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Treatments

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.

Prenatal Pediatrics

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

Delivery Planning and Neonatal Care

We work with you and your obstetrician or maternal-fetal medicine specialist to plan a safe delivery. Our meticulous planning and coordination with our top-ranked neonatology program means your baby gets the best available neonatal care as quickly as he or she needs it.

Fetal Medicine Institute

The Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

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.

Snacks, Children's pediatric Food Allergy program diagnoses children with food allergies to peanuts, milk, wheat gluten.

Nutrition

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.