Spina Bifida (Myelodysplasia) Program
If your child has been diagnosed with spina bifida, your entire family may be feeling confused, afraid, anxious and overwhelmed. Our team of compassionate health professionals is here to help you every step of the way.
Here at Children’s Hospital Boston, you and your child will receive exceptional care from experts in several key disciplines who work together to develop the best possible treatment plan. Our Spina Bifida Program includes some of the world’s most experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscience nurses, orthopedic specialists and surgeons, speech and physical therapists, urologists and other health care professionals. Our strength in all of these related specialties ensures that we are ready to address every aspect of your child’s care, from neurosurgical intervention to orthopedic management to counseling and emotional support.
Our team is specially trained in surgical and medical procedures for children, with an emphasis on using minimally invasive tests and operations whenever possible.
Children’s is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where all of our physicians have faculty appointments. Just as we continue to provide exceptional patient care and medical expertise, our clinicians are also involved in research that moves us closer to a better understanding of—and treatment for—spina bifida.