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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgery patient at Beaumont

Beaumont Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Beaumont Children’s Hospital offers board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons who are recognized experts in surgeries for the treatment of:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Craniofacial reconstruction
  • Dysraphism
  • Epilepsy
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal abnormalities
  • Spinal cord malformations
  • Tumors
  • Vascular neurosurgery

McBrien Pediatric Neurosurgery at Beaumont

Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for all complex pediatric neurosurgical cases. Because the hospital is within Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, a Level I trauma center, it is equipped to handle even the most critical cases. Critical pediatric neurosurgery patients are cared for in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and dedicated pediatric specialists in every discipline of medicine and surgery assist with their care around the clock.

A multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of head and spine tumors ensures coordination of care among specialists in all key areas, including hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons. Doctors from each of these areas meet on an ongoing basis to review cases and develop appropriate treatment plans for each patient.

The Beaumont Children’s neurosurgery clinic specializes in the diagnosis and surgical management for diseases of the brain and spine experienced by infants, young children and adolescents to include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformations
  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Spasticity
  • Vascular malformations
  • Spinal dysraphism (spina bifida)
  • Tethered cord

The McBrien Pediatric Neurosurgery clinic offers surgical expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and specializes in the treatment of refractory epilepsy to include stereotactic EEG (sEEG), laser ablation (LiTT) and neuromodulation to include VNS, DBS and RNS.

The clinic is led by Dr. Cesar Serrano Almeida, a board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery, provides multidisciplinary care by working in tandem with the following subspecialties: neurology, oncology, proton therapy, orthopedics, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Patient care includes specialized diagnostic testing such as CT scans, EEG, EMG, fMRI, MEG, MRI, PET and SPECT.

Patients referred to the McBrien Pediatric Neurosurgery clinic are connected with a nurse navigator who will assist with appointment scheduling, obtaining medical records and ordering additional tests. The nurse navigator is the point of contact for the referring physician and patient throughout the initial stage of care as well after specialized care is established, resulting in efficient navigation between providers and a single point-of-contact for questions or concerns.

Insurance coverage: Beaumont Children’s accepts most insurance payers.