Baby Flourishes after Receiving Lifesaving Brain Surgery While in the Womb
May 5, 2023 | Louisiana, Massachusetts
Doctors celebrated the success of a pioneer surgery this week that saved an unborn baby girl’s life – and potentially could save thousands more.
Yahoo News reports baby Denver underwent the first successful fetal brain surgery in March at Boston Children’s Hospital, and now is thriving at home with her Louisiana family.
Dr. Darren B. Orbach, who oversaw the surgery, said they have been thrilled by Denver’s progress thus far.
“We are pleased to report that at six weeks, the infant is progressing remarkably well, on no medications, eating normally, gaining weight and is back home. There are no signs of any negative effects on the brain,” Orbach said in a statement. (Excerpt from LifeNews.com.)