The Pediatric Neurosurgery program at the University of Manitoba is comprised of three pediatric neurosurgeons: Dr. Colin Kazina (Pediatric Neurosurgery Service Chief), Dr. Patrick McDonald (Section Head, Neurosurgery) and Dr. Demitre Serletis (Director of Epilepsy Surgery). These surgeons practice at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, which services all of Manitoba, but also includes patient referrals from Northern Ontario and Nunavut.
This program offers the full complement of surgical services for the work-up and treatment of neurosurgical disorders in children. Multidisciplinary team members who participate in the care of neurosurgical pediatric patients at our centre include pediatric-trained intensivists, emergency physicians, neurologists, pediatricians, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists and technicians.
Fully-independent programs in pediatric neuro-oncology, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, craniofacial disorders, spina bifida and spasticity offer the entire range of neurosurgical care for children afflicted with such disorders. On average, our team performs approximately 120-150 neurosurgical operations on a yearly basis. In terms of surgical techniques, our neurosurgeons are well-versed in image-guided neurosurgical techniques (including frameless/robotic stereotaxy), neuro-endoscopy and microneurosurgery.