Newborns can have a variety of surgical diseases, and most are developmental abnormalities such as inadequately formed parts of the bowel or urinary tract. Some of these may be detected antenatally, while others may be evident shortly after birth. While the majority require urgent intervention, some will require further evaluation and long term monitoring (e.g. urinary tract abnormalities).
For those conditions suspected on antenatal scanning, Dr Rampersad offers antenatal counselling to explain possible diagnoses, and short and long term management.