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Fetal Surgery

Fetal Surgery is an option for pregnancies in the presence of a surgically treatable fetal abnormality discovered very early in gestation which, if left untreated in-utero, will cause progressive and irreversible fetal damage as pregnancy progresses to term.

The mission of our Fetal Evaluation and Treatment Team is to provide the best care and treatment options to complicated pregnancies through comprehensive evaluation and, when appropriate, in-utero treatment.

Winthrop’s Fetal Surgery Program can include the following: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Primary Obstetrician, Perinatal Sonographer, Neonatology, Genetics, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Obstetrical nursing, Involvement of pediatric subspecialties, and social work.

Fetal Conditions Targeted for In-Utero Surgical Therapy

  • Fetal anemia
  • Fetal thrombocytopenia
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Twin reverse arterial perfusion syndrome
  • Lower urinary tract obstruction
  • Pleural effusions
  • Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)

    Types of Procedures Include

  • Needle aspiration of fetal compartment
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Percutaneous fetal shunt placement
  • Fetoscopic laser photocoagulation of placental/fetal/umbilical vessels for twin to twin transfusion syndrome
  • Fetal transfusion
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