At the Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center, we offer infants, children and adolescents advanced treatment for acute and chronic neurological disorders. Our board-certified physicians are at the forefront of pediatric neurology. We are also leaders in caring for children with complex epilepsy syndromes and genetic epilepsies.
Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioner and social worker work together to manage the unique needs of each child and family. We’re always available you and your child. We respond quickly to referring physicians and keep them – and you – up to date on your child’s progress.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons provide advanced care to children with conditions affecting the brain and nervous system including:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Brain malformations and hydrocephalus
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Genetic epilepsies
- Genetic and metabolic disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Learning disabilities
- Metabolic disorders
- Movement disorders
- Myasthenia gravis
- Neonatal neurology
- Neurocutaneous syndromes
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Type 2
- Stroke and perinatal injuries
- Tourette Syndrome
- Tuberous sclerosis
We offer comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and medication management. Advanced therapies and treatments for epilepsy and seizures include:
- Ketogenic diet
- Vagus nerve stimulation
Your child may also be eligible to participate in clinical trials with access to the latest treatments and medications that are not available elsewhere.
Our dedicated pediatric inpatient facility offers around-the-clock care from pediatric intensive-care physicians and hospital-based pediatricians. Additional support services include:
- Child life specialists
- Epilepsy monitoring
- Medical imaging (MRI, CT, PET scan, ultrasound)
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric emergency department
- Pediatric intensive care
- Procedural sedation
At the Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center, we understand how difficult and disheartening it is when your child has a seizure from epilepsy or other disorders. Our experienced pediatric neurologists are here to provide the most advanced comprehensive care possible for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. They specialize in the treatment of difficult-to-control seizures.
We work with your child and family to create an individualized treatment plan to best meet your child’s unique needs. Our goal is to improve seizure control so your child can safely participate in normal daily activities and sports while taking precautions.
A seizure is an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Some seizures can cause unusual movements or convulsions, and others may be marked by changes in attention or behavior. Epilepsy is a diagnosis from recurring seizures.
It is possible to have only one seizure in your lifetime. It may result from, for example, a fever or illness. A single seizure does not mean that your child has epilepsy. There are many different types of seizures, including:
- Partial seizures
- Generalized seizures
- Infantile spasms
- Neonatal seizures
- Febrile seizures