Norton Children’s Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic

Diaphragmatic hernia is a condition affecting about one in 2,200 babies. It is a defect in the diaphragm that causes the abdominal organs to move into the chest.

The Norton Children’s Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic was established to address the many health needs of children with this complex condition. The clinic provides a team approach to coordinated specialty care with the goal of convenience for families. Multiple specialists work together to develop an individualized treatment plan for each child.

Specialties Available Through the Clinic

  • Cardiology
  • Neonatology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Pulmonology
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery

Access to a Nurse Navigator

A nurse navigator is a medical professional who serves as a single point of contact for families. The nurse navigator uses clinical expertise and training, along with collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, to provide education and guidance for families navigating the health care process. Nurse navigators serve as advocates for patients and families.

Our nurse navigator can help with:

  • Coordinating care
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Providing emotional support
  • Finding resources
  • Understanding treatment plans
  • Following up after doctors’ visits

Norton Children’s Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic

Novak Center for Children’s Health
Fifth floor
411 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, Kentucky
(502) 629-4446

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic – 4446

Norton Children’s Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic

(502) 629-4446

How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

Read Full Story

Childhood cancer patients and Louisville musicians produce remix of My Morning Jacket song

It’s unlikely Jim James was thinking of childhood cancer when he wrote the song “Victory Dance,” for My Morning Jacket’s 2011 record “Circuital.” The song, however, has become a rallying cry for the children and […]

Read Full Story

What to expect in a neurological exam

Your child was referred to a pediatric neurologist for a neurological exam, also called a neuro exam, part of a complete neurological evaluation. You know your pediatrician and generally what to expect during those visits. […]

Read Full Story

What is a growth plate fracture?

Everyone of us, young and old, is at risk for taking a stumble and breaking a bone, an injury also called a fracture. Children, however, are at risk for an additional type of injury: the […]

Read Full Story

How do fad diets affect diabetes?

At the start of the new year, getting healthy and losing weight are on the minds of many. There are a lot of diets out there to choose from –– and while many diets promote […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

Read Full Story

Childhood cancer patients and Louisville musicians produce remix of My Morning Jacket song

It’s unlikely Jim James was thinking of childhood cancer when he wrote the song “Victory Dance,” for My Morning Jacket’s 2011 record “Circuital.” The song, however, has become a rallying cry for the children and […]

Read Full Story

What to expect in a neurological exam

Your child was referred to a pediatric neurologist for a neurological exam, also called a neuro exam, part of a complete neurological evaluation. You know your pediatrician and generally what to expect during those visits. […]

Read Full Story

What is a growth plate fracture?

Everyone of us, young and old, is at risk for taking a stumble and breaking a bone, an injury also called a fracture. Children, however, are at risk for an additional type of injury: the […]

Read Full Story

How do fad diets affect diabetes?

At the start of the new year, getting healthy and losing weight are on the minds of many. There are a lot of diets out there to choose from –– and while many diets promote […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.