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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Tel Aviv, Israel


Department of Pediatric Neurology


Aviva Fattal-Valvsky

Prof. Dr. med.

Aviva Fattal-Valvsky

Specialized in: pediatric neurology

The Department of Pediatric Neurology of Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center under the direction of Prof. Aviva Fattal-Valvsky deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of diseases of the nervous system in infants, children and adolescents.  The Department is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists. In addition, the Department is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. Consequently, there is also an active research to investigate and develop new treatments and diagnostic tools for neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Pompe disease, tuberous sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy. 

The Department of Pediatric Neurology, headed by Prof. Aviva Fattal-Valvsky, collaborates with other Departments of Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, such as the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and the Child Development Center to provide the best treatment for complex conditions that span multiple medical disciplines.

The Department of Pediatric Neurology under the direction of Prof. Aviva Fattal-Valvsky specializes in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Head and brain malformations (microcephaly, macrocephaly and  hydrocephalus)
  • Epilepsy, febrile convulsions and genetic epilepsies
  • Headaches and migraine 
  • Neonatal neurology and birth complications (prematurity, periventricular leukomalacia, intraventricular hemorrhages and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy)
  • Head injuries and cerebral hemorrhages 
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Cerebral palsy and spasticity (treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox), intrathecal baclofen)
  • Movement disorders (tic and Tourette syndrome, dystonia and tremor)
  • Neuromuscular disorders (neuropathies, myopathies, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia)
  • Neuroinflammatory diseases (meningitis and encephalitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Guillain-Barré syndrome and multiple sclerosis)
  • Vascular disorders (vascular malformations, stroke, thromboses and hemorrhages)
  • Neurometabolic disorders
  • Neurogenetic syndromes (fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome and Down syndrome)
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes (neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis)
  • Developmental disorders (intellectual disability, speech impairment, motor delay and developmental coordination disorder)
  • Sensory neural hearing and visual disorders
  • Behavioral disorders (emotional disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders)



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