Neurosurgical ICU

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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.

Doctors performing sugery in the neurosurgical ICU

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. Paul Klimo, MD, MPH, co-director of Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute, and Stephanie Storgion, MD, pediatric critical care specialist, serve as the unit's medical directors.

The doorway leading to the neurosurgical ICU in Lebonheur Children's Hospital