Paediatric Neurosurgery

Dr Akinola Oduntan is specially trained and has substantial clinical experience in treating children, providing them with insightful and attentive care. Treating children with brain and spinal issues can be complex. Their bodies are still growing and they cannot always describe what is bothering them, or answer medical questions. Sometimes children are impatient and uncooperative during a medical examination. The doctor knows how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them feel relaxed and cooperative. Pediatric neurosurgical problems can be present for life. Some nervous system problems usually require ongoing follow-ups throughout childhood and adolescence. Dr Oduntan often does research on the latest innovations and techniques aimed at improving outcomes and the experiences of his little patients. This includes robotics/robot-assisted technology, which can improve the quality of procedures that require a high degree of accuracy and safety, and they are minimally invasive.

Dr Oduntan diagnoses treat, and manages children’s nervous system problems, head and spinal deformities, and neurosurgical diseases including the following:

  • Birth injuries - including weakness of arms and legs
  • Congenital malformations or deformities of the brain, head or spine
  • Traumatic injuries of the brain, spine, or nerves
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Brain tumours
  • Spinal cord tumours
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Neural tube disorders, such as spina bifida
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Vascular abnormalities, including blood vessel malformations, and aneurysm
  • Infections of the brain or spine
  • Stroke - Intracerebral haemorrhage/bleeding on the brain
  • Hydrocephalus - fluid build-up on the brain
  • Skull and Spine Fractures
  • Degenerative diseases

If your child has problems involving the head, spine, or nervous system, and non-surgical treatments have failed to deliver the desired results, the condition has become worse, you want a second opinion, or if it’s an emergency, Dr Oduntan has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.