Meet Dr. Angela Price
Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Dallas
For parents of children with serious neurological conditions, choosing the surgeon who will operate on their child’s brain is one of the most critical decisions they’ll ever make.
Recognized for her special expertise in the surgical treatment of uncontrolled (intractable) epilepsy, UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Angela Price is the Director of the surgical epilepsy service at Children’s Health – and currently one of only five pediatric neurosurgeons in Dallas.
Dr. Price performs a number of procedures to treat epilepsy, and she is among just a few pediatric neurosurgeons in the country who specialize in functional hemispherotomy, a complex and transformational procedure.
A member of the multidisciplinary Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Dr. Price also is experienced in operating on children with brain tumors, both cancerous and benign. These include ependymomas, medulloblastomas, pilocytic astrocytomas, gangliogliomas, and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs).
Dr. Price is skilled in surgically treating a broad spectrum of other neurological conditions, as well, including brain tumors, tethered spinal cord syndrome, hydrocephalus, spinal bifida, vascular and craniofacial malformations, brain infections and cysts, and head trauma.
A four-time D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist (Neurosurgery), she currently is the only surgeon at Children’s certified in the use of the Visualase laser ablation system, a sophisticated technology used to treat some types of epilepsy and brain tumors.
Dr. Price is grateful for the impact she and her colleagues can have on patients and their families.
“Some of the surgeries we perform literally change these patients’ lives, and I’m very thankful to be able to play that role for families,” she says. “I love my job and consider it a real honor when parents put their trust in me.”
Working with children has its own unique benefits, says Dr. Price, a mother of two.
“I love interacting with the kids – and they tend to be very motivated to get better,” she says. “When children are feeling well, they want to play and keep up with the other kids, and that can be better therapy than most anything we can do for them.”