Better outcomes for moms and babies
Often, conditions identified in the womb can be treated with fetal surgery before birth. In the Fetal Health Center, we help families experiencing a diagnosis like twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, myelomeningocele (spina bifida), and many others to receive treatment in the womb for their baby.
This chart shows the types of fetal interventions we performed last year. While every case is different, it can help you see which conditions may be good candidates for a fetal procedure.
Treatments for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, fetal myelomeningocele repair and amnioinfusion make up more than half the cases we saw last year. In addition to those, there are many less common conditions we were able to treat using needle-guided techniques, including:
- Fetal percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) procedures, with or without transfusion
- Fetal thoracoamniotic shunt placements
- Fetal vesicoamniotic shunt placements
- Fetal paracentesis
- Fetal thoracocentesis
- Fetal cyst aspiration/drainage
- The interventions listed above are all needle-guided