Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Relatively small populations of children are born each year with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias (CDH). At Children’s Hospital of Illinois, we have specially trained physicians and nurses who provide excellent care for these children. Through use of evidence based practices, our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides continuity of care throughout pregnancy and childhood. Current technology allows for the diagnosis of this condition, in many cases, before the baby is born. Comprehensive care is provided by specialties such as maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, pediatric surgery, and pediatric pulmonology. All work together to help these children survive the neonatal period and thrive into childhood.
In the CDH Clinic our team uses a family centered care approach helping the family understand their child’s condition, and set goals and expectations for each milestone ahead. Additional specialists on our team include: physical therapists, speech therapists, audiologists, dieticians and a pediatric neurodevelopmental psychologist.