Babies that are found to have a congenital anomaly of the brain or spine are sometimes operated upon as soon as they come out of their mother’s womb, or sometimes after being observed and allowed to grow up.
As the surgeon will decide when and what to do, try to find an experienced pediatric neurosurgeon. Moreover, if there is any known possibility of such a baby being born; try to find this specialist even before the birth so that no opportunities are missed.
Ultimately, the experienced pediatric neurosurgeon will weigh the risks against the surgical benefit of early operation of the child; thus the decision to will be much more reliable. It must be remembered that the baby continues to be being protected by the mother’s body only during the first 24 hours after the birth; after that it will take a very long time until the baby becomes as strong again.