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Gastroschisis Repair

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Gastroschisis repair is a surgery performed on an infant to correct a birth defect causing an opening in the skin and muscles in the abdominal wall, due to which abdominal organs bulge outside the belly. Under general anesthesia, the baby’s intestine is examined thoroughly for any damage or defects. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the unhealthy parts and stitches the healthy edges together. Placing the intestine back into the belly, the opening in the abdominal wall is repaired.