Birth Defects

This information is useful for children
Three children who might have birth defects stand outside with their backs turned.

About 3 percent of babies are born with one or more birth defects, also called congenital anomalies. Parents often grapple not only with proper diagnosis but making sure their child receives the best treatment available.

At Yale Medicine, we have highly skilled surgeons who use advanced techniques and technology to repair birth defects and help children live full lives. Plus, our researchers continue to work on advances to help pediatric patients.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.