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Fetal surgery (or prenatal surgery) is surgery performed on a baby before birth. Doctors began performing fetal surgery in the 1980s. It is now an important treatment option at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican for certain birth defects.
Find a maternal fetal medicine surgeon at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican who performs fetal surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, using our online tool or by calling 702.616.4900. As a Baby Friendly hospital, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of your child before, during, and after birth.
Fetal surgery lets surgeons correct health problems before a baby is born. In some cases, treating the problem before birth minimizes the amount of damage the problem can cause.
Doctors can use fetal surgery to treat:
Fetal surgery is a highly specialized procedure. It involves a team of medical professionals who know how to care for and support the health of the unborn baby and the mother. There are three main approaches to fetal surgery:
Risk of fetal surgery include:
Because fetal surgery can increase the risk of premature labor, mothers are closely monitored after surgery. Bed rest and medication may also be used to decrease the risk of preterm birth.
Your baby will need monitoring and specialized care after birth.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers highly specialized fetal surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, including minimally invasive procedures.