Pediatric Neurosurgical Disorders

Carilion Clinic offers full-service, high-level integrated coverage of all forms of pediatric neurosurgical conditions. Neurosurgeons Lisa Apfel, M.D. and Gary Simonds, M.D. devote a significant portion of their practices to pediatric patients, supported by the many pediatric specialists at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. The surgeons routinely partner with specialists from otolaryngology, plastic surgery, interventional neuroradiology, neonatal and pediatric critical care, oncology, radiation oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and more to provide truly exceptional care to children with neurosurgical disorders.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care with compassion, dedication, and attention to children and their families. In addition to our expert physicians and state-of-the-art facility, you will find our clinic offers a warm, welcoming staff to help ease the anxieties associated with medical treatment.


All forms of pediatric neurosurgical disorders are treated at Carilion every day.

Conditions treated at Carilion include, but are not limited to:

Appropriate surgeons to treat pediatric neurosurgical disorders.


Dr. Gary Simonds talks about brain tumors in children.

Dr. Lisa Apfel talks about different types of brain tumors and treatment for those tumors.

Dr. Gary Simonds talks about the treatment of Intractable Epilepsy.

Drs. Gary Simonds and Lisa Apfel talk about Spina Bifida and Spinal Dysraphism.