fetal surgery Archives
Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age
Jan. 24, 2020—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.
VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia
Aug. 25, 2016—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
Nov. 5, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and trailblazer in fetal surgery repair for spina bifida, died Monday after a long illness. He was 64.
Tulipan’s career as ‘humble’ giant of Neurosurgery honored
Jun. 11, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., has left an indelible mark on many facets of life during his pioneering career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — from his impact on the field of neurosurgery and fetal surgery repair; to the children and families he cared for; to the residents he trained; to the operating room team he scrubbed in alongside; to his many friends and colleagues.
Vanderbilt-pioneered fetal surgery procedure yields positive results
Feb. 9, 2011—Results of a landmark, seven-year National Institutes of Health-funded trial, Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), demonstrate clear benefit for babies who undergo fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.