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Women’s & Children’s Welcomes Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Women's & Children's Hospital November 06, 2014

Women’s & Children’s Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. Ann Marie Flannery, pediatric neurosurgeon, to the team.

Dr. Flannery’s office is located in the Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., on the Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus. Call (337) 371-3101 today to schedule an appointment.

Ann Marie Flannery M.D. is board certified in pediatric and adult neurosurgery. She specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of children’s surgical and traumatic nervous system conditions like:

  • Traumatic injuries of the brain, spine and nerves
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Craniosynostosis (skull abnormalities)
  • Excess water on the brain (hydrocephalus)
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Other surgically treatable abnormalities of the nervous system (meningomyelocele, Chiari malformation, tethered cord, etc.)

Dr. Flannery earned a degree in biology with distinction from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1975 and later a medical degree in 1979 from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed an internship and a residency in neurological surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago before completing a fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at The Children’s Memorial Hospital, also in Chicago.

Dr. Flannery previously served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and earned an additional certification as an ATLS instructor.

She is also published in numerous topics in the neuro­surgery including craniofacial surgery and brain tumor treatment. In addition, she has been involved in prenatal management of central nervous system disorders of the fetus, including hydrocephalus and neural tube defects.

Dr. Flannery has almost 30 years of experience in the field of neurosurgery specializing in pediatric and general neurosurgery. Most recently she has been leading a group of pediatric neurosurgeons in developing evidence based guidelines for the treatment of common pediatric neurosurgical disorders including hydrocephalus and pla­giocephaly.

Dr. Flannery has been performing intracranial endoscopy cases since 1994 and also has expertise in the application of computer assisted surgical navigation in the treatment of pediatric neurosurgical disorders includ­ing tumors, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts.

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