Family K. – Switzerland

  • 02.11.2014

After our daughter was diagnosed with spina bifida, we were informed about the possibility of open foetal surgery. After short preliminary examinations at the Kinderspital Zurich, Dr Möhrlen gave us extensive information about the prospects and risks of such an operation.

For us there was really no choice but to give our child the best possible chance, so we decided to go ahead with the surgery. Professor Meuli and the interdisciplinary team who carried out the operation on our unborn baby filled us with hope and confidence that everything would turn out well in the end. During our stay in the maternity ward at the University Hospital of Zurich we received valuable advice and were very well looked after by Professor Zimmermann, Professor Ochsenbein, Dr Krähenmann and the nursing team. Our baby was born at 36.4 weeks by caesarean section with absolutely no complications. Today our daughter is five months old. When we see a smile on her beaming face, we forget about all the worries and difficulties we experienced during that time and are very proud to have chosen this procedure. We’re very confident about the ongoing assistance provided by the highly skilled medical staff at the Kindesspital Zurich and would like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been involved in our daughter’s treatment so far.