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At Children’s Minnesota, we know that coming to the hospital for brain or spinal cord surgery isn't something kids — or parents — look forward to. That's why we've designed every aspect of your child's stay for maximum comfort.

Meet the Team

The neurosurgery team at Children's Minnesota is committed to improving the quality of life for children with brain tumors, epilepsy and related conditions. We're in constant pursuit of techniques, technology and training to make surgery safer and more effective. And because we know that caring matters, we're here for your child and family every step of the way.

Outcomes and Research

Conditions and Services

Advances in neurosurgery are changing lives every day, and Children's Minnesota is a proud pioneer in that progress. We're experts and innovators at the latest technologies and techniques that make surgery safer and more effective. And our gentle, comfort-focused approach helps kids bounce back faster after surgery.


Mending kids’ growing brains can be tricky business, and getting it right is crucial. At Children’s Minnesota, we’re excellent at what we do. Our neurosurgery team uses cutting edge surgical techniques and technology to treat tumors, epilepsy and other brain and nervous system conditions. We perform hundreds of surgeries each year on babies, kids and teens. That makes us one the most experienced pediatric neurosurgery centers anywhere.


Born prematurely, Sam defies odds to go home

Young Sam has been through a multitude of challenges and undergone more surgeries and procedures than most people do in their entire life.

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Get to know Children’s – Minnetonka patient care manager, nurse

Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.

What to expect

At Children’s Minnesota, we're dedicated to kids' care and comfort. The neurology team knows that caring for brains and nervous systems is only part of our job. When you get down to it, we're on a mission to improve quality of life for our patients and their families. And that means building trust from that very first meeting.

Conditions and Services

The pediatric neurology program at Children’s Minnesota offers some of the most complete brain and nervous system care you'll find anywhere. From headaches to hereditary neuropathies, we diagnose and treat it all. We work closely with Children's extensive specialist network to manage complex conditions and keep kids smiling.

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Laser in action: See how Gavin’s tumor met its match

Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.