Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Expertise Treating a Serious Birth Defect

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital provides comprehensive care to families affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a birth defect in which a hole in the diaphragm allows the abdominal organs to move into the chest, interfering with lung development.

  • Prenatal Care: If your fetus is found to have CDH, we'll begin planning his or her care before birth through our Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics. Our interdisciplinary team of experts cares for both you and your baby and provides you with the information you need to make informed decisions.
  • Newborn Care: If you have a child born with CDH, we can coordinate all of the facets of his or her care. Our hospital is an internationally renowned center for the care of the most complex medical problems in the youngest children. Our CDH Program brings together a team of pediatric specialists, including a pediatric surgeon, neonatologist, cardiologist with special expertise in pulmonary hypertension, pulmonologist, gastroenterologist, orthopedist, developmental pediatrician, and psychologist to follow and manage your child's care throughout infancy and childhood.

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