Fetal Care Center
If you have a high-risk condition that makes your pregnancy complex, or recently learned your baby has a diagnosis that requires special care, our specialized team is ready to meet your needs.
What Sets Us Apart
- We are affiliated with the Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 ranked children's hospital in New York City on the 2017-2018 US News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals survey.
Services & Programs
Our multidisciplinary team partners with sub-specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital and includes:
- Neonatologists: doctors with expertise caring for newborns with birth defects or complications associated with prematurity
- Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists: obstetrician/gynecologists with additional training in maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy
- Board-certified pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists
The Fetal Care Center specializes in consultations for:
- Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease.
- Any maternal condition that increases your risk of delivering your baby prematurely (such as a short cervix or preeclampsia).
- Fetal conditions that may lead to a premature birth (such as twins or triplets or intrauterine growth restriction).
- Complicated fetal conditions, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome or hydrops.
- Infants at risk for withdrawal (neonatal abstinence syndrome) because the mother required pain medications such as opiates during the pregnancy.
Through our multidisciplinary collaboration, we coordinate care for a wide range of fetal disorders, including:
Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Atrial septal defect
- Atrioventricular septal defect
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Pulmonic stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
- Truncus arteriosus
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Ventricular septal defect
Pediatric Craniofacial Program and Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Left lip/palate
- Complex airway abnormality
- Cystic hygroma
- Family history of known neonatal diagnosis of hemophilia, alpha thalassemia, or beta thalassemia
- Fetal anemia due to Rh disease or other hemolytic processes
- Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Aqueductal stenosis
- Arachnoid cyst
- Dandy Walker malformation
- Dural venous sinus malformation
- Spinal bifida (myelomeningocele)
- Vein of Galen malformation
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
- Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
- Skeletal abnormalities (such as short limbs)
- Bronchogenic cyst
- Bronchopulmonary dequestration
- Choledochoal cyst
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Congenital lobar emphysema
- Congenital pulmonary airway malformation
- Duodenal atresia
- Esophageal atresia
- Imperforate anus and anorectal malformations
- Intestinal (enteric) duplication cyst
- Intestinal atresia
- Meconium ileus
- Ovarian cyst
- Pulmonary agenesis
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma
- Tracheosophageal fistula
- Pediatric Urology and Nephrology
- Ambiguous genitalia
- Cloacal abnormality
- Multicystic kidneys
- Posterior urethral valves
- Renal agenesis
Diagnosis & Treatment
We have state-of-the-art MRI capabilities to diagnosis and clarify complex conditions and help us determine the most appropriate treatments.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our hospital has a top-ranked onsite neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering services for newborns in need of specialized care and staffed by highly trained neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
Collaboration with Your OB
Many prenatal conditions do not require you to transfer your prenatal care to our center. If you remain with your obstetrician's hospital, we will partner with your OB and keep him/her informed about the care we are providing to you.