Pediatric Neuroscience Services in Tampa, Florida

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Neuroscience Center offers a comprehensive, family-centered program to diagnose, evaluate and treat neurological problems that interfere with the quality of your child's life, including:

  • Cerebral palsy and movement disorders
  • Congenital malformation of the nervous system
  • Cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies
  • Developmental delays
  • Epilepsy (seizure disorders)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Scoliosis
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Spasticity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal cord lesions and tumors
  • Spinal cord malformations (spina bifida, dysraphism)

We also offer neurodiagnostic tests personalized by age and condition, along with a full spectrum of neuroimaging diagnostic services that include the latest PET/CT and MRI scans, angiography and ultrasonography to support the detection of even the most subtle brain and spine abnormalities.

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We offer surgical treatment for children of all ages with conditions pertaining to the brain, spine and spinal cord. Using a team approach, treatment plans are tailored to each child based on their individual needs whether their condition is one of the most common or most complex.

Advanced surgical techniques and innovative technology allows for improved precision and surgical outcomes. We're the first children's hospital in the southeast to adopt cutting-edge medical imaging technology that recreates a 360-degree model of a patient's brain. It also allows our surgeons to plan and walk through surgery in virtual reality before the actual surgery. Doctors can guide patients and their families through a child’s own anatomy in virtual reality as well, giving them a better understanding of the child's condition and treatment options than ever before. Mapping and navigation technology can also be used during surgery.

Improved technology and a collaborative team approach are just two of the ways we work to provide your child with the highest quality care.

Dr. Abilash Haridas, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Neurosurgery
Meet Dr. Abilash Haridas, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. He discusses the elements of the pediatric neurosurgery program that drew him to join the team at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital: What is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?
Dr. Haridas, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, explains what a pediatric neurosurgeon does and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's team approach to care.