Pediatric Neurosurgery

Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Program is one of the most extensive programs of its kind in western North Carolina. Our team of world-class neurosurgeons and health care professionals treats children of all ages for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system using the latest in technology and clinical practices.

Brenner’s pediatric neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art surgical procedures to help pediatric patients with all types of neurological conditions, including arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, dystonia, epilepsy and stroke. We also offer surgical treatments for spasticity and spinal deformities such as spina bifida and scoliosis.

Our group provides individualized care for each child we treat. We offer a wide range of care and services, customized to each patient’s specific health care needs. We also work closely with Brenner doctors in other specialties and our patients’ primary pediatricians to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and care.

Alexander Powers, MD     Daniel E. Couture, MD
Our program is led by neurosurgeons Alexander Powers, MD, and Daniel E. Couture, MD, board-certified specialists with training in both pediatrics and neurosurgery.

Learn more about the neurological services we provide to our pediatric patients and meet our team of highly skilled pediatric neurosurgeons.

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


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