GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A child’s brain is unique from an adult’s brain, and it requires specialized treatment. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neurosurgery program is the largest in West Michigan.
The pediatric neurosurgery team treats many things including brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and congenital conditions, such as spina bifida. The team focuses on minimally invasive procedures because of their great benefit to the patient, including shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, smaller incisions, less trauma and fewer side effects. They also see concussion patients and help educate on safety and when a child may return to playing the sport they love.
Spectrum Health is the only health care system in West Michigan with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) technology. This equipment is especially important when operating on brain tumors, which are the most common solid tumor…
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