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Read a Story about a Neurosurgery Patient
"This is the best place you never want to be," said Jennifer Wirz of Children's and its neuro-oncology program. Wirz carries in her purse an MRI image of her son Daniel's first brain tumor. "When I'm having a bad day, it reminds me that life could be so much worse. We were thrilled with the outcome of Daniel's first surgery, but the fact that surgeons got such an advanced look at his second tumor (using intraoperative MRI) was simply amazing."
Collin was born in May 1998, at 32 weeks, and was 3lb 1oz, and only 16 inches. We soon learned that Collin had a Grade IV Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Hydrocephalus, and had a large risk of Cerebral Palsy. It was devastating news, as it would be for any parent.
About Neurosurgery at Children’s
Innovations in neurology and neurosurgery have greatly improved the quality of life for children with neurological conditions. The neurosurgery team at Children's is committed to the constant pursuit of better care for these children through adoption of the latest techniques, training and technology including:
- 3 Tesla MRI system
- Intra-operative MRI
- Interventional neuroradiology
- Advanced brain mapping for patients with epilepsy and brain tumors
- Minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques
Your child's surgery team
At Children's, your child's surgery is performed by a team of professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children. Because you know your child best, your child's team considers you to be a part of your child's care. Care includes thelatest in neurosurgical techniques, technology, and training is managed by an interdisciplinary pain management team.
Your child's team considers you to be part of your child's care, because you know your child best.
Joseph Petronio, MD, joins Children's
Children's is proud to welcome Joseph Petronio, MD, to its neurosurgery program. Dr. Petronio has performed neurosurgery at Children's and other Twin Cities hospitals since 1999.
In this new role, he will lead the neurosurgery program at Children's - St. Paul to enhance the services and capabilities already available.
Resources for families:
- Common conditions that may require neurosurgery
- Latest neurosurgical techniques, technology, and training
- Read a story about a neurosurgery patient
- Review educational materials for families facing neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is performed at the following Children's locations:
- If you are a family member looking for a Children's neurosurgeon and/or neurologist, please visit Find a Doctor.
- If you are a health professional looking for a neurosurgery consultation or referral information, please call Children's Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).