Golisano Children’s Hospital has launched a new pediatric neurosurgery program in collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to expand health care services in Southwest Florida. The new program will allow children who have neurological conditions which require surgery to receive care at Golisano Children’s Hospital instead of traveling outside of the area. The affiliation with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital began in 2019 when the two organizations entered into an agreement to expand care for kids across Florida’s west coast. Dr. Theodore Spinks, a pediatric neurosurgeon with more than 15 years of experience, has been chosen to lead the neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Initially, Spinks and the team at Golisano Children’s Hospital will focus on the management and treatment of brain and spine tumors, spina bifida, Chiari malformation, tethered cord, minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, and complex spine surgery. Additional services will be added over time.