Conditions We Treat

The Dell Children’s NICU team are experts in providing cutting-edge care to the smallest and most fragile patients. That’s why we are a major referral center for babies all over central Texas and beyond. Our NICU offers access to on-site consultation and care from every pediatric medical and surgical specialty.

Conditions Treated

Abdominal Masses
Achondroplasia (Dwarfism)
Ambiguous Genitalia
Anencephaly
Anorectal Malformation (Imperforate Anus)
Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)23
Biliary Atresia
Bladder Exstrophy
Bladder Outlet Obstruction
Bowel Atresia
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cloacal Exstrophy
Colon Atresia
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Infections
Congenital Lung Lesions
Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (CPAM)
Congenital Skin Abnormalities
Craniofacial Anomalies
Craniosynostosis
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Down Syndrome
Duodenal Atresia
Encephalocele
Encephalopathy (Encephalitis)
Enteroviruses
Esophageal Atresia
Feeding Disorder
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroschisis
Genetic Disorders
Goldenhar Syndrome (Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Dysplasia (OAV))
Head and Neck Lumps
Hemophilia
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Hirschsprung’s Disease
Hydrocephalus
Hydrops
Hyperbilirubinemia (Jaundice)
Hypoglycemia
Hypotonia
Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) (Intrapartum Asphyxia)
Infections (Bacterial, Viral, Other)
Intestinal Disorders
Intracranial hemorrhage and Stroke
Intraventricular hemorrhage
Jejunal and Ileal Atresia
Laryngomalacia
Low Birth Weight
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
Meconium Aspiration
Mediastinal Masses
Metabolic Disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Myelomeningocele and Meningocele
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
Newborn Tumors
Noonan Syndrome
Omphalocele
Open Neural Tube Defects (ONTDs)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
Pierre Robin Sequence
Pleural Effusions
Pneumonia
Poland Syndrome (Poland Sequence)
Prematurity including Extreme Prematurity
Prenatal Drug Exposure
Pulmonary Sequestration (BPS)
Pyloric Stenosis
Renal Malformation (Cysts, Dysplasias, Agenesis)
Respiratory Distress
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Rubella
Seizures
Sepsis/Meningitis
Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut)
Skeletal Dysplasias and Abnormalities
Spina Bifida
Syphilis
Tay-Sachs
Toxoplasmosis
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
VATER Syndrome (VACTERL Association)

Treatments

Total body cooling (therapeutic hypothermia) for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Respiratory support including high frequency oscillator ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide
Pre- and post- surgical management