The Section for Fetal Therapy is one of a handful of programs in the nation that offers the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for medical and surgical conditions of the unborn child. We approach invasive fetal management in the tradition of the maternal-fetal medicine specialist, using minimally invasive techniques and sonofetoscopy.
Recognizing the importance of integrated care, we use a variety of approaches including:
The University of Maryland has a rich tradition for invasive fetal treatment, having successfully performed minimally invasive fetal surgical interventions for well over a decade. Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the U.S. pioneer for embryo/fetoscopy -- a procedure during pregnancy that allows a doctor to see the fetus directly through a thin, flexible scope.
Our mission --healthy babies in healthy families-- focuses on comprehensive care for the fetal patient, recognizing the individual needs of each family. Reaching the best outcome requires not only state-of-the-art facilities of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care and the cutting edge technology of our fetal therapy team. It also requires coordination of multidisciplinary resources chosen for their expertise in fetal care--all available here at UMMC.
We invite you to visit our Web site to learn about the medical treatments and minimally invasive fetal surgeries that we offer.
The Center for Advanced Fetal Care is part of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) and an active participant in the research and development of novel managements for complicated fetal conditions.