Neurosciences Volumes and Outcomes

We are one of the highest volume pediatric hospitals in the country for brain tumors from birth to age 18.*

What does the data mean?
In 2012, our team had 174 brain tumor discharges. Volumes are how we count a complete visit by a patient—from the time he walks in the door to when he leaves.

Why do volumes matter?
When deciding who should manage your child’s brain tumor treatment, you want a team that has experience in providing leading-edge technologies and treatments. Our team knows how to deal with children and teens with brain tumors from initial diagnosis to neurosurgery, oncology and rehabilitation.

Working closely with Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine, we are conducting research to develop innovative treatment options for children.

How does Children’s help ensure we are providing high-quality care?

  • Children’s employs five pediatric neurosurgeons.  Our neurosurgeons are experienced in brain tumor surgeries.
  • We were one of the first children’s hospitals in the world to offer intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) to help our surgeons remove as much of the brain tumor as possible the first time.
  • Children’s offers advanced neurosurgery, neuro-imaging capabilities and procedures like the iMRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), Gliasite catheter and Gamma knife technology among others.
  • Children’s has one of the leading pediatric cancer centers in the country (U.S.News & World Report).
  • We offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating brain tumors so that our patients get treatments specific to their needs. The team fosters collaboration and allows cases to be discussed among different experts. Pediatric specialists from all areas of neurosurgery, pathology, oncology and radiology meet to discuss the each patient’s care.
  • We collaborate on research with other institutions like the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University School of Medicine and the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders to find cures for brain tumors.
  • We focus on the whole family and offer support through transitional housing, camps, support groups, schooling and psychological support.

*PHIS 2012 (a national database of 43 major children’s hospitals)

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not hospital employees.