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Pediatric Cranial Surgery

Pediatric Cranial Surgery

Our team of surgeons and caregivers provides specialized care and treatment when your child needs cranial surgery. We offer treatment for conditions such as traumatic brain injury, tumors, craniosynostosis, brain malformations, and hydrocephalus.

Providers

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Bruce Cherny, MD specializes in neurosurgical consultation and education for skull, brain, and spinal tumors; craniosynostosis; congenital malformations of the skull, brain, and spinal cord; hydrocephalus; spina bifida and tethered spinal cords; Chiari malformations; vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord; and traumatic brain, spine, and spinal cord injury. He has expertise in image-guided frameless stereotaxy, minimally invasive techniques, and advanced, complex endoscopic procedures.

    Dr. Cherny has held many leadership positions at St. Luke's and currently serves as a member of the St. Luke's Children's Hospital executive team and the pediatric trauma task force. He is also currently surgeon in chief at St. Luke's Children's Hospital and the chair of the St. Luke's Children's surgical committee.

    Dr. Cherny 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. In addition to his medical education, Dr. Cherny holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. 

    Dr. Cherny and his wife are the proud parents of five grown children. In their free time, they enjoy Idaho’s great outdoors as often as they are able – biking, skiing and exploring the Boise Greenbelt with their dogs.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Biography

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Brain surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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