The take pride in providing our patients with the best neurological treatment.
Pediatric Neurology is a subspecialty of pediatrics dealing with disorders of the nervous system.
The Division of Pediatric Neurology offers comprehensive neurology services for infants, children, and adolescents. We also take great pride in providing opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows. Faculty members also lead major research efforts to broaden our knowledge of neurological disorders.
To provide excellent care for your child, we use the most advanced diagnostic techniques and latest medical treatments for a wide range of neurological conditions. In some cases, when standard treatments have not worked, we can help your family explore potential experimental therapies.
Our pediatric neurologists work with pediatric specialists in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and psychiatry to provide the best comprehensive care for our patients.
With some of the country’s leading specialists and researchers, our pediatric team is focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to our patients. Families come to UF Health from across Florida and the U.S. for the care we offer. UF Health has one of only a few centers for proton beam radiation in the country, a congenital heart disease center and experts in pediatric surgery and diabetes, to name a few.
UF Health Shands Children's Hospital is located within UF Health Shands Hospital and is the second-largest children's hospital in Florida. It is the only comprehensive pediatric facility in North Central Florida.
We treat children with first-time seizures as well as those with straightforward epilepsy syndromes.
PKT is a dietary therapy to reduce seizures and is frequently used when other therapies for epilepsies have failed.
We are constantly working to expand our services and availability to better serve our patients.
Admissions and what you can expect
The Division of Pediatric Neurology at UF Health is distinguished for treating the largest pediatric population with intractable epilepsy in Florida and in the U.S. The pediatric epilepsy program provides leading-edge, comprehensive therapies for pediatric patients with epilepsy. It also houses one of the largest surgery and ketogenic diet treatment programs for epilepsy in the U.S. In addition, we offer comprehensive diagnosis and care for children with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular problems, learning and language disorders, sleep disorders and developmental delay.
Whether you are coming to us for an outpatient clinic appointment or an inpatient hospital admission, our team will provide your child with the best, most compassionate care.
Child Life Specialists at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital are certified professionals who work in partnership with families and caregivers caregivers to meet the unique emotional and developmental needs of children.
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