New center brings tertiary neurological care to children
November 04, 2010 12:00:00 AM
The Pediatric Epilepsy and Pediatric Neurology services at Swedish Medical Center have combined to create the new Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center. As part of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), comprehensive neurological care for newborns, infants, children and adolescents is now located at the Swedish First Hill campus in Seattle. Marcio Sotero de Menezes, M.D., has been appointed director of the new center.
The center has a high patient volume for the medical and surgical treatment of seizure disorders, including complex epilepsy syndromes and genetic epilepsies. It is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level-4 epilepsy center.
In addition to epilepsy, the center’s specialists treat pediatric patients for a wide range of neurological disorders, including headache and migraine; movement disorders, tics and Tourette’s syndrome; genetic and metabolic disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities; brain malformations; cerebral palsy; stroke; tuberous sclerosis; and neurofibromatosis.
The center’s patients will also benefit from a broad spectrum of pediatric neurology inpatient hospital services, including epilepsy monitoring unit, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, procedural sedation services, pediatric neurosurgery and intraoperative EEG monitoring, imaging services, and neuropsychological testing. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are also available to the center’s patients.
For more information about the Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center, please call 206-215-1440.