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Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Program

Our experts provide the advanced medical care your baby needs before and after birth.

Thanks to advances in medical technology, many conditions that can affect the health of your unborn baby can be diagnosed prior to birth. The doctors at NYU Langone’s Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program provide the expert care needed to ensure the healthiest birth possible, both for expectant mothers and for their babies.

Our team includes leading experts in maternal–fetal medicine, genetics, and diagnostic testing as well as highly specialized 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.

Dr. Anne Chum Analyzes a Sonogram

Dr. Anne Chum looks over a sonogram.

NYU Langone is a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center. This achievement recognizes that we meet the highest standards for obstetric and infant care.

Diagnosis and Treatment

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 as well as fetal blood sampling, chorionic villus sampling, fetal tissue biopsy, amniocentesis, and fetoscopy. 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. These include diagnoses that can occur during twin pregnancies and developmental conditions that can affect your baby’s heart, lungs, abdominal wall, and other body systems. See the full list of conditions we treat.

When a condition can be treated before birth, experts at the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program are skilled at the following procedures:

  • fetal injections of medications
  • fetal shunt placement to treat urinary tract blockage or fluid buildup in the chest
  • amnioreduction to treat twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and reduce the risk of preterm labor
  • 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

Severe conditions affecting the heart and lungs of newborns may require highly advanced therapies immediately after birth. Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital provides expert care for newborns needing therapies such as:

  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • pediatric cardiac catheterization

Contact Us

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

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Maternal Fetal Care Services

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

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Our Team

Our medical team includes experts in maternal–fetal medicine, neonatology, genetics, pediatric cardiology, congenital cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, fetal and pediatric imaging, pediatric nephrology, pediatric urology, pediatric plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

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