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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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When your child needs to undergo brain surgery, it’s scary. Knowing they are under the care of compassionate experts helps put your fears at ease. Mercy is proud to have central Iowa’s first fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon, John Gachiani, M.D., treating children of all ages — from infants to teenagers. Our team works closely with your child’s pediatrician and you to ensure they are receiving the very best care.


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What conditions are treated by pediatric neurosurgery?

Patients with the following neurological conditions will undergo a series of consultations with our pediatric neurosurgeon to determine the best source of treatment.

  • Deformities of the head and spine, including craniosynostosis
  • Brain, spine or nerve issues and injuries
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Epilepsy
  • Birth injuries, such as congenital malformations
  • Pediatric head/brain trauma
  • Prenatal and perinatal consultations
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