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Neonatology

Our Division of Neonatology provides care for critically ill newborns at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB), the Regional Perinatal Center for Western New York, serving the eight counties and beyond. Our physicians in this division also care for patients at the new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. We are an academic division with a busy, thriving clinical neonatal intensive care service, active research interests, and a long-standing commitment to fellows and residents.

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatric medicine that pertains to the care of ill or premature newborns requiring special medical care. Newborns that require neonatal care include, but are not limited to, infants born prematurely or born with low birth weight.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

As the Regional Perinatal Center for critically ill newborns, our Neonatal division services the eight counties of Western New York and beyond. Our 64-bed Level III NICU admits over 850 babies each year and has an average daily census of 50.

Approximately one-third admissions are transported from an outlying hospital by the active Neonatal Transport Team, which consists of neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained neonatal respiratory therapists, readily available to provide stabilization and transport to Women & Children’s Hospital for any infant in the region.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

WCHOB offers women the best and safest option for delivering their baby as the only hospital in Western New York with teams of maternal-fetal medicine physicians, pediatric surgeons and a full panel of pediatric medical subspecialists on site, including the region’s largest and most advanced NICU. These services work in collaboration to care for both mom and baby, and are available 24/7 to respond to any urgent medical needs.

These teams of experts are the only in Western New York that offer this multidisciplinary approach to care for high risk pregnancies and babies. Together, they determine the best care plan, and are available to be present at birth to help ensure the baby has the very best outcome possible.

Our advanced state-of-the-art medical therapy for neonatal patients includes:

  • Advanced ENT procedures
  • Bedside surgery
  • Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), nitric oxide inhalation
  • High frequency ventilation
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Surfactant replacement
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Whole body cooling for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

Our UBMD attending neonatologists work closely with other members of the healthcare team at WCHOB including physicians in training, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed respiratory therapists, family service counselors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and clinical pharmacists to provide the best possible care for infants.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

A 10-bed Level II NICU has opened at Millard Fillmore Suburban offering parents and newborns in the northtowns advanced neonatal care close to home. With experienced advanced care practitioners from the Regional Perinatal Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, increased access to pediatric subspecialists, highly experienced registered nurses and a compassionate multidisciplinary care team; newborns can receive critical care and remain in the same facility as their mom.

Contact Us:

Women & Children's Hospital
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222

Office: 716.323.0260
Fax: 716.323.0264

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14221

Office: 716.568.6860
Fax: 716.568.6384