The CHOC Neuroscience Institute is among Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “70 hospitals and health systems with spine and neuroscience programs to know.“
According to Becker’s, these programs are renowned for their excellent outcomes, leading surgical techniques and cutting-edge research. They also feature leaders and top specialists in the field, robust research programs and innovative clinical trials.
Consistently ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the Neuroscience Institute at CHOC offers families a dedicated team with expertise in brain and spine medicine.
CHOC offers a level 4 pediatric epilepsy center; level 1 pediatric trauma center; and multidisciplinary programs for concussion, movement disorders, Down syndrome, brain tumors, neurometabolic disorders, hydrocephalus, sleep disorders and autism.
These programs are backed by latest technology, including top navigation systems in operating rooms that allow surgeons to perform safer, more precise procedures; minimally invasive surgery tools including MRI-guided laser ablation and ROSA, a 3D-mapping robotic system that aids surgeons in locating the exact area to operate; video EEG monitoring, wired throughout the hospital, and at-home units that allow children to play and move about normally while undergoing detailed monitoring of the brain; ReFlow shunt technology to reverse life-threatening shunt occlusion in patients with hydrocephalus; vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), a “pacemaker for the brain” for reducing seizures; and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for intractable partial seizures and dystonia.
CHOC offers the region’s most comprehensive child life and family support programs, and carefully considers the physical, mental and emotional needs of each patient and family.