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If you have questions about our CDH Center or would like to make an appointment, you can use our online appointment request form or give us a call:
Our team in the CDH Center is ready to discuss your baby's condition and care options.
If you'd like to make an appointment with our CDH team, please fill out the form below. A member of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment.
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Our team is here to answer questions and discuss concerns you have about your baby.
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We treat children from across the country, and the world, in the CDH Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s in St. Petersburg, Florida. We have several resources to assist you and your family as you travel for care, including information about requesting a room at one of several Ronald McDonald Houses on our campus.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare birth defect, occurs in about one in every 3,000 live births. It is even more unusual for a family to have more than one baby with CDH. But parents Ally and Jimmy were comforted by the care of David Kays, M.D., and the Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
When David Kays, M.D., was a child, his mother gave him a book about medicine, helping to set him on the path to becoming a surgeon. Now he is one of the best in the nation at treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and serves as medical director of the hospital’s Center for CDH, the nation’s first inpatient unit solely dedicated to treating CDH. He talks about his journey to medicine, and how he came to specialize in CDH.
Babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are often diagnosed before birth, but for Birdie, the diagnosis didn’t come until shortly after she was born. She and her family were referred to the Center for CDH at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, where babies like Birdie receive the specialized care they need to grow and thrive.
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