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St. Luke's Children's Neurosurgery

Please note:
Our office has moved to the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at 305 E. Jefferson Street in Boise.

Our team provides comprehensive neurosurgical care for premature, infant, pediatric, and adolescent patients. We offer consultation, surgical management, and education for:

  • Tumors of the skull, brain, and spinal cord, using image-guided, frameless stereotaxy
  • Spinal trauma and acute traumatic brain injury
  • Craniosynostosis, including minimally invasive techniques
  • Congenital malformations of the skull, brain, and spinal cord
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida and tethered spinal cords
  • Minimally invasive and advanced, complex endoscopic procedures
  • Chiari malformations
  • Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain, spine, and spinal cord injuries
  • Vagal nerve stimulator for refractory epilepsy
  • Baclofen pump implants and dorsal rhizotomy surgery

Providers

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Bruce Cherny, MD began his practice as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He spent eight years in academic neurosurgery, both in Arkansas and at the Barrow Institute in Phoenix, before coming to Boise to develop the pediatric neurosurgical program for Idaho. Dr. Cherny also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. 

    Dr. Cherny is one of 570 top neurosurgeons on the list of U.S. News & World Report's Top Doctors. These physicians were selected based on a peer nomination process. Within this list of the best neurosurgeons, 217 have been named to a highly selective list of America's Top Doctors (ATD) by achieving national recognition for outstanding work.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Mitzi Cieslak, NP-C is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has special interest in all aspects of pediatric care. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Seattle University and her master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Gonzaga University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Alexander Zouros, MD is board certified in pediatric and adult neurosurgery (ABPNS and ABNS) and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He developed an interest in childhood brain and spine surgery in medical school, and has extensive research experience in pediatric spine trauma and instrumentation and has taught courses in complex brain endoscopy. He completed a fellowship at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas and has served as an associate professor at Loma Linda University. Dr. Zouros was also the residency program director at Loma Linda, training residents and medical students in neurological surgery and his pediatric subspecialty.

    Dr. Zouros has volunteered on medical missions to the Middle East, bringing specialized pediatric neurosurgical services and cranio-facial reconstructive surgeries to underprivileged children.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

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With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


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Building on Our Promise to Children

Children's Pavilion - Now Open!

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus more than doubles our clinical space and improves vital services that keep care close to home. It brings most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who can now see several providers in one location in one day.