Peter Sun, MD
Division Chief, Neurosurgery
Oakland Magazine Best East Bay Doctors 2007-2010
Medical School: Columbia University, New York
Residency: Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis, CA
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Spine, Surgery, Neurosugery and Orthopedics, New York University
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Board Certification: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Language(s): English, Mandarin
Peter Sun, MD, is a leader in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. He can discuss disorders of the central nervous system and surgical treatment. The most commonly treated conditions include brain tumors, trauma, spinal abnormalities, intra-cranial cysts, cervical instabilities, craniofacial anomaly and hydrocephalus. Dr. Sun uses the most advanced medical technology available to treat his patients including a computer navigational system that inserts a tiny camera through a small incision in the skull. This technology is used to perform endoscopic brain surgeries.
Brain cancer and tumors are among the most common types of childhood cancers. Nearly one fourth of brain tumors in children are primitive neuroectodermal tumors. When these tumors arise in the cerebellum, they are called medulloblastomas. About 15 percent of childhood brain tumors are medulloblastomas, which are fast-growing tumors that spread along the spinal cord and meninges.
An excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain, often causing intracranial pressure inside the skull, progressive enlargement of the head, seizures and mental retardation. Hydrocephalus is most often treated with the surgical placement of a shunt system. This system diverts the flow of CSF from a site within the central nervous system to another area of the body where it can be absorbed as part of the circulatory process.
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