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:

  • Head structure defects  and brain malformations: microcephaly, macrocephaly, and  hydrocephalus 
  • Epilepsy (seizures), febrile convulsions, and genetic epilepsies 
  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Neonatal neurology and birth complications: prematurity, periventricular leukomalacia, intraventricular hemorrhages, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Head injuries and cerebral hemorrhages 
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord 
  • Cerebral palsy (CP) and spasticity management: treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox), intrathecal baclofen (ITB)
  • Movement disorders: tics and Tourette syndrome, dystonia, and tremors
  • Neuromuscular disturbances: neuropathies, myopathies, muscular dystrophy, and myasthenia
  • Neuro-inflammatory diseases: meningitis and encephalitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Guillain-Barré syndrome, and multiple sclerosis 
  • Vascular disorders: vascular malformations, stroke, thromboses, and hemorrhages 
  • Neuro-metabolic disorders 
  • Neurogenetic syndromes: fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Down syndrome 
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes: neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis
  • Developmental disorders: intellectual disability, language impairment, motor delay, and developmental coordination disorder 
  • Sensory neural hearing and visual impairment
  • Behavioral disorders: emotional disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder  

Cross-specialty care

Our patients have the benefit of multidisciplinary team care , comprising physicians with expertise in pediatric neurology subspecialties (such as epilepsy, neonatal neurology, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular and movement disorders), a specialty nurse, developmental physiotherapist, occupational and speech therapist, and social worker. The team works in close cooperation with other hospital units, such as Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, and the Child Development Center to provide the best treatment approach for complex conditions that span multiple medical disciplines.
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Research and education

The Pediatric Neurology Unit is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, providing academic and specialty education to medical trainees. Several clinical trials are investigating new treatments and diagnostic tools for disabling neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP), epilepsy, Pompe disease, tuberous sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Any patient or family interested in available research participation opportunities may contact the secretariat at telephone +972-3-697-4115 .

Community integration

The Pediatric Neurology Unit sees as part of its mission to integrate medical services with community health care and child education providers for the benefit of its patients. In caring for children and adolescents, cooperation between the unit’s pediatric neurologists and physicians in community facilities, along with special education system professionals is essential to ensure timely diagnosis and continuity of treatment.

Associated medical units

Department details

+972-3-697-4000 - Appointments
Fax: +972-3-6973740 - Appointments
Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital Clinics
Floor 1
Visiting hours: General visitation: Sunday and Wednesday 09:00 – 14:00l; Specialty clinics: Monday 09:00-15:00

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