Specialized NICU Therapies and Features
Some of the advanced technologies, therapies and services found at Baylor Scott & White NICUs include:
If your baby is deprived of oxygen during birth, a neonatologist may recommend a specialized cooling treatment. Our NICUs in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple are equipped to provide cooling treatments that help protect your baby’s brain health. These facilities serve as major referral centers and transport infants from all over the state within hours of delivery to receive this life-saving therapy.
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center offers life-saving ECMO support to the most critical patients. This heart-lung bypass gives critically ill newborns with heart or lung conditions time to heal.
If your baby has swallowing or feeding challenges, the FEES procedure allows a speech pathologist to use a small scope to view your baby’s swallow function. This helps specialists create a safe feeding plan for your baby. Our NICU in Dallas is one of the few hospitals in the country using this technology in infants.
With advances in neonatal care, some of our NICUs are equipped to care for even the smallest of premature babies. We’re continually investing in technology and research to find ways to better care for our tiniest patients.
Sometimes a baby who needs our care isn’t born at a specialized NICU location. As major referral centers, our NICUs in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple have dedicated transport teams to bring critically ill babies to us. When time is of the essence, our skilled transport team travels with your baby by ambulance or helicopter with the advanced technology needed to continually monitor his or her health.
You want to be by your baby’s side as much as possible. This secure, real-time camera system allows you to see your baby 24/7, even when you can’t be in the NICU. NICVIEW is currently offered in Dallas and College Station, with other locations coming soon.
Some of our NICUs are able to provide blood transfusions for infants with critical jaundice or blood disorders.
If your newborn has a respiratory condition such as high blood pressure in the lungs or respiratory failure, some of our NICUs can provide inhaled nitric oxide therapy.
For newborns requiring the help of a ventilator, some of our NICUs offer high-frequency ventilation, which may help protect lung health.
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center offers several pediatric surgical specialties for infants needing surgery. If a medical issue is detected before birth, pediatric surgeons consult with other specialists to plan corrective surgery when the baby is born.
Pregnancies involving more than one baby often have special care needs. Our NICUs specialize in caring for multiples. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists work together to care for you during pregnancy and for your newborns.