Pediatric Neurosurgery

Peds Team 2016
Pediatric Neurosurgery Team (left-right): Kristi Hildebrand, CPNP-AC; Melody Watral, CPNP-PC; Susan Cochran, Administration; and Scott Elton, MD

UNC Health Care exists to further the teaching mission of UNC and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. The partnership between the UNC Hospitals and the UNC School of Medicine enhances the learning environment while maintaining the highest standards for patient care.

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery utilizes advanced imaging and surgical techniques to treat the children of North Carolina with conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord.  We work closely with pediatricians and specialists across the state to make sure each child and family receives the personalized care they need.

In addition to providing high-quality health care for children and families, we provide education, clinical and surgical experiences, and research opportunities to future providers.  These include students with UNC School of Medicine and UNC School of Nursing.

Some of the more frequent consultations include: craniosynostosis and craniofacial syndromes, hydrocephalus, epilepsy diagnosis and surgical treatment, brain and spinal tumors, in-utero and post-natal management of congenital spine and cranial defects.

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