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Pediatric Neurosurgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Pediatric Neurosurgery (neurosurgery of children).

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at San Angel Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at San Javier Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

8 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Daniel Herrera

Pediatrician/Neonatolgist

Dr. Liliana Neil

Endocrinologist

Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital de La Familia

3 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Luciano Mendoza Soto

General Pediatrics

Dr. Arturo Salazar Acuna

General Pediatrics

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at San Fernando Hospital

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Country 2000

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Velmar

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About Pediatric Neurosurgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric neurosurgery?

This is a subspecialty of that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children with various neurosurgical disorders. These problems involve the head, spine, and nervous system.


Why see a pediatric neurosurgeon?

Pediatric neurosurgeons treat neurosurgical problems that are quite different from those generally seen by general neurosurgeons. Pediatric neurosurgeons have specialized in treating pediatric neurosurgical diseases.

Children with neurosurgical diseases often require frequent and regular follow-ups throughout their childhood. They forge a longstanding relationship with the child so that the child is comfortable and relaxed.

Children sometimes cannot say what is bothering them. Answering medical questions can be difficult and they may not be cooperative or patient while undergoing a medical examination. Pediatric neurosurgeons have the extra knowledge on how to interact with their patients. In addition, they decorate their offices and hospitals with bright colors and cartoons to make the environment-friendly to the child. They may also have toys, reading and writing materials, and videos for children. In addition, they use facilities and equipment that are specially designed for use by children.

Pediatric neurosurgeons work closely with another doctor to ensure that your child receives the best possible care. They make use of support services from nurses, pediatric physicians, nutritionists and others to ensure that your child has all the necessary care. This also ensures that the care provided is comprehensive and coordinated at the same time.


Conditions treated include:
  • Head deformities
  • Spinal deformities
  • Brain tumors
  • Head injuries
  • Problems and injuries of the brain, spine or nerves
  • Birth injuries (weakness of arms and legs)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Spina bifida
  • Brachial plexus injury also is known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Chiari malformation
  • Achondroplasia
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Skeletal dysplasia

Common procedures include:

  • Biopsy: This is the removal of tissues for further examination under a microscope by a pathologist. A biopsy can be further classified into incisional biopsy where only a sample of tissue is removed, excisional biopsy whereby an entire suspicious area or lump is removed and needle biopsy where a sample of fluid or tissue is removed suing a needle.
  • Stereotactical biopsy: This procedure maps the brain in a three-dimensional system. It is used together with CT and MRI scans to accurately target the area in question.
  • Debulking: This is the surgical removal of a part of the tumor. It aims at decreasing the tumor burden on the surrounding structures.
  • Gross total resection: This removes the entire tumor that is visible. This procedure is done when the pediatric neurosurgeon believes that the tumor can safely be removed without risk of unacceptable injury.
  • Endonasal endoscopy: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the neurosurgeon to remove lesions or brain tumors through the sinuses r nose.

Training

Pediatric neurosurgeons have at least 4 years of medical school, 1 year of internship, at least 5 years of residency in neurological surgery. They also have additional training in pediatric neurosurgery. Pediatric neurosurgeons diagnose and treat children from infancy to their adolescence. Their unique and advanced training make them highly qualified for their chosen profession.

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