At Children’s National Health System, our expert surgical team has the resources and experience to perform surgery on even the smallest patients. We use laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique, for infants born with a defect or abnormality.
Our fetal medicine team may have diagnosed your baby with an abnormality during the pregnancy. You may be anxious and concerned about what will happen after the birth. We will work with you during your pregnancy to educate you about the next steps. Learn more about our Fetal Medicine Program.
We also may diagnose your child soon after birth. No matter when you come to us, we are ready to begin immediate intervention and treatment.
Features of our neonatal laparoscopic surgery program include:
While every surgery differs, based on your child’s age, condition, and specific procedure, here is a general idea of what you can expect. We will:
There are many advantages to laparoscopic surgery, a type of minimally invasive procedure. Benefits include less pain, shorter recovery, and smaller scar. However, for infants, the benefits go beyond that. Laparoscopic surgery is often better for your baby’s long-term health and development:
We are committed to using the least invasive procedure possible. However, keep in mind that our team always has your child’s health and best outcome in mind. Sometimes, we may decide that a traditional, open approach will lead to a better result. No matter what approach we choose, our surgeons have the skills and experience to provide a safe, effective surgery.
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Children’s National Medical Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.
The National covers The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National in Washington, currently the only hospital in the world to use 3D printing technology for pediatric surgeries.
Children's National is able to offer the most specialized care in pediatric surgery. Discussed by: Faisal Qureshi, MD
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