World-Class Treatments, Delivered with Extraordinary Care

Our physicians, surgeons, specialists and nurses have extensive experience treating conditions such as epilepsy, headaches, concussions, Chiari malformations, craniofacial disorders and neurofibromatosis. 

Families travel from around the world because they know we offer state-of-the-art technology, a Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, advanced imaging technology and world-renowned sleep laboratories, designed especially for our little patients. 

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Our flagship hospital is the heart of a children’s network that includes primary care pediatricians, specialty clinics, emergency departments and Kids Urgent Cares. 

 Across Central Florida, there are more than 300 dedicated pediatric beds, with 200 of them located at the tertiary children’s hospital in Orlando. Four dedicated ambulances and one helicopter provide emergency transfers and are staffed with a highly trained PICU and NICU transport team who supports regional hospitals within an 85-mile radius, including 13 adjacent Florida Hospital campuses. 

 And no matter which one of our facilities you visit, you will receive the same special brand of care. We’re here to heal – mind, body and spirit. 

Our Convenient Network of Care

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At Florida Hospital for Children, young patients with a range of neurological injuries and disorders are cared for by a skilled, multidisciplinary team of medical professionals.

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Conditions and Treatments

At Florida Hospital for Children, our skilled and dedicated medical team successfully treats a wide range of conditions using the most advanced tools and the safest possible therapies. Our neuroscience medical directors are early adopters — and even innovators — of the most advanced treatments available. 

 Florida Hospital for Children is also home to a non-invasive and completely safe brain-mapping procedure called “magnetoencephalography,” which provides the most accurate picture possible of your child’s brain activity. This exciting new technology helps doctors get to the source of what might be causing your child’s condition. 

How Collaboration and Teamwork Result in Better Treatment

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In the neuroscience department at Florida Hospital for Children, doctors and surgeons follow a collaborative approach that involves teamwork across many disciplines. By bringing together neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, social workers and therapists, the team has successfully treated thousands of Central Florida children battling conditions that range from epilepsy and brain tumors to sleep disorders. In this video, our medical directors talk about the team’s commitment to helping kids overcome their challenges and lead normal, healthy lives.

Chiari malformations are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. We partner with the Florida Center for Chiari Care at Neurosurgeons for Kids, one of the only clinics in Florida dedicated to the treatment and management of Chiari and the largest clinic of its kind in the country. We provide highly advanced medical and surgical management options, treating young patients from across the country.

Chiari Malformations

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Where Can I Find a World-Class Neuroscience Program for My Child?

Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a harmless bump on the head and something more serious. Our pediatric concussion experts have the experience, equipment and skill to tell the difference. We take a team approach to assess and treat mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions in children of all ages.

Concussions

Craniofacial anomalies are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones. These disorders are typically present at birth and can range from mild to severe. Florida Hospital for Children has a dedicated neurosurgical suite equipped with highly advanced computer-assisted technologies that help guide our skilled surgeons.

Craniofacial Disorders

Nationally Recognized Expertise

For a second time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Florida Hospital for Children Magnet® recognition, which establishes the hospital as a national leader in nursing and patient care. Only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals have received the recognition. 

Magnet Recognition

At Florida Hospital for Children, we are widely known and have been recognized for our leadership in neurological treatment, research and compassionate care. We’re on a mission to find better ways to treat — and new ways to cure — diseases and defects of the brain, spine and nervous system.

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If your child has symptoms of a neurological condition or has been diagnosed with one, you might feel overwhelmed with questions and concerns. You are not alone. Our team of medical experts has created a guide to help answer some of the questions you may have, such as:

  • What are neurological conditions?
  • What are the latest, most advanced treatments for these conditions?
  • Can my child live a seizure-free life?
  • What treatments are available for my child’s learning disability?
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While the causes of epilepsy can vary, it is generally a result of a disruption of electrical signals in the brain. Our goal is to identify what is causing your child’s seizures and to treat them effectively so your child can live a seizure-free life. We are a destination treatment facility for epilepsy — one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the nation — offering you the most advanced diagnostics, technologies and treatments available.

Epilepsy

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder in which tumors grow on nerve tissues. These tumors may be harmless or may cause serious damage by pressing on nerves and other tissues. Our Neurofibromatosis Clinic is the second largest in the country, seeing more than 400 patients per year. Our physicians are highly skilled at accurately diagnosing this condition and providing treatment for the symptoms that typically occur.

Neurofibromatosis

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The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance has designated Florida Hospital for Children as a Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic. TSC clinics can play an important role in improving the lives of those affected with these non-malignant tumors. There are only 40 of these clinics in the United States.

Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

Level IV Epilepsy Center

Florida Hospital has the only epilepsy center in Central Florida designated Level 4, the highest designation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, for both adult and pediatric epilepsy.

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How Collaboration and Teamwork Result in Better Treatment

Florida Hospital for Children has joined Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program – one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – to help deliver the very best in children’s open heart surgery to Central Florida.

Joining Forces with Johns Hopkins

The Leapfrog Group has recognized Florida Hospital for Children as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. This elite distinction was given for excellence in patient safety, surgical expertise, maternity care and leadership, and rates the quality of our care as the highest in the nation.

Leapfrog Award