• treatment of head, spine, and peripheral nerve trauma
• congenital malformation
• brain and spinal tumors
• hydrocephalus, commonly known as water on the brain
• craniosynostosis, growth plates of the skull fuse before birth, which can cause deformity and brain damage
A Team Approach in a Comforting, Supportive Environment
Children with complicated conditions often have many different needs involving a variety of medical specialties. Therefore, pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons regularly team with a variety of therapists including play, physical, occupational and speech; other experts such as orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine specialists; and the children’s primary care physicians to coordinate treatment plans.
These children and their families may have other needs as well. For example, children with seizure disorders and learning disorders may have a large team “going to bat” for them: the neurologist or neurosurgeon who treats the condition with medication or surgery; the school’s teacher, principal, nurse and counselor; and family members. In this example, parents would receive education about seizures and perhaps receive counseling with a social worker to help them cope with the lack of control they may feel when their child has a seizure.
Children's Offers the Only Pediatric Neurosurgical Service in Southern Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado at Memorial Hospital’s pediatric neurosurgery team features:
dedicated operating room staff including pediatric anesthesiologists and nurses
fully staffed pediatric intensive care unit
fully staffed Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit (this is the highest level of care available in southern Colorado)
full-time pediatric neurosurgeon
Paul Grabb, MD is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Colorado at Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School, completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
He is board-certified in neurological surgery and pediatric neurological surgery, and is the only pediatric neurosurgeon in southern Colorado.
For more information about Children's pediatric neurosurgical capabilities or to schedule Dr. Grabb to provide an educational presentation to your team or practice, please call 719-365-8300.
How to Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Paul Grabb, Pediatric Neurosurgeon
To schedule an appointment, please call 719-365-5888.
Please note, a consultation may require a physician's referral. Contact your doctor for more information about the diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition.