Pediatric Neurosurgery

Leading-Edge Care

Albany Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with pediatric neurosurgery capability. We have a leading-edge pediatric intensive care unit, general pediatric ward, and a Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit for premature infants. We provide expert care for a wide range of neurological conditions for newborns and children of all ages.

Our team includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, and other clinicians who specifically specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide range of neurosurgical disorders.

To make an appointment with Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-5088.

Our team of surgeons, physicians, and clinicians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating complex neurological disorders and conditions in children. Some conditions we treat include:

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Back pain, degenerative disease and disc herniation
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Cavernoma, cavernous malformation
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Moyamoya
  • Chiari malformation
  • Congenital spine disease
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Encephalocele
  • Epilepsy
  • Injuries and tumors
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Prenatal consultation
  • Spasticity and dystonia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal dysraphism, tethered cord
  • Syringomyelia and hydromyelia
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

Our pediatric neurosurgeons are dedicated to giving the highest level of care to children and families affected by disorders of the nervous system. We strive to combine the best available technology with most compassionate care. Some of our innovative diagnostic treatments include:

  • Awake craniotomy
  • Baclofen pump placement
  • Brachial plexus exploration, nerve transfers and nerve grafting
  • Brain mapping (motor, sensory and speech)
  • Calvarial vault reconstruction/remodeling for craniosynostosis
  • Chiari decompression
  • Craniotomy/craniectomy for tumor, trauma, cerebrovascular lesions
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Endoscopic endonasal tumor resection
  • Endoscopic strip craniectomy for craniosynostosis
  • Endovascular neurosurgery for cerebrovascular disease
  • Fronto-orbital advancement
  • Intracranial monitoring for epilepsy
  • Laminectomy/laminoplasty for spinal tumor resection, discectomy
  • Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) or laser ablation for epilepsy and tumors
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Neuronavigation
  • Pial synangiosis for Moyamoya
  • Responsive neurostimulation (RNS) for epilepsy
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomies
  • Spinal cord untethering
  • Stereo EEG electrode placement using robotic stereotactic assistance (ROSA)
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy
  • Syringosubarachnoid shunt placement
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for epilepsy
  • Ventricular endoscopy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus