Expert Care for Chiari Malformations

When facing the frightening challenge of a neurological disorder, you want the best care for your child and so do we. Cincinnati Children’s neurology and neurosurgery team is ranked #4 in the U.S., with the skill and experience to treat even the most rare and complex neurological disorders.

Why Choose Cincinnati Children’s?

Patients with Chiari malformation travel from all over the country to receive care from our experienced neurosurgery team.

The majority of our patients return to a normal life without restrictions, thanks in large part to our treatment approach, the expertise and experience of our physicians and careful, long-term follow-up care.

Expertise - By the Numbers

Cincinnati Children’s is home to some of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the country.

In the last five years, we have evaluated more than 700 children with a Chiari malformation.

Since 2000, more than 700 children have undergone decompression surgery for Chiari malformation type I at Cincinnati Children’s, with some of the best surgical outcomes in the country.

Personalized Treatment Approach

Cincinnati Children’s works with families to evaluate the severity of a child’s condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.

This involves performing diagnostic tests to determine the severity of the Chiari malformation, addressing health concerns associated with Chiari malformation, and monitoring your child’s symptoms to determine whether they improve or worsen over time.

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Our experienced pediatric neurosurgeons use sophisticated, minimally invasive techniques to reduce the risks of neurological surgery. They are able to treat patients whose conditions previously were considered inoperable.

Comprehensive Care

Collaboration is an important factor to successful treatment. Our specialists include a pediatric neurosurgeon, neurologist, neurophysiologist, neuroradiologist and pain management specialist, among others. They share their insights and expertise, establish a comprehensive diagnosis, create a detailed care plan and monitor each child’s progress closely to ensure that treatment is as effective as possible.