Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

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A family from Thibodaux has high hopes for a new baby boy now that he is the first in this region to have surgery before he was born to correct a spina bifida birth defect.

At 23 weeks into the pregnancy, a team of 18 surgeons and nurses performed a surgery on the fetus to close the birth defect his back.

This type of fetal surgery is proven to help babies more than performing the surgery after birth.

Learn more: ochsner.org/fetalsurgery

Video Source: WWLTV.com 

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