Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Neurosurgery Services


We treat patients for neurological conditions including:

Brain tumors

  • Open removal or biopsy of tumors, including complex skull base surgery
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic brain tumor surgery
  • Endonasal removal of brain tumors


  • Resection of cortical brain regions causing seizures
  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • Endoscopic removal of hypothalamic lesions causing gelastic seizures.

Craniofacial anomalies

  • Craniosynostosis, open and endoscopic surgery
  • Complex craniofacial repair
  • Cranioplasty

Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Vein of Galen malformations
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Moyamoya syndrome 
  • Dural AV fistulas

Congenital Malformations

  • The Chiari malformations
  • Syringomyelia
  • Spina bifida occulta and tethered spinal cord
  • Fetal repair of spina bifida
  • Congenital defects of the brain and spine


  • Ventricular shunt placement
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Choroid plexus coagulation

Spinal disorders

  • Spine fractures
  • Spine congenital malformations
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal column tumors
  • Spinal cord tumors

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve disorders

  • Brachial plexus birth palsy
  • Brachial plexus tumors
  • Nerve compression
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Brain and Spine trauma

Spasticity and movement disorders

  • Dorsal rhizotomy
  • Baclofen Pump placement
  • Deep brain stimulator for movement disorders

Last Edited: August 31, 2015
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