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Spina Bifida and Related Disorders Program

The Spina Bifida and Related Disorders Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) provides comprehensive care for children and young adults with neural tube defects and spinal cord disorders.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-0270

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Internationally Recognized Expertise

A multidisciplinary group of specialists works together to assess each child’s unique medical and surgical needs and to provide expert care in order to optimize your child’s functional capacity and their overall well-being.

The Spina Bifida care team includes members from the following services:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nursing
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social services
  • Urology
  • Wheelchair/equipment specialists

Conditions We Treat

  • Spina Bifida
  • Tethered cord
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Other congenital or acquired abnormalities

Partnering to Provide Optimal Surgical Care

With state-of-the-art imaging capabilities and a team of dedicated providers, the Spina Bifida and Related Disorders Program at MGHfC provides early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment across all ages in order to ensure the best possible outcomes. Once your child reaches adulthood, the pediatric and adult specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital work collaboratively to allow a seamless transition of care.


  • Goldstein, Allan Moises, MD


    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • Intestinal motility
    • Laparoscopic surgery in children
    • Newborn surgery
    • Children and adolescents
    • Gastrointestinal disease
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
    • Adolescent gynecology
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Grottkau, Brian Edward, MD


    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric orthopaedics
    • Pediatric sport injuries
    • Pediatric fractures
    • Pediatric spine surgery
    • Adult spine surgery
    • Scoliosis
    • Clubfoot
    • Hip and leg abnormalities
    • Alignment disorders
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Hip dysplasia
    • Hip morphology and function
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Pediatric and adolescent hip disease
    • Pediatric trauma
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Boston: Orthopaedic Spine Center
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Krishnamoorthy, Kalpathy S., MD


    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Follow up of neonatal ICU graduates
    • Developmental disorders of infants
    • Neuromuscular problems of infants and children
    • Pediatric and Newborn Neurological problems
    • Seizure disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Neurology
    • Pediatric Neurology
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Boston: Pediatric Neurology
    • Chelsea: Chelsea HealthCare Center


Contact Us

Pediatric Surgery

Warren Building

11th Floor55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-0270

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access and New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-0270

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