and brain disorders.

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 about our pediatric neurosurgical services, call (502) 629-6000.

For more information about neurosurgery, visit the Norton Neurosciences Institute.

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.