Pediatric Neurosurgery (Oakland)
Welcome to the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Our service aims to provide the best pediatric neurosurgical care to all children through eighteen years of age in the Northern California region. The Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery cares for children with the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical disorders, including tumors of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system; all types of spinal dysraphism, including complex “tethered spinal cord” problems; hydrocephalus and other disorders of CSF circulation; Chiari malformation; syringomyelia; craniosynostosis; and vascular diseases of the nervous system.
Additionally, we provide care for adults with congenital types of neurosurgical disorders, and we provide neurosurgical care to patients seen in the regional spinal bifida, skeletal dysplasia, and neurofibromatosis clinics. We also serve as a tertiary referral center for general neurosurgical patients who have unusually complex or difficult clinical problems.
In addition to our surgeons, our pediatric neurosurgical team includes our RN/NP nurse manager, physician’s assistants, a nurse practitioner, chief neurosurgical nurse in the operating room, a social worker; and a host of administrative staff that will help ensure that your visit here meets your expectations.
Referral To Our Service
Consultation with our service can be arranged through your child’s pediatrician (or your primary care physician).
A Message from the Pediatric Neurosurgery Service Director
“We hope this web page will be a window for you on who we are and what we do. If you or your child needs our care, I can assure you that we will provide all the essential services for your family and that we are all committed to giving you or your child the best chance in the world to improve. We welcome your questions and suggestions.”
James Mitchell, RN, MSN, PNP
Service Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery