Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital
The Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital Neurology Unit treats a wide array of neurological conditions in babies, children, and adolescents.
- Movement disorders – such as delayed walking, hypotonus or hypertonus, spasticity, neuromuscular disturbances, trembling, dystonia, ticks, Tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy
- Language disturbances – Delayed language development, speech difficulties, and neurological hearing disorders
- Neonatal Neurology – Premature baby development, babies requiring intensive care monitoring, newborns who suffered complications or distress during delivery
- Headaches and migraines
- Head injuries and cerebral hemorrhages
- Head structure and brain malformations – microcephaly/macrocephaly, brain and central nervous system defects
- Epilepsy, spasms and convulsions resulting from fever
- Benign and cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord
- Blood vessel disorders – such as brain blood vessel birth defects, thromboses, and hemorrhages
- Neurological manifestations following inflammatory diseases – such as meningitis and encephalitis, and inflammatory diseases such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and multiple sclerosis
- Metabolic conditions – Disorders that impact the nervous system and child development
- Neurogenetic syndromes – genetic syndromes that involve the central nervous system, such a fragile x syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, and Down syndrome
- Neurocutaneous syndromes – Syndromes involving the skin and central nervous system, such as neurofibromatosis
- Behavioral disorders – Emotional disorders, attention deficit disorders, and autism spectrum disorders
The unit has an expert multidisciplinary team, including physicians specializing in pediatric neurology disciplines (such as epilepsy, neonatal neurology, cerebral palsy), specialty nurses, physiotherapists, and social workers. The unit team works in partnership with other units for cross-specialty diagnoses and to provide the best treatment approach for complex conditions that span multiple medical disciplines.
Research and education
The Unit is affiliated with the renowned pediatric faculty at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University and provides instruction to medical students and residents.
The Pediatric Neurology Unit sees as part of its mission to integrate with community care and child education providers for the benefit of its patients. The neurology team maintains close working relationships with community physicians and the special education system to provide professional diagnoses and ensure treatment continuity for children in their care.
Dana-Dwek Children’s Clinic Building, Floor 1
General visitation: Sunday and Wednesday 09:00 – 14:00l; Specialty clinics: Monday 09:00-15:00