Category Archives: VP Shunt

If you or someone you love have spina bifida we want to meet you!

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Just been for 19 week scan yesterday to be told our baby has Spinal Bifida

Just been for 19 week scan yesterday to be told our baby has Spinal Bifida felt like our hearts had been ripped apart. Me and my partner have been told we have 3 weeks to make a decision obv its not something you expect to have to make. We want the best for  our baby but have been told there

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Texas Children’s Hospital Fetal Center performs first successful fetoscopic repair to treat spina bifida in the United States

Physicians at Texas Children’s Fetal Center and Baylor College of Medicine proudly announce the completion of the first two-port fetoscopic procedure to repair spina bifida in-utero. It is believed that this is the first time this type of fetoscopic procedure has been performed in the United States. The fetoscopic approach was developed by Dr. Michael Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at

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The Gift of Life Without a Shunt

Seattle Children’s is among the first to offer a surgical treatment that gives children with hydrocephalus the hope of a life free from the burden of a shunt. Hydrocephalus is one of the most common congenital conditions in children, affecting 1 in 500 to 1,000 live births. Neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Browd is dedicated to giving children with hydrocephalus a better

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