Neurosciences

Our team of highly skilled child/pediatric neurologists and pediatric neurosurgeons treat a full spectrum of spine and brain conditions. It’s no wonder Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, draws patients from across the country and around the world. At Norton Children’s, you’ll find a renowned child/pediatric neurology and neurosurgery team that uses some of the most advanced diagnostic systems available for each child.

Every Child, From Infant to Young Adult, Receives Customized Neurological and Neurosurgery Care

Our multidisciplinary team creates a custom plan for each child — from newborns to teens — to treat a wide array of conditions, including nervous system disorders, nervous system development issues, birth defects affecting the spinal cord and skull, and care for trauma to the spine and brain.

Your family is involved in every step, from diagnosis to treatment. We begin with a thorough neurological examination to assess your child’s muscle strength, movement, balance, speech, memory, nerve function in the head and neck, and other cognitive functions. We then develop a care plan to meet the unique needs of your child.

With the most advanced diagnostic techniques available, our experienced team of board-certified child neurologists and pediatric neurosurgeons, along with access to the support and rehabilitation services of Norton Children’s Hospital, you can be confident your child is getting highly skilled care.

Collaborating With UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Norton Children’s works with providers from the University of Louisville School of Medicine to offer high-quality care for your child.

Our team offers outstanding diagnosis, treatment and care of pediatric neurological conditions through child/pediatric neurology services. We are dedicated to caring for children with some of the most complex neurological system and nervous system development disorders.

Our doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century through clinical research and education. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the UofL School of Medicine.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care From Norton Children’s

The neurosurgeons with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute treat some of the most complex brain and spine conditions in children.

Our team offers surgical treatment for all types of neurological disorders affecting the nervous system and skull, including traumatic injury, hydrocephalus, brain tumors and epilepsy.

As part of the Norton Children’s system, our neurosurgery team partners with physicians in plastic surgery, orthopedics, neurology, oncology and other specialties to provide innovative care tailored to the individual needs of each child, teen and young adult.

Our neurosurgeons are committed to finding better treatments and improving the health of every child they treat. They work with a support team of rehabilitation therapists, child life therapists and others to make sure each child has access to the care they deserve.

Why Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute?

  • The Norton Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Norton Children’s Hospital has held this designation since 2013.
  • We are the first in Kentucky and among first in the nation to use neurostimulation in a pediatric patient.
  • Regional neurology care is available for children across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We travel to clinics in Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Corbin, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Owensboro and Paducah, Kentucky; and Evansville, Indiana. We also perform a number of telemedicine visits each week.
  • Our neuroscience specialists use state-of-the-art technology to treat epilepsy, uncontrollable seizures and deep brain tumors in children who in the past would not be candidates for surgery, including:
    • Visualase: Technology that allows neurosurgeons to perform MRI-guided laser ablation surgery. Fewer than two dozen pediatric hospitals in the U.S. offer this technology.
    • Surgical Theater: Virtual reality (VR) technology that creates an immersive 3D view of a patient’s brain, allowing neurosurgeons, the patient and family to see inside the skull and brain to get a greater understanding of the condition and impact of potential procedures. Norton Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in the region to use this technology.
  • Dedicated multidisciplinary clinics for brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, spina bifida, craniofacial injuries and disorders, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, spasticity, headache/migraine, autism and neurocutaneous disorders.
  • Our multidisciplinary craniofacial program was the first established in the Midwest.
  • We offer a neurogenetics clinic to evaluate and treat children with neurogenetic syndromes.
  • We have a neuropsychology program that specializes in the evaluation of children and teens with a variety of neurological, neurodevelopmental and medical conditions, including brain tumors and epilepsy.
  • Outpatient neurology facilities in downtown Louisville are equipped with in-office electroencephalography (EEG) capabilities and laboratory services in the same building, creating a streamlined, family-centered environment.
  • We offer the region’s first clinic to treat children with immune-mediated neurologic disorders.
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