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Neurology

Neurology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, brain, and spinal cord. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is one of Northern California's most comprehensive facilities for children with neurological disorders. We're nationally recognized for our epilepsy treatment center, offering the latest technology in developmental and diagnostic screening, and providing your child with access to a complete network of neurological healthcare options. Caring for children with complex neurological conditions requires the skills of specialists in many fields of medicine, and with more than 30 pediatric specialties under one roof, we're able to coordinate optimum care between our specialty departments.

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Why Families Choose Us

Comprehensive Subspecialty Neurological Care

  • Children’s pediatric neurologists are board-certified and experienced in evaluating and caring for babies, children, and teens with many kinds of neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
  • When your child’s condition requires the skill of additional specialties, our neurologists work closely with specialists in neurosurgery, neuro-psychology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and rehabilitation medicine.
  • Specialty clinics located in Brentwood, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek make it convenient to access hospital resources.

Northern California’s Leading Epilepsy Center

  • The comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital Oakland is a nationally-recognized center for the treatment of epilepsy. More than 400 patients seek treatment at our center each year.
  • Pediatric epileptologists with special qualifications evaluating, diagnosing and treating seizures and epilepsy in infants, children, and teens are available to help families manage other conditions that can coexist with epilepsy—such as cerebral palsy and developmental delays.
  • Our physicians with epilepsy expertise not only treat chronic conditions but are deeply involved in researching scientific explanations to understand better and treat childhood epilepsy.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Subspecialties

  • We work closely with the Division of Neurosurgery in evaluating and managing the care of children with brain tumors. Pediatric neurosurgeries are coordinated by Children's' team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, play therapists, and neurosurgeons.
  • Following neurosurgery, our patients receive the finest post-operative care in the largest pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in Northern California.

Educational, Community, and Follow-Up Neurological Resources

  • Follow-up care for developmental delays related to neurological conditions is provided through a range of social work services, developmental and behavioral clinics, and parent groups.
  • Our support staff provides counseling to parents and patients with neurological disorders and helps put families in touch with resources for coping with the long-term effects of continued neurological care.