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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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The pediatric neurosurgeons at Montana Children's Specialists diagnose and treat conditions of the nervous system, head, spine and brain. Montana Children's Specialists is a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
 
Maura Hamilton, CPNP-PC/AC

Maura Hamilton, CPNP-PC/AC

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Montana Children's Specialists
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Kelly Schmidt, MD, FAANS

Kelly Schmidt, MD, FAANS

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Montana Children's Specialists
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Regional Clinics

For patients in other areas of Montana, we offer regional clinics in Bozeman, Great Falls and Missoula. To learn more or make an appointment, call (844) 215-7969.

Bozeman Clinic
1610 Ellis Street, Suite 1B
Bozeman, MT 59715

Great Falls Clinic
2012 14th Street SW
Great Falls, MT 59404

Missoula Clinic
1821 South Avenue West, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59801

Conditions Treated

  • Achondroplasia / dwarfism
  • Aneurysms
  • Arachnoid or intracranial cysts
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Brain tumors
    • Brainstem glioma
    • Ependymoma
    • Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma
    • Medulloblastoma
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chiari malformation
  • Colloid cyst
  • Concussion
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dandy Walker malformation
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty filum terminale
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infection – brain or spine
  • Macrocephaly
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Skull tumors
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Syringomyelia / syrinx
  • Tethered spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic spine injury
  • Vein of Galen malformations

Services and Procedures

  • Abscess surgery – brain and spine
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Arachnoid cyst fenestration or resection
  • Brain tumor surgery – biopsy or resection
  • Encephalocele repair
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)
  • Chiari decompression
  • Cranial vault remodeling
  • Craniectomy
  • Cranioplasty / bone flap replacement
  • Craniosynostosis repair
  • Craniotomy
  • CSF shunt surgery – placement or revision
    • Ventriculo-peritoneal
    • Ventriculo-atrial
    • Ventriculo-pleural
  • Dermoid cyst resection
  • External ventricular drain (EVD) placement
  • Fatty filum surgery
  • Foramen magnum decompression
  • Hematoma evacuation (brain or spine)
  • ICP monitor placement
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump placement or revision
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump management and refills
  • Laminectomy
  • Prenatal consultations for identified fetal abnormalities
  • Skull tumor surgery – biopsy or resection, with skull repair
  • Spina bifida / myelomeningocele repair
  • Spinal cord tumor surgery – biopsy or resection
  • Syrinx shunt
  • Tethered cord release
    • Dermal sinus tract
    • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) placement or revision
  • Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) management
  • Vascular malformation resection