Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus refers to a condition when the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid causes increased pressure on the brain.  Often, hydrocephalus must be treated with surgical intervention.  We work closely with pediatricians and specialists to determine cause of hydrocephalus and develop a surgical plan best suited for each individual child.  The most common surgery for hydrocephalus is inserting a shunt that redirects cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to another area of the body.  There are other surgical methods for treating hydrocephalus that use an endoscope.

We have a great deal of experience caring for children with hydrocephalus from diagnosis and surgical intervention to short- and long-term follow up.