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Spina Bifida Treatment in Pune

Spina bifida is a birth defect that mainly affects the spine. Spina bifida might cause physical disabilities that range from mild to severe.


The severity depends on:

The size and location of the opening in the spine.
Whether part of the spinal cord and nerves are affected.


The three most common types of spina bifida are:

1. Spina Bifida Occulta

Mildest type of spina bifida.
It is sometimes called “hidden” spina bifida.
With it, there is a small gap in the spine, but no opening or sac on the back.

2. Meningocele
Sac of fluid comes out of an opening in the baby’s back, without nerves or spinal cord.
There is usually little or no nerve damage.

3. Myelomeningocele
The most serious type of spina bifida is in which nerves or spinal cord come out of the opening on the back.


Causes and Prevention :

Folic acid deficiency is one of the causes of spina bifida.


If you are pregnant or could get pregnant, use the following tips to help prevent your baby from having spina bifida:

Take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.


Spina Bifida Treatment:

1. Prenatal surgery: In some cases, surgery can be performed on the fetus before birth to repair the spinal defect, which may reduce the severity of symptoms.

2. Postnatal surgery: Shortly after birth, surgery may be needed to close the spinal opening to prevent further nerve damage and infection.

3. Ongoing medical care: Regular follow-up with a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, urologists, and physical therapists is essential to managing symptoms and complications.


Dealing with spina bifida can be challenging, but with the right care, it can be effectively managed. Dr. Ninad Patil offers specialized spina bifida treatment in Pune that combines advanced medical techniques with caring support. With years of experience.


We understand the complexities of spina bifida and are committed to helping patients and their families every step of the way, from diagnosis to recovery.

The Most Important Frequently Asked Questions

How does Spina Bifida impact bladder and bowel function?

Spina Bifida often affects bladder and bowel function, leading to incontinence and other related issues.

Can Spina Bifida lead to other health complications?

Yes, Spina Bifida can lead to various health issues such as hydrocephalus, latex allergies, and orthopedic complications.

Is Spina Bifida preventable?

Spina Bifida is not entirely preventable, but taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can reduce the risk.

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