Diagnosed with epilepsy, seven-year-old Madison underwent a five-hour surgery to affix a grid over her brain to determine the exact location of her seizures.
Brain and Nervous System
Whether your child has just received a diagnosis of a neurological disorder or needs ongoing care for his or her condition, the caring experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital's Stys Neuroscience Institute are here to help provide early diagnosis, intervention and treatment, and ongoing care for children with neurological conditions.
Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute
Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric neuroscience services in partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more
Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals in thee nation for neurology and neurosurgery. Our team is involved in research and clinical trials and provides treatment options based on the latest medical advancements.
Within the Stys Neuroscience Institute, we have several multidisciplinary centers that each specialize in certain types of neurological conditions. This allows us to bring together the expertise every child and family deserves when faced with a life-changing diagnosis. Our disease-specific, patient-centered approach is designed to take your child from diagnosis and second opinion to personalized, cutting-edge treatment and ongoing therapy or rehabilitation.
Programs and Services
We treat a wide range of common to complex neurological conditions.
Neuro-oncology care for complex brain, skull-base and spine tumors
Treating conditions caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, such as epilepsy and seizures
Treating infants with skull bones fused together too early, such as sagittal synostosis, and more
Treating conditions of the veins and arteries in the brain, such as aneurysm, stroke, moyamoya disease migraines and more
Treating stiff and tight muscles caused by spinal cord or brain damage, such as cerebral palsy and more
Caring for brachial plexus nerve damage in newborns to older children
Diagnosing and treating sleep problems, such as insomnia, narcolepsy, teeth grinding and more
Specialized care for muscle and nerve disorders, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness and spinal muscular atrophy
Not all conditions require surgery, but when they do, you can be confident knowing that Wolfson Children’s is a national leader in both minimally invasive and highly complex neurological surgeries. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are specially equipped to bring MRI to the patient during surgery. This allows surgeons to use the sophisticated imaging equipment during procedures to precisely guide and verify intricate repairs, all leading to better outcomes.
Looking for a second opinion?
The Stys Neuroscience Institute at Wolfson Children’s welcomes your request for a consultation on any pediatric neurological condition. A second opinion can provide a different perspective and new treatment options to consider. Plus, having a second doctor agree with your first diagnosis or finding something that was missed the first time can provide peace of mind when faced with a number of treatment options. Call to schedule an appointment. Neurology: 904.697.3600 or Neurosurgery: 904.633.0780.
Our dedicated pediatric neuroscience specialists work together to provide your child with the highest level of coordinated care. The Stys Neuroscience Institute team includes experienced pediatric neurologists, epileptologists, medical oncologists, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, endovascular neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurorehabilitation physicians.
The Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute serves the North Florida and South Georgia region and beyond. Wolfson Children’s is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
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