Advanced technology for pediatric patients
Beaumont Children's offers advanced technology for treating pediatric neurology patients. Pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and interventional
neuroradiologists are available to diagnose and treat a variety of neurological conditions in infants and children, including:
As the only hospital in southeast Michigan providing interventional treatment of brain aneurysms and anterior venous malformations and vascular tumors in infants and children, Beaumont Children's offers pediatric neurological treatments that reduce or
eliminate the need for traditional surgery methods.
Our state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit offers dedicated pediatric specialists in every discipline of medicine and surgery who assist with your child's care around the clock.
And since Beaumont, Royal Oak, is a Level I trauma center, experts are skilled and equipped to handle the most severe head and spine trauma issues.
For pediatric head and spine tumors, we offer a multidisciplinary approach that includes experts from pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, hematology/oncology and radiation oncology. Specialists from each of these areas meet on an ongoing basis to review
cases and develop appropriate treatment plans for each patient.
If radiation oncology is part of the treatment plan, Beaumont offers gamma knife radiosurgery. Through this advanced technology, we are able to precisely target the tumor, so surrounding tissue is not damaged.
Treatments offered include:
- dietary changes for seizure patients who do not respond to medication
- medicine involved with nervous system that is non-surgical
- neuropsychological testing
- vagus nerve stimulation - manages devices that are implanted to reduce seizure frequency
- headache and migraine therapies
- epilepsy surgery including hemispherectomy, localized brain resection, corpus callosotomy
- stereoencephalography (sEEG) monitoring epilepsy surgery program leading to surgery or laser ablation
- visualase laser ablation for pediatric epilepsy surgery or brain tumor removal, including Hypothalamic Hamartomas
- responsive neurostimulation (RNS) for medically refractory pediatric epilepsy
- deep brain stimulation for medically refractory pediatric epilepsy and movement disorders (DBS)
- vagus nerve stimulator (VNS)
- clinical trials for epilepsy, neuromuscular patients, and babies graduating from the Neonatal ICU
- rare epilepsy and neuromuscular drugs, including intrathecal spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), intraventricular brineura for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN2), ACTH and vigabatrin for infantile spasms, and a FDA IND for stiripentol in
dravet syndrome patients (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy)
- active epilepsy dietary program with specialized pediatric epilepsy dietitians
Consult your child's pediatrician if you feel your child may need the services of a pediatric neurologist.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Beaumont Children's offers a range of pediatric epilepsy treatment
and monitoring services for infants, children and teens with seizures
or epilepsy. The clinic offers comprehensive seizure evaluations and
schedules tests, including MRIs, PET scans and EEGs, for those with mild
to complex forms of epilepsy.