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 the nation for neurology and neurosurgery. Our team is involved in research and clinical trials and provides treatment options based on the latest medical advancements.
Detailed evaluation for children
At Wolfson Children’s, we know kids. Our pediatric-trained team evaluates children for medical, psychological, social and education issues. We use the latest imaging and testing to help identify what’s wrong. Also, your child can be safely monitored during seizures at our pediatric neurodiagnostic center so a proper diagnosis can be made.
Brunell Family Pediatric Neurodiagnostic Center
This child-friendly center offers advanced digital electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment for monitoring electrical activity in the brains of children with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. This sophisticated monitoring is done by pediatric specialists, together with pediatric neurologists or epileptologists.
Treatments We Offer
After we’ve confirmed a condition, the team works together to form a treatment plan specifically for your child. For some children, epilepsy and seizures can be a temporary problem controlled with anti-seizure medication or a specialized diet and outgrown after a few years.
In the most serious cases where seizures do not respond to medication, your child may be successfully treated with surgery. Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the pioneer of epilepsy surgery in Jacksonville. Since that first surgery completely transformed a young girl’s life, we’ve helped hundreds of children get back to the business of being a kid.
After evaluating if your child is a candidate for surgery, our epilepsy team discusses options with your family and creates an individualized plan. We can use several techniques to reduce or eliminate seizures.
- Resective surgery
- Intracranial EEG (grid electrodes) and tailored resection
- Disconnective surgery
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Corpus callosotomy
After surgery, your child is cared for in our specialized pediatric intensive care unit staffed by a team trained in children’s neurological conditions.
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. Surgeons can use the sophisticated imaging equipment during procedures to precisely guide and verify intricate repairs, all leading to better outcomes.
The Stys Neuroscience Institute team provides compassionate, family-centered care in our state-of-the-art facility. Our team works together to create a treatment plan based on your child’s specific needs and the latest medical advancements.
The 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.
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.
After suffering for five years with visual disturbances, headaches, nausea and exhaustion, teen Stephen and his parents wanted answers about what was causing his condition.