Pediatric Neurology

Comprehensive Care to Diagnose and Treat Pediatric Neurological Disorders

Loyola Medicine’s nationally acclaimed pediatric neurology team provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients with neurological disorders. 

Your child’s ability to think, move and communicate all relate to the nervous system. The nervous system—consisting of the brain, spinal cord and nerves—can be affected by many childhood disorders that interfere with your child’s development. 

If your child’s recent symptoms may be related to a neurological condition, you want an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Loyola’s highly experienced team will determine what is causing your child’s symptoms and deliver the highest quality of care. Loyola’s compassionate team will guide you through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Loyola's pediatric neurologists treat the entire spectrum of neurological conditions in infants, children and adolescents, including:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Nervous tics
  • Pediatric hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric spinal cord tumors
  • Seizures, including juvenile myoclonic seizures
  • Skull fractures
  • Sleep disorders
  • Speech and language problems
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke in children or in pregnancy
  • Tremors
  • White matter disorders​

Why Choose Loyola for Pediatric Neurology?

Loyola’s compassionate team understands that pediatric neurological conditions can be life-changing not only for the patient, but also for family members. Loyola takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and includes the entire family in discussions about treatment plans.

Our neurology and neurosurgery services are nationally recognizedAs an academic medical center, Loyola provides compassionate, exceptional care to patients and trains future leaders in neurology and neurosurgery. 

Your child will benefit from the latest diagnostic testing available, including MRI, extremity MRI (arm and leg images), CT scan, EEG/EMG, PET scan, epilepsy monitoring and sleep studies. Loyola’s pediatric neurologists also have access to the latest in research and clinical trials

The Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center is designed to comfort children and promote healing as they receive treatment from our highly experienced pediatric neurology and neurosurgery teams. As part of our mission to provide compassionate care to children and families, we provide numerous support services, including child life, play rooms, chaplain services and rehabilitative services. Parents whose children will be treated at Loyola are invited to stay at the Ronald McDonald® House near Loyola, which is located just outside Loyola’s Maywood campus.  

Highly Specialized Services to Diagnose and Treat Pediatric Neurologic Conditions

Patients of Loyola’s pediatric neurology team can benefit from the following unique services at Loyola:

  • Epilepsy monitoring unit — Loyola’s unit is equipped with continuous EEG and video monitoring and staffed by certified technologists and trained neurology nurses who have earned Magnet status. Loyola’s epileptologists have completed a specialized epilepsy fellowship or are board-certified neurologists with secondary board certification in clinical neurophysiology. Your epilepsy team will design a medical action plan to reduce or eliminate your child’s seizures.
     
  • Pediatric neurosurgery — If surgery is recommended as part of your child’s treatment, Loyola Medicine’s nationally renowned pediatric neurosurgery team offers a complete range of integrated services to treat conditions that require neurosurgery, such as brain disorders and spinal disorders. Our team at the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital has decades of experience helping children and their families feel more comfortable when facing major surgery for brain tumors and a wide spectrum of other conditions.
     
  • Sleep Disorders Center — Loyola’s state-of-the-art sleep study facility provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing pediatric sleep problems, including sleepwalking, bruxism, sleep eating, REM behavior disorder and circadian rhythm disorder