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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

The Comprehensive CDH Care Program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is dedicated to caring for patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). CDH is a complex condition that often requires ongoing care throughout a child’s development. Because of this complexity, a team approach with doctors and nurses from multiple specialties is necessary for the best possible success.

From prenatal diagnosis, to neonatal surgical care, through the school-age years, our continual support by the same team of SLUCare Physician Group experts provides children with an optimal level of care that promotes their overall well-being as they grow and develop.

About CDH

CDH is an opening in a baby's diaphragm that causes the organs in the abdomen to develop in the chest cavity.

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Team Approach

Our team of CDH experts provides seamless care from prenatal diagnosis through childhood and beyond.

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Survival & Outcomes

More than 95% of the babies who have CDH repair surgery at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon go home.

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Patient Stories About Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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At the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute, we understand the fear and confusion that come with the diganosis of a prenatal medical condition. We share these patient stories to offer comfort, hope, and inspiration from other parents who have been where you are. Know that you are not alone - our team is here to support you every step of the way.

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