Cancer and Blood Disorders

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The Waters Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders is our region's only provider of care to children affected by malignancy and disorders of the blood.

Water's Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Water's Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders is the sole provider of care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults affected by cancer and blood disorders in Central New York. We provide state-of-the-art care based upon protocols developed nationally and internationally. Our goal is to provide not only the best medical care possible to our families, but to help support them through all the challenges that can arise from having a child who becomes seriously ill.

Contact Information

Upstate Cancer Center Maps and Directions
Address: 3rd Floor, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-5294
Fax: 315 464-7238
Website: Water's Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders
Insurance Info: Pediatric Service Group, LLP

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia [thalassemia, spherocytosis, sickle trait]
  • Bleeding disorders [hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease]
  • Brain and Spine tumors
  • Childhood cancers [leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumor]
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Ewing tumor [bone]
  • Histiocytosis
  • Osteosarcoma [malignant bone cancer]
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma [cancer of connective tissues]
  • Sickle cell disease

Healthcare Providers


Neurosurgical Associates of Central New York

The Pediatric Neurosurgery division provides care on a local, national and international basis for children with structural disorders of the brain and spinal cord. The unit enjoys collaboration with expert pediatric neurologists, neuroradiologists, neonatologists and intensivists. There is also close participation with the Epilepsy Center, Spina Bifida Program , the Center for Development, Behavior and Genetics and the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Programs.

Contact Information

Physicians' Office Building Maps and Directions
Address: Suite 503, 725 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4470
Fax: 315 464-5520
New Patient Phone: 315 464-4470
Insurance Info: Insurance & Billing

Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Spine tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Congenital and developmental malformations of the nervous system
  • Epilepsy, severe [intractable epilepsy, severe seizure]
  • Hydrocephalus [Water on the brain]
  • Nervous system vascular lesions
  • Pediatric brain trauma
  • Spasticity [tight muscles, spasms]

Clinical Services Provided

  • Surgical repair of congenital and developmental lesions of the nervous system [Spina bifida, Chiari Malformation, Cranio cervical spine abnormalities]
  • Surgical treatment of brain and spine tumors [Open surgery and endoscopic]
  • Surgical treatment of craniosynostosis [skull reconstructive surgery]
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy [invasive monitoring and resection of the brain area producing epilepsy]
  • Surgical treatment of hydrocephalus [shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomies -without shunt]
  • Surgical treatment of spasticity [Baclofen Pumps, Dorsal Rhizotomies]
  • Surgical treatment of vascular lesions of the nervous system [aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, Moyamoya disease]

Healthcare Providers


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