Neonatal ICU: What We Treat

Problems associated with prematurity including:

  • Apnea
  • Chronic Lung Disease (CLD or BPD)
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage and stroke
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Very low birth weight

Congenital (birth) anomalies and disorders including:

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis/oomphalocele
  • Genetic disorders, including metabolic disorders
  • Muscular disorders/hypotonia (poor tone, “floppy” babies)
  • Myelomeningocele (i.e. spina bifida)
  • Skeletal dysplasias/abnormalities

Other problems of the newborn including:

  • Congenital infections (syphilis, rubella, CMV etc.)
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Hydrops
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intestinal disorders, including malrotation, atresias and obstructions
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Prenatal drug exposure
  • Seizures
  • Sepsis (Infections)/meningitis
  • Skin disorders
  • Stridor

Treatments/procedures offered:

  • Double volume exchange transfusions
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedure *
  • Intensive phototherapy
  • Laser surgery for retinopathy of prematurity
  • Mechanical ventilation (including high-frequency oscillator and jet ventilation)
  • Nitric oxide
  • Video EEG monitoring
  • Whole body cooling

* coordinated by our maternal fetal medicine specialists