Connecticut Children’s Spina Bifida Program provides multidisciplinary and transdivisional care for children with myelomeningocele. Patients are cared for by multiple subspecialists including Urology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology and Nephrology. Children with spina bifida may have problems with way the bladder and bowels work, which can impact the kidneys. Children and adolescents may have testing performed in our sophisticated urodynamic  laboratory, as well as imaging such as ultrasounds to monitor their bladder and kidney function. Our reconstructive team provides medical and surgical treatment to ensure long-term kidney health and optimize continence and quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

  • Spina Bifida, Myelomeningocele
  • Tethered Cord
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Urinary Incontinence

Resources for Patients and Families

Jeffrey Thomson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Anne Dudley, MD

Director, Myelomeningocele Program | Co-Director – Clinic for Variations of Sex Development (GUPPE) | Co-Director, Posterior Urethral Valves Program (PUV)

Courtney Rowe, MD

Director, Reconstructive Urology Program | Co-Director, Connecticut Children’s Continence Program
Headshot of David Hersh, MD, a neurosurgeon at Connecticut Children's

David Hersh, MD

Attending, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Corey Baker, MD

Director, Center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders

Daniel Herz, MD

Division Head, Urology