Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele)
Prenatal repair of myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida, is shown to offer significantly better results than traditional repair after birth. Mothers carrying a baby with myelomeningocele who choose fetal surgery require the most expert and carefully coordinated care from the time of diagnosis through care after your baby is born. Our team has performed more than 240 fetal surgeries on babies with myelomeningocele, maintaining optimal patient safety and following high standards for prenatal myelomeningocele repair to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.
Watch all three episodes of “Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit,” a gripping documentary series that follows four families as they seek treatment at CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.
Learn more about our fetal surgery team's experience performing prenatal repair of myelomeningocele at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and find out what sets us apart from other fetal treatment centers.