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As home to Maine’s only Board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon – James T. Wilson, M.D. – The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center offers unparalleled expertise in caring for infants, children and adolescents with diseases or injuries to the brain, spinal cord or nervous system.

Program Highlights

  • The availability of leading-edge diagnostic resources, including outstanding neuroradiology specialists and leading-edge imaging technology
  • A state-of-the-art pediatric ICU that has won national recognition for its family-centered care
  • A coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to care in a collegial environment that includes the referring physician and the family
  • Outstanding support resources for patients and their families, including the services of a specialized Neurosciences Patient and Family Liaison who is available to provide expert, personalized and compassionate support to patients and their families throughout the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings

We provide a complete range of neurosurgical services for children and adolescents affected by injuries, disease and malformations, including:

  • Brain tumors (malignant and benign)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Congenital (present at birth) malformations of the brain and spine
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal tumors
  • Traumatic brain and spinal injuries, including sports-related injuries
  • Vascular abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Vein of Galen malformation (VGM) and Moyamoya disease