Pediatric Neurology

pediatric neurology

Advanced Neurological Care for Kids

Because the brain is the master controller of the human body, when something goes wrong within its structure, it is often serious and can affect multiple body systems. Disease, mental illness, and head trauma or injury can all affect the functioning of the brain and upset the delicate balance of the body's systems and their activities.

Virtua has a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to provide pediatric neurologists who have a unique expertise in the care of children and adolescents. Through this partnership, Virtua offers a range of services to diagnose and treat an array of neurological disorders.

Neurological disorders in children can include:

  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Mental retardation
  • Autism
  • Concussions
  • Severe headaches
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis

CASTLE Program
Virtua Camden offers the CASTLE (Children Achieving Success through Therapeutic Life Experiences) program that provides intensive outpatient treatment for children with emotional or behavioral issues including those with neurological disorders such as attention hyperactivity disorder.

Virtua Sleep Center in Partnership with CHOP
To treat sleep disorders, Virtua Sleep Centers offer medical evaluation and a full range of diagnostic testing including sleep studies that measure heart rate, brain waves, breathing, eye movement and oxygen levels.

For more information about Virtua's pediatric program, call
1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).

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