spina bifida

Family finds comfort in Spina Bifida Clinic’s compassionate, comprehensive care

Katie and William Vincent knew they wanted to continue their daughter’s spina bifida care where it began as an infant — at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

A child’s beloved stuffed toy was missing. Two Children’s Hospital nurses mounted a midnight expedition to the basement to find Stuart the pink tiger.

Searching dozens of laundry bags in quest of a patient’s pink-and-white companion

Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

Children’s Hospital patient and his grandmother write a book with a message: “I am just like you, but different”

Ryan told his grandmother about the way other people looked at him. She didn’t want him to experience that anymore.

VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.

VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Neurosurgery pioneer Tulipan

Noel Tulipan, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and trailblazer in fetal surgery repair for spina bifida, died Monday after a long illness. He was 64.