When your child needs special care for the brain or spinal cord, Baystate Children’s Hospital uses a team approach to care for common and complex neurologic disorders. Through our collaboration with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for all ages, including newborns and teens.
Partners in Neurosurgery Excellence
Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Martin sees patients in Springfield at the Baystate Children’s Specialty Center. Depending on the type of surgery your child requires, Dr. Martin performs surgery at the Baystate Children’s Surgery Center or in some cases, at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
We offer advanced imaging for expert diagnosis, and advanced surgical techniques including minimally invasive spine surgery procedures and neurosurgical endoscopy (approaching a tumor or other diseased area through a nostril or a small incision).
Expert Comfort & Care
Our pediatric neurosurgery team knows kids. We offer expert diagnosis and treatment, and explain everything clearly to you and your child so you know what to expect. Our experienced child life specialists help your child understand what’s happening through play or other age-appropriate activities.
We also provide thoughtful prenatal counseling for fetal brain and spinal disorders in conjunction with the experts in our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program.
Your Long-Term Care Partner
Some children who have neurosurgical needs also need lifelong care. Baystate Children’s offers the supportive services your child may need. We work closely with your other providers to make sure everyone is up to date and care is carefully coordinated.
Neurological Conditions We Treat
Your child’s needs are unique. The neurological pediatric conditions we treat include:
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Craniofacial disorders
- Cerebral palsy and spasticity
- Chiaria malformation ( a malformation of the brain)
- Spinal cord malformations, such as spina bifida
- Spinal deformity
- Vascular abnormalities, such as brain aneurysms