Pediatric Neurosurgery at RMHC

Dr. Osterdock came to Denver in 2008 to develop the Pediatric Neurosurgery Team at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She left Loma Linda University, a well known academic hospital in Southern California, with an international reputation in craniofacial surgery after the separation of  conjoined twins attached at the skull. She has continued the search for ways to improve outcomes and reduce complications for children with complex disorders. Throughout her career she has been known for developing new and innovative surgical approaches to improve outcomes. All of her patients receive personalized care without the use of residents, students or other non-physician providers. She has worked over the years to develop the team at RMHC to help coordinate and improve care for children with complex neurologic disorders.

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Multi-Specialty Team Centers

These centers have been developed to bring physicians together to streamline the care for children with difficult problems and make it easier for patients to receive the care that they need without multiple doctor visits.  These centers include :

Craniofacial Team Center

This center was developed for evaluation of children with cranial abnormalities including:

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Fibrous dysplasia or other bony tumors
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Other skull abnormalities requiring coordinated care

Spinal Disorders Team Center

Our spinal disorders team includes neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, and rehabilitation medicine physicians trained to evaluate children with:

  • Spina bifida
  • Complex tethered cord syndromes
  • Spinal lipomas
  • VATER/ VACTERL syndromes
  • Caudal regression
  • Other congenital spinal lesions requiring multi specialty care

Spasticity Team Center

The spasticity team includes neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitationn medicine physicians who work together to coordinate care for patients with:

  • Spasticity or tightness in the muscles related to underlying neurologic problems such as cerebral palsy or  congenital brain anomalies
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dystonia or other movement disorders

Chiari Team Center

Patients with Chiari malformations can have complex issues that require multiple physicians to evaluate and treat. Depending on the complexity of the symptoms and problems we will coordinate the appropriate evaluation and work up to streamline the treatment for children with these complex issues. These evaluations will often include consultation with:

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine