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Pediatric Neurology

Trust the pediatric specialists at University Children’s Health for comprehensive brain, spine and nerve care in San Antonio. Get complete diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for your child, adolescent or teen from birth to 18 years.

What’s a Pediatric Neurologist?

Pediatric neurologists are doctors with special training to diagnose and treat childhood diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

What Does the Nervous System Do?

The nervous system is the body’s control center. It sends messages between the brain and body, telling the body how to function. When something goes wrong with the nervous system, your child may face problems with memory, senses, mood or trouble moving, speaking or learning.

When to See a Pediatric Neurologist

Talk to your pediatric primary care provider about your child’s health concerns. Your doctor may recommend seeing a pediatric neurologist if your child has symptoms such as:

  • Abnormal head, eyes, ears, mouth or face shape
  • Delays in language or motor skills
  • Low muscle tone or muscle weakness
  • Problems moving or walking
  • Seizures
  • Slow growth

Pediatric Neurological Conditions We Treat

Our board certified neurologists will give your child expert care. Find tailored treatment for the full range of common, complex and rare neurological conditions at University Children’s Health.

Testing & Diagnosis

Your child’s neurologist may need to perform imaging and other tests on your child’s brain or nervous system to check for and diagnose neurological diseases. We use up-to-date, safe testing and diagnostic practices for kids.

Advanced Brain & Nerve Treatments for Kids

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced specialists will recommend the most innovative therapies and treatments for your child’s condition. As an academic medical center, we can give your child the most effective medical treatments and the best possible quality of life.

Team-Based, Specialized Care

Benefit from the multiple neurological specialists who work together to provide the best care in South Texas. Look to us for neurological care not available at all health care systems, including:

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and other rare brain and nerve diseases – Regional referral center to detect and treat rare neurological diseases
  • Epilepsy – The highest level of comprehensive pediatric epilepsy care available in South and Central Texas
  • Various types of headache conditions
  • Neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis – At the forefront of innovative treatments for neurocutaneous disorders

Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgery sounds scary to most parents. Rest assured that our experts have sophisticated training and skills to perform precise brain or nervous system surgery. Our facility is equipped with modern technology to perform safe, complex procedures.

You can count on your neurosurgeon to use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Minimally invasive surgery reduces pain, scarring and recovery time, so your child can recover more easily.

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