Neurology and Neurosurgery
At Children’s National Medical Center, our Neurology and Neurosurgery teams specialize in neurological disorders including disease, trauma and malformation of the brain, spine or nervous system. The team includes recognized leaders in minimally invasive techniques, and serves as an international referral destination for pediatric brain tumors, including neurofibromatosis and epilepsy disorders. The divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery are led by Roger Packer, M.D. (Neurology) and Robert Keating, M.D. (Neurosurgery).
Choosing Children’s National for Neurological Care
At Children’s National Medical Center, we use state-of-the-art imaging tests, innovative research and advanced treatments to provide the best care for children with neurological disorders. Parents are an essential part of our care team. We take the time to explain in detail the diagnostic tests available to your child and answer your questions so that you feel safe and comfortable with each step of the process. When your child needs neurosurgery, our standard of care is to use the least invasive techniques possible. These techniques not only lead to safer and more effective care, but the recovery time is significantly reduced. Your child may return home in as little as two days, compared to two weeks before returning home with traditional open surgery.
Our team offers your child:
Our team treats the full range of neurological diseases, including:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brain tumors
- Learning disorders
- Movement disorders
- Neurological disorders in newborns
- Hereditary neurological (neurogenetic) diseases
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Cerebrovascular accidents
- White matter diseases (myelin disorders)