Pediatric neurosurgeons at Studer Family Children’s Hospital deliver advanced surgical care for brain, spine and nervous system conditions.

Pediatric patient at Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, before neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery at Studer Family Children’s Hospital

When your child needs neurosurgery, you want the best care. Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart in Northwest Florida is home to the region’s only pediatric neurosurgeon, Gus Perez, MD. Our neurosurgeon and care team have the expertise to provide advanced surgical care for pediatric brain, spine and nervous system conditions.

  • Brain and spinal tumor
  • Congenital anomalies of the brain, skull and spine
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Hydrocephalus (swelling on the brain)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal curve of the spine)
  • Spastic nerve and muscle conditions
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic brain and spine injury

Advanced diagnostics and surgical care

Whether it’s your child’s first appointment or you’re looking for a second opinion, your child’s neurosurgeon starts by listening to understand your child’s symptoms and your concerns. Then, your child’s care team may recommend advanced tests and imaging to help diagnose your child’s condition. We take the time to fully explain your child’s diagnosis. Then, we work with you to create a surgical care plan that’s right for your child.

Whenever possible, our pediatric neurosurgeon uses minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and typically leads to less pain and a shorter recovery.

We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child after surgery. If needed, we connect you with the right specialists in pediatric rehabilitation.

Affiliated with University of Florida Health

Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart and UF Health, home of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, bring together multidisciplinary teams of highly specialized doctors who are at the forefront of the latest research and clinical trials, and diagnostic, surgical and technological developments. This means your child and family are connected to some of the most advanced pediatric specialty care.

Connected to a network of pediatric specialty care

If your child’s condition is related to another health concern, your family is connected to a full range of pediatric specialists and specialty programs at Studer Family Children’s Hospital. Your doctor can connect you with specialists in pediatric neurology, oncology and hematology, craniofacial care, orthopedics, therapy, rehabilitation, child life specialists, imaging, pharmacy, and more. Your child’s specialists work together to deliver the care your child needs. And your care team will stay connected throughout their ongoing care.