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Treatments for Spina Bifida in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

If your baby is diagnosed with spina bifida and it creates a protrusion out of the back, it will need to be treated quickly and expertly. Our talented pediatric neurosurgeons and other pediatric specialists are prepared to treat your child's spina bifida with greater success.

Treatments We Provide

  • Surgery for Myelomeningocele

    Babies with myelomeningocele need surgery in the first day or two after birth to protect the exposed area and central nervous system.

  • Shunt

    One treatment for hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid around the brain, is through a surgery to place a thin tube within the brain. This tube drains extra fluid down to the belly where the fluid can be absorbed.

  • Bladder and Bowel Care

    Our pediatric urology and nephrology teams provide specialized care for your child’s bladder and bowel needs.