Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Neurosurgery
Jessica is a nurse practitioner with the neurosurgery department at Children's National.
On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.
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The Craniofacial Program at Children’s National brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.
Children’s National Health System is one of 47 sites in the United States with a clinic devoted to the treatment of tuberous sclerosis (TSC). We treat our children who are diagnosed with TSC, and continue to provide consultation with primary care physicians and some outpatient services for our patients into adulthood.
The Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s National Health System has been named a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.