What patients and families need to know
Related Care Services
In order to provide the best care for your child, providers in the Spina Bifida Program closely collaborate with departments and specialties across Children's National.
The Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.
Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.
From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.
Children’s National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.
At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.
On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.
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