Endoscopic and minimally invasive neurosurgery

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at VCU specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery, a term used to describe surgical techniques that require a few small incisions versus a large opening. The goal of minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures is to:

  • Reduce pain and blood loss
  • Shorten recovery time
  • Shorten hospital stay
  • Reduce scarring

Our experience neurosurgery team performs a number of minimally invasive surgeries when treating various types of brain abnormalities, including:

VCU’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Program also offers a Functional Neurosurgery Program. These types of minimally invasive surgical procedures – used to treat epilepsy and movement disorders of the central nervous system – offer patients the chance for a better quality of life:

  • Epilepsy
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulator
    • Brain mapping with Selective Cortical Resection
    • Corpus Caliostomy
    • Hernisherectomy
  • Spasticity
    • Baclofen Pump
    • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy