When a mother is expecting a baby with a known birth defect, the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Surgery can provide therapy for the child before or after birth. The Center provides specialized care, including surgery if necessary, for mothers carrying a fetus with a known birth defect. The multidisciplinary staff, including experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, offers comprehensive services, ranging from prenatal evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, including newly developed techniques for fetal surgery.
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment consider a mother and the fetus as separate patients. Our high-risk specialists work closely with the Center and our collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia enables us to provide technologically advanced, high quality care to treat mother and child, together at one center. Emotional counseling services are also available.
For more information, please visit the fetal surgery site of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.