Pediatric Neurosurgery 

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical Center is nationally recognized for its leadership in the surgical treatment of complex as well as common neurological conditions.

Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach to customize a plan of care for each child, taking into account not only the disease, but also its lifetime implications. Team members include pediatric neurosurgeons, child neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, and pediatric intensivists, who collaborate to design the most effective treatment. There is also collaboration between the adult and pediatric neurosurgery programs at NYP/Weill Cornell, with a sharing of resources that is rare in even the most notable children's hospitals.

Our neurosurgeons take a minimally invasive approach whenever possible and are experts in the use of endoscopic intracranial surgery. Their shared goal is to offer children and adolescents undergoing who need neurosurgery the best opportunity to enjoy a normal transition from childhood to adulthood.


At the Komansky Center, we specialize in the treatment of the following disorders in young patients:

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors (with special expertise in the removal of intraventricular brain tumors, colloid cysts, pineal region tumors, benign astrocytomas, and intramedullary spinal cord tumors)
  • Craniofacial abnormalities (including cleft lip and/or cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, vascular malformations, hemangioma, and deformational/positional plagiocephaly)
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Chiari malformation
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injuries resulting from trauma
  • Hydrocephalus (offering endoscopic third ventriculostomy)
  • Movement disorders and spasticity
  • Vascular malformations (such as arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, and cavernous malformations)

We take a family-centered approach to care, which ensures that parents are always actively involved in their child's care.

For additional information, please visit our webpage:
Pediatric Neurosurgery at NYP/Weill Cornell

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Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street
Starr Pavilion, Room 651
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-4684
Fax: (212) 746-8947

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