Stony Brook's Pediatric Neurosurgery team diagnoses and treats a broad range of brain and spine problems. The conditions most often referred to us are hydrocephalus (commonly referred to as water on the brain) and all types of brain and spinal cord tumors.

As part of Suffolk County’s only academic medical center, we have access to the most advanced technology and treatments available. One type of treatment that we frequently use is neuroendoscopy, which allows us to go into the ventricles (interconnected, fluid-filled spaces) of the brain and place catheters (thin tubes), to open cysts using a minimally invasive approach. We also treat craniosynotosis (a birth defect caused when the joints between the bones of a baby’s skull close prematurely), using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. For treatment of tumors, we use a sophisticated three-dimensional, computer-generated stereotaxic technique that enables us to locate and treat hard to reach tumors that would otherwise be untreatable. 

In addition, we serve as one of the area's major pediatric neurosurgical centers for trauma.

The scope of diagnoses that we treat includes:

Arnold Chiari Deformity
Arteriovenous Malformation
Brain Aneurysm
Craniosynostosis - Learn about the Howard triplets born with craniosynostosis


ediatric Brain Tumors

ediatric Spine Surgery

kull Base Tumors
Spinal Tumors 

Tethered Spinal Cord

To learn more click here, then click on Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery. 


Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams