preparing for your visit
comprehensive outpatient care in the pediatric neurosurgery clinic
The neurosurgery clinic is located at the hospital’s main campus and provides pre-surgery consultations and post-operative care. A typical visit to the neurosurgery clinic involves a physical exam, conversation about any test results and medication needs, referrals for additional tests or therapy, and time to answer questions.
Depending on their symptoms and diagnosis, patients may be seen by one of our pediatric neurosurgeons, or by a certified nurse practitioner or physician's assistant who is specially trained to care for patients with common conditions that require neurosurgical care.
for all visits to the neurosurgery clinic please bring:
- Your insurance information and let us know of any changes. This impacts scheduling and completing imaging when prior authorizations are required.
- Any appropriate images (x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans) related to your condition.
- Any paperwork from health care providers who have treated you for this condition.
- Any required forms for school.
what to expect
When your child is referred to the neurosurgery program at Dayton Children’s, our staff collects his or her medical history information, past imaging studies and test results. This helps the pediatric neurosurgeon prepare for your child’s first visit.
Our pediatric neurosurgeons spend time with you to make sure you fully understand your child’s condition, the treatment options and what to expect during and after treatment. If surgery is needed, our staff helps families every step of the way by providing educational materials, answering their questions, obtaining approvals from insurance companies and more. We know that this can be a stressful time, and our goal is to take care of as many details as possible for you, so that you can focus on your child’s needs.
We encourage families to enroll in MyKidsChart, a free, secure online health program that makes it easy to stay in touch with the care team, view their child’s medication information and receive important health reminders.