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Fetal Care Center

The Fetal Care Center brings together top experts to create a complete care plan for pregnant women whose obstetrician has detected a problem in their developing baby. With the use of advanced diagnostics testing and treatment options, this unique program has ensured successful births for thousands of babies with special needs.

Fetal Care Center

Through our center, a team of maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, pediatric and surgical specialists work together to offer a variety of services such as genetic counseling, advanced diagnostic imaging, as well as complex pre- and post-natal procedures and surgeries. By coordinating with specialists from multiple clinical areas, you're getting the skills and knowledge of a wide range of specialized physicians in fetal and neonatal care.

Among the conditions we treat are:

  • Airway lesions
  • Bronchopulmonary sequestration
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Clubbed feet
  • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Conjoined Twins
  • Fetal anemias
  • Fetal arrhythmias
  • Fetal obstructive uropathy (posterior urethral valve)
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intra-abdominal masses
  • Intracranial abnormalities
  • Omphalocele
  • Renal Conditions
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Selective fetal growth restriction
  • Spina bifida
  • Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence (TRAP)
  • Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS)

Prenatal diagnostic testing, imaging and treatment options:

  • First trimester screening
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)
  • Fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH)
  • Karyotype analysis (chromosomal analysis)
  • Maternal plasma cell-free fetal DNA testing
  • Ultrasound

    • Level II Scans
    • Fetal Echocardiography
    • 3D & 4D imaging
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Fetal shunt placement
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS) and in-utero fetal blood transfusion
  • In-utero partial exchange transfusion for Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS)
  • Selective fetal reduction
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Abdominal cerclage

A coordinator to help you navigate

Going to appointments and sometimes hearing complicated clinical information, and figuring out what to do next can be very confusing. That’s why we have a Fetal Care Coordinator to help you through the process. The coordinator will be there for you from the time your physician refers you to us through testing, speaking with specialists, scheduling appointments, and creating a care plan that works best for you and your family.

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