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Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Program

We have doctors in New York City and on Long Island.

Many conditions that can affect the health of your unborn baby can be diagnosed prior to birth, thanks to advances in medical technology. At NYU Langone’s Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program, our doctors provide the expert care needed to ensure the healthiest birth possible for you and your baby.  

Our team includes leading experts in maternal–fetal medicine, genetics, and diagnostic testing, as well as highly specialized pediatric experts from Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Their specialties, which are uniquely focused on infants and children, include cardiology, general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery, neonatology, urology, nephrology, and ear, nose, and throat care.

We have received advanced perinatal care certification from The Joint Commission, recognizing our excellence in caring for mothers and newborns. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tisch Hospital, along with our obstetric and maternal–fetal medicine services, have been designated by New York State as a Regional Perinatal Center, meaning our doctors provide the highest available level of care for high risk pregnancies.  In our Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit, our doctors provide treatment for the most complex heart conditions, and our Pediatric Congenital Heart Program has the best risk-adjusted survival rate of any hospital in New York State.

Prenatal Diagnosis

We use the latest diagnostic technology to determine the health of your baby while he or she is still in the womb. This includes three- and four-dimensional ultrasound, fetal MRI, and fetal echocardiogram starting as early as 11 weeks of pregnancy. Imaging appointments take place at our Maternal–Fetal Medicine Services locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island.

Maternal–Fetal Medicine Services

Our experts provide screening, monitoring, and treatment for expectant mothers experiencing high-risk pregnancies.

Learn About Our Maternal–Fetal Services

Prenatal tests to evaluate the health of your baby, including fetal blood sampling, chorionic villus sampling, fetal tissue biopsy, amniocentesis, and fetoscopy, are available. We also offer genetic screening for chromosomal abnormalities and other conditions that can be inherited from one or both parents.

We manage a host of conditions that can be diagnosed before birth, including complications that can occur during twin pregnancies and developmental conditions that can affect your baby’s heart, lungs, abdominal wall, and other body systems.

Prenatal Treatments

If your baby has a condition that can be treated before birth, experts at the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program are skilled at the following procedures:

  • amnioreduction to achieve a healthy amount of amniotic fluid
  • fetal injections of medications
  • fetal shunt placement to treat urinary tract blockage or fluid buildup in the chest
  • fetal blood transfusion to treat anemia
  • ex utero intrapartum treatment, also known as EXIT procedure, to treat airway obstruction, severe lung lesions, and certain tumors
  • radiofrequency ablation to treat certain fetal tumors
  • fetoscopic laser photocoagulation of placental vessels, a minimally invasive treatment that stops blood transfer between fetuses in twin pregnancies

Our team of neonatologists care for your child after birth, providing immediate access to any additional treatment or therapies your child may need.

Contact Us

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, or an expectant mother who has received a diagnosis at another hospital and would like to refer yourself for care, please call 844-NYU-4MFM (844-698-4636).