Pediatric Neurology : About

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Ochsner Medical Center for Children is dedicated to providing outstanding, personalized care for infants, children and adolescents. Recognizing that pediatric care is the beginning of the health care journey, Ochsner Medical Center for Children offers an interdisciplinary approach that honors diversity, encourages open discussion and respects the parents’ and child’s rights to participate in the planning of care. Sound medical research and education, empowered by skill and technology, bolster Ochsner Medical Center for Children’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care.

Facts

The Pediatric Neurology Section evaluates and treats children and young adults with the full range of neurological disorders including:

  • Childhood seizure disorders
  • Childhood headaches and migraines
  • Hypotonia and muscle disorders
  • Movement disorders, tics and Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Psychomotor retardation and regression, as well as mental retardation, cerebral palsy and neurometabolic disorders
  • Learning and attention disorders
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Brain Tumors
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis

The Pediatric Neurology Section is also able to provide the following services:

  • EEG
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

Neurologists may serve as consultants to other physicians on these services and may also provide long-term care to patients with chronic neurological disorders.