Premiere Center for the Healthy Development of Neonates

a dad looks at his preemie baby in the NICUEvery baby grows and develops at a different speed. The Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas is staffed by a team of experts who focus on nutrition, bone health and specialized testing in children.

Conditions we care for include:

  • Extreme prematurity – babies born before 26 weeks of pregnancy
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal organs formed outside the baby’s belly
  • Osteopenia of prematurity/metabolic bone disease – a condition in which bones have an increased chance of breaking
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta – genetic disorder in which bones break easily
  • Short gut/bowel syndrome – a condition caused by surgical removal of large portion of the intestine
  • Feeding difficulty and poor growth
  • Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (PNALD) – inflammation to the liver due to prolonged IV nutrition
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis – inflammatory/infection of the intestines
  • Duodenal, jejunal or ileal atresia – a portion of the small intestine that has not formed correctly, creating a blockage
  • Intestinal dysmotility – slow digestion
  • Congenital heart defect – a heart condition that may result in low blood oxygen levels requiring surgical correction

What we offer:

  • An individual health plan designed to meet your baby’s specific needs
  • Diagnostic testing, such as body composition, bone mineral density and bone strength
  • Diagnostic studies, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy and biopsy
  • Clinical research trials such as IV fish oil (Omegaven) and exclusive human milk nutrition trials
  • Donor breast milk program

Our team of experts includes neonatologists, dieticians, gastroenterologists, pharmacists, nurses, hospitalists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and psychologists who are all specially trained in the needs of the tiniest babies.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
University Hospital
Horizon Tower, 5th Floor, E Elevators
4502 Medical Drive map/directions
San Antonio, TX