Our experts provide the advanced medical care your baby needs before and after birth.
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 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.
NYU Langone is a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center. This achievement recognizes that we meet the highest standards of care for expectant mothers and their babies.
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.
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:
- 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 your newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tisch Hospital if he or she needs therapies such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or in the Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit if he or she needs treatment such as pediatric cardiac catheterization.
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).
More About the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program
Maternal–Fetal Care ServicesOur experts provide screening, monitoring, and treatment for expectant mothers experiencing high-risk pregnancies.
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.View All Doctors
Ashley S. Roman, MD
Co-Director | Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Roman has dedicated her career to caring for women who are pregnant and have issues that can affect the mother’s health. As a leader of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program, she and other experts are part of a diverse team of specialists who manage pregnancy complications. She believes that it’s important to individualize care to ensure that the right treatment is provided for each woman and family.View Full Profile
Jason C. Fisher, MD
Co-Director | Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Fisher is among the few pediatric surgeons who had the opportunity to train alongside the fetal care program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Building on his experience as a fellow in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at Columbia University, he came to realize that taking care of the sickest children in the hospital requires getting to know them before they are even born. At NYU Langone, Dr. Fisher helped build the institution’s first pediatric ECMO program.View Full Profile