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Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Seoul National University Hospital was established separately from the Department of Neurosurgery in 1982. Since the opening of the Children’s Hospital in 1985, we have been providing the best treatment to patients based on extensive clinical experience and the know-how of professional medical staff in each field. Currently, the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery is composed of 5 professional faculty members, fellows, residents, and professional nursing personnel, and is making efforts to relieve patient pain and restore health by performing more than 600 surgeries per year. By operating the Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience Center, we are actively conducting clinical research as a research-centered hospital in cooperation with various divisions while conducting medical treatment, and play a leading role in research in publishing more than 50 papers a year in international journals.

In addition, by operating spinal dysraphism clinic, spasticity clinic, and craniofacial clinic, we are working hard to provide multidisciplinary treatment services with orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, urology, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology departments.

1. Major Target Diseases

Cerebrovascular disease (moyamoya disease, arteriovenous malformation, etc.), hydrocephalus, brain tumors, spinal dysraphism (myelomeningocele, lipomeningomyelocele, tethered cord syndrome, etc.), craniosynostosis, leg spasticity, epilepsy (seizure), intracranial cysts, spinal cord tumors, other nervous system malformations

2. Notice before Appointment

When making a medical appointment, please check the professor’s major field. 

Epilepsy (seizure) treatment commences in the form of a request for surgery when the surgery is determined to be necessary by the Department of Neurology in the Pediatrics Department. It is therefore recommended that you first undergo neurological treatment at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescents.

Since the spinal dysraphism clinic, spasticity clinic, craniofacial clinic are requested by the medical department to be used only by patients who need them after treatment, they are not available for patients who visit the hospital for the first time or wish to make an appointment for a first visit.

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