Find out more about some of the treatments we use to take care of many conditions we see in the NICU. 

Some of the treatments we use to provide provide critical care for babies with both congenital (before birth) and acquired (after birth) health conditions include:

Neonatal ECMO

ECMO is a modified form of heart and lung bypass used on a temporary basis, and an alternative to conventional methods of life support. 

Hypothermia Whole Body Cooling

Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.

High Risk Prenatal Care

Our fetal medicine team provides expert care for unborn babies diagnosed with a medical condition.

High Risk Postnatal Care

Our fetal and transitional medicine team provides personalized expert postnatal care for babies born with a medical condition.

Prenatal Support Services

The Center for Prenatal Evaluation and Fetal Heart Program team members have strong ties in the community, allowing good communication among local obstetricians, neonatologists, and pediatricians.

Intestinal Rehabilitation

The multidisciplinary Intestinal Rehabilitation program is one of the few programs in the country for infants, children, and teens with short bowel syndrome and complex gastrointestinal disorders.


Nutrition services within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, focuses on children with special dietary needs. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our pediatric surgical experts perform minimally invasive procedures for infants, children, and teenagers.