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Neurosurgery

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

USNWR Neurology

Children's Mercy specialists evaluate all phases of pediatric neurological disease. Our program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs in the country.

Neurosurgery staff


Our staff provides consultations 24 hours a day for patients with all types of neurosurgical disorders including hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and traumatic injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

Every surgery is attended by a pediatric anesthesiologist with extensive experience in administering anesthesia precisely measured for the child's age, size, and condition.

Children's Mercy is an American College of Surgeons Verified Center

Highest Level of Surgical Care

Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 centers in the nation to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center — the highest possible rating — by the American College of Surgeons. 

Clinical Services

Neurosurgical procedures

  • Including, but not limited to the following:

  • Deep brain stimulation/ablation

  • Neuroendoscopy

  • Spinal instrumentation

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Consultations

  • Surgical opinions

  • Integrated prenatal consultations

Conditions

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors and malformations

  • Central and peripheral nerve trauma

  • Craniofacial deformities (craniosynostosis)

  • Epilepsy

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Movement disorders and spasticity

  • Spina bifida

  • Tethered cord

  • Traumatic brain injury

Stories

Pediatric Epilepsy: Gary's Story

Christian Kaufman, MD, Children’s Mercy pediatric neurosurgeon, performs an intricate surgery to remove abnormal brain tissue, which should help stop severe epileptic seizures for Gary. Months later, Gary is seizure-free, and is slowly being taken off his anti-seizure medications.

Children's Mercy is an American College of Surgeons Verified Center

Highest Level of Surgical Care

Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 centers in the nation to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center — the highest possible rating — by the American College of Surgeons. 

Planning for Surgery

From free valet parking at the front door to personalized follow-up care during your child’s recovery, we want every aspect of your experience at Children’s Mercy to be beyond your expectations.

Read about how to prepare your child for scheduled surgery, what to expect when you arrive, and resources available while you’re here.

Pediatric anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure.

We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes. 

Contact the Neurosurgery Team

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas
(913) 696-8000

Children's Mercy East
(816) 478-5200

Children’s Mercy Wichita