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Neurosurgical ICU

Published On 04/16/2015

Our six-bed Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) is specially designed for the care of children following brain tumor, epilepsy and spine surgeries.

Le Bonheur is one of a few children’s hospitals with a neurosurgical intensive care unit. The Neuroscience Institute performs approximately 750-800 neurosurgeries each year.

The unit is located on the hospital’s Sixth Floor, and three beds are equipped for epilepsy monitoring. The Sixth Floor also houses a portable CT unit.

It is staffed with nurses trained in post-brain surgery recovery. Frederick Boop, MD, co-director of Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute, and Stephanie Storgion, MD, pediatric critical care specialist, serve as the unit's medical directors.