What patients and families need to know
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:
ECMO is a modified form of heart and lung bypass used on a temporary basis, and an alternative to conventional methods of life support.
Whole body hypothermia provides cerebral (brain) protection for newborns affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Children’s National Hospital is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
Our neonatal surgical experts perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery on newborns and infants.
Our fetal medicine team provides expert care for unborn babies diagnosed with a medical condition.
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.
The Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.
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.
Our pediatric surgical experts perform minimally invasive procedures for infants, children, and teenagers.