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Neonatal Surgery

Neonatal Surgery

The Children’s Hospital at Sinai has a multidisciplinary team to care for children born with conditions that require corrective surgery. The Institute for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Level 3B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provide unparalleled care to mothers and their babies at Sinai Hospital. The NICU is in close proximity to labor and delivery and post partum units in the hospital. Neonatologists staff the NICU 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The latest in neonatal diagnostic capabilities include laboratory medicine, radiology (ultrasound, CT and MRI) and echocardiography. Pediatric anesthesia and general surgical services are readily available and some procedures for premature infants such as ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) can even be performed in the NICU.


When pediatric surgery is needed the doctors at the Children's Hospital at Sinai have extensive experience in providing specialized surgical care to neonates. Common problems diagnosed and treated include:


  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Congenital lung malformations - cysts and sequestrations
  • Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Gastroschisis
  • Omphalocele
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Intestinal obstruction or atresia
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Inguinal hernia