Cleveland Clinic’s Adult Spina Bifida Clinic is part of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, recognized worldwide for excellence in patient care, teaching and research, merges the urology and nephrology programs. The UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic provides coordinated care that often begins by working with pediatric specialists to ensure a smooth transition to adult medicine. And, it's the only program in western Pennsylvania specializing in the unique medical needs of adults with spina bifida.
About half of people living with Spina Bifida in the United States are adults. For many years, the medical community has focused on providing care for children and offers many children’s clinics throughout the country. Unfortunately, there are not enough providers who are trained to provide care for adults living with Spina Bifida. Spina bifida is a complex condition that requires lifelong, coordinated care from multiple medical and surgical specialties. At Duke, we understand that problems and solutions related to spina bifida vary from person to person, so we customize care based on your or your child’s needs and lifestyle.
Adult Spina Bifida Clinic Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Provides medical coordination and access to nursing, psychology, social work and medical subspecialties such as physiatry, urology and respirology to adults with spina bifida. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab offers an Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for adults with spina bifida. The clinic includes specialist physicians in neurosurgery, urology, orthopaedics and physiatry (a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation).Location: North Oak Park Avenue Chicago, IL, United States.
Whether you’re a teen or adult who has a disability or the parent of a teen or adult child, you can trust our expertise in treating the age-related effects of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular conditions and other disorders. We offer adult disability services for you or your family member.