Congenital spine disorders are abnormalities of the spine that develop in children before birth. Children with congenital spine disorders need specialized care, like that found at NewYork- Presbyterian.
The NewYork-Presbyterian pediatric neurosurgery program, operating across NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, offers a full range of state-of-the-art therapies for newborns through young adults with congenital spine disorders, as well as advanced perinatal care for women whose babies are at risk for spine problems.
Our patients come to us from across the country and around the world to seek the most advanced, safest, and proven treatments for the most complex congenital spine disorders, and for the revision of previous surgery when prior treatment fails. Our experienced and compassionate pediatric neurosurgery team is dedicated to providing individualized treatment that enables children of all ages to reach their fullest potential and to live their best lives.
NewYork-Presbyterian has the only program in New York City offering fetal intervention to repair myelomeningocele, a form of spina bifida associated with a wide range of complications including early death, paralysis, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Performing this surgery while the baby is still in the womb has been shown to significantly improve results by decreasing the need for cerebrospinal fluid shunting and improving motor function.