Our specialized support team provides compassionate care for your premature or sick infant.
When your baby is premature or has a medical condition that requires advanced care, we provide the highest level of support in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tisch Hospital. We are recognized as a Level 4 designated Regional Perinatal Center, which means that we meet the highest standards for infant care as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In our NICU, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we have the most advanced technology available. For babies who have trouble breathing on their own, we offer noninvasive therapies as well as maximum ventilation management with high-frequency mechanical ventilation. For infants who have experienced a lack of oxygen to the brain during delivery, we provide whole-body cooling therapy that may prevent brain damage.
If your baby has a condition that requires surgery, we specialize in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, and other types of surgery specifically for infants. Additionally, our experts are skilled in performing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to help circulate blood in infants who have severe heart or lung failure.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, we offer prenatal consultations and advise you on all aspects of neonatal care. Our doctors educate you and your family about preterm birth and other potential outcomes of high-risk pregnancies. We welcome your questions, and encourage you to express your concerns.
Partnering in Your Baby’s Care
You and your family are partners with our team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists, and together we work to meet the needs of your baby during his or her time in the NICU. All members of the medical team meet frequently throughout the day to discuss your baby’s progress and ensure the best management and care. We encourage parents to attend rounds and participate by asking questions and sharing observations about your child.
If you are unable to attend rounds, you can call our staff to receive updates at any time. We respond to the wishes of each family with respect, and share and explain medical information to support your active involvement in your baby’s care.
You may also meet physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech–language pathologists. These specially trained clinicians help with aspects of your child’s development, including feeding and movement.
We encourage and support your active participation in caring for your baby in the NICU, especially through kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact between you and your child. We believe this can result in improved medical outcomes, such as going home sooner, better long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes, and enhanced psychological wellbeing for parents and babies. Parents and staff also use developmental care techniques to soothe and handle babies.
When your baby is discharged, you are welcome to participate in the outpatient Neonatal Comprehensive Care Program, which provides parental education and psychological support for graduates of the NICU to help achieve the best possible outcome.
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU LangoneOur pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.
Neonatal physicians work with neonatal nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, infant development specialists, pediatric psychologists, neonatal physical therapists, and others to provide around-the-clock care for your baby.Meet Our Doctors