Washington University neurologists and neurosurgeons treat children with cerebral palsy via medical/physical management and surgery for spasticity.
To schedule an appointment, call (314) 454-KIDS (454-5437) or toll-free 1 (800) 678-5437.
Two innovative service units are located at St. Louis Children’s Hospital:
The Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center diagnosis and treats children of all ages with cerebral palsy.
A multidisciplinary team lead by Janice Brunstrom, MD, includes pediatric neurologists with special expertise in neurodevelopment, rehabilitation, epilepsy and cognitive development; a pediatric orthopedic surgeon; adaptive equipment technicians; pediatric physical therapists; and pediatric nurses.
Children with cerebral palsy have access to the speech specialists at St Louis Children’s hospital, who are adept at alternative communication devices and to a host of other individually tailored services designed to help children with cerebral palsy reach the maximal independence levels.
Since its establishment in June of 1998, the center has evaluated and treated more than 500 children. Click on Cerebral Palsy for more information on this neurology center.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Center for Cerebral Palsy Spasticity
|Dr Park with a child successfully treated with Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy|
Also located at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, this medical service provides selective dorsal rhizotomy, a neurosurgical approach to correcting spasticity occurring in the muscles of the legs, arms and trunk of children with cerebral palsy.
Headed up by Washington University neurosurgeons, Dr. Park (neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital) and Shi H. Huang (professor of neurosurgery) this practice has successful treated over 1000 children and is the most active pediatric SDR program in the world.
They have performed SDR on patients as far away as Russia, Malaysia, Slovakia, Korea, the Bahamas, and over 40 states in the U.S.
Click here to learn more about Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy .
We treat many patients from outside the region and outside United States. For North American referrals, physicians may call the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Doctors Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627).
Patients in the continental United States may refer to Family and Guest Services for assistance with lodging.
Physicians and patients from countries outside of the United States may view a complete list of our Centers of Excellence available for International Healthcare Referrals or physicians may contact us by email, with a short summary of the patient's diagnosis and your initial treatment plan. We will forward this summary to the right department for review and follow-up. Although English is preferred, you may email in your own language.