Expert care, unique to your baby's needs

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 gastroschisis and other abnormalities.

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Pediatric surgeons, Dr. Robert P. Foglia, and Dr. Robert Minkes, are foremost leaders in the pediatric surgical repair of gastroschisis and omphalocele. The expert team has made numerous contributions to leading surgical textbooks regarding the subject matter, with more than 30 years of combined experience in pediatric surgery.

Parents who receive a fetal diagnosis of gastroschisis will meet with a team of specialists to develop the best plan for their baby's care. Because infants with gastroschisis 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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