Leaders in surgical repair of omphalocele

Children’s Medical Center is ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation and is home to one of the most distinguished surgical centers in the nation. Performing more than 20,000 surgeries annually, the surgical team at Children’s has the experience and knowledge necessary for intricate fetal surgical repairs such as omphalocele and other abnormalities.

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Dr. Robert P. Foglia, a recognized expert in the surgical repair of omphalocele and Dr. Robert Minkes, also a surgeon at Children’s, are foremost leaders in the surgical repair of omphalocele, gastroschisis and other fetal defects. Together they have authored and contributed to a number of leading textbooks on pediatric surgical repair, offering more than 30 years of combined experience in teaching others how to be pediatric surgeons.

Parents who receive a fetal diagnosis of omphalocele will meet with a team of specialists to develop the best plan for their baby’s care. Because infants with omphalocele are likely to have additional needs, a neonatal nurse will be designated to coordinate care for these babies and be available as a resource for their families during the surgical process.

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