EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — South Texas Health System Children’s has officially expanded its services to offer dedicated pediatric neurosurgical care for the first time in the Rio Grande Valley.
The children's health system has partnered with Dr. Mark Lee, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon to provide local support for children living with neurological disorders, as well as those with brain and spinal tumors.
Dr. Lee has over 35 years of experience and serves as the chief of neurosurgery at CHRISTUS Children's Hospital, and is set to launch pediatric neurosurgical services in Edinburg, according to the release.
"My philosophy is — if we can take care of the kids where their families live, that's the right thing to do and so the first step is to establish a clinic,” Lee said. "We're going to focus on the community and doing the best that we can to help the families locally.”
"Families won’t have to travel several hours for a clinic visit,” Lee added. “They can travel just five or ten minutes and see me here. It's all about trying to take care of kids where they live.”
If your child requires a pediatric neurosurgery consultation, please speak with your child's doctor about a referral to visit Dr. Mark Lee. Local pediatric providers may email the clinic at EdinburgPediatricNeurosurgery@uhsrgv.com.