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Brain Surgery

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UI Children’s Hospital offers the most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery services available. Our patients are referred to us by physicians from across the state, the region, and the nation.

The medical team has the training, technology, and expertise to provide the best surgical care for infants, children, and young adults with diseases or injuries to the nervous system, including congenital, developmental, and acquired problems of the brain, spinal cord, skull and spine. This encompasses:

  • Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Vascular disorders
  • Pain and peripheral nerve abnormalities
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Correction of craniofacial abnormalities of the skull base

Several of these problems require a cross-specialty team effort, which is available within this medical center.

Our commitment to families emphasizes compassion, convenience, and comfort as well as the most advanced neurosurgical techniques for pediatric patients. As part of one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, the care we provide is enhanced by our dedication to medical education and training as well as basic and clinical research. Our faculty physicians have specialty qualifications that make them unique.

Learn more about your neurosurgery visit.

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Patient Stories

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Myles’s Story

Myles was at risk while he was still in the womb, but is now a happy 13 year-old. Read more about Myles’s story.

Mariah WintersBaby with Craniofacial Defects Now a Healthy 6th-Grader

The discovery of craniosynostosis - a birth defect causing one or more of the sutures of a baby's head to close earlier than normal. Read more about Mariah's story.

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"Home. We’re home.”

After spending so much time at UI Children’s that Skylar called it “home,” it pays off with her brain cancer cured. Read more about Skyler’s story..

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Boating Accident Doesn't Hold Meg Back

After a boating accident, Meg had to undergo emergency neurosurgery, but has now recovered to be an honor student. Read more about Meg’s story.

Locations and Contact

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 1800 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

In House Directions: Take Elevator H to Level 1.


  • Appointment: 319-356-2237

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