Consultative services

  • Genetic counseling
  • High risk prenatal care
  • Fetal and neonatal surgical consults
  • High risk delivery planning

Diagnostic services

Surgical interventions

  • Image guided and needle based interventions
  • Fetal intervention for TTTS
  • Fetoscopic procedures
  • Open-fetal surgeries
  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)
  • Neonatal cardiothoracic surgery

More about fetal surgery

Fetal surgery can offer hope of correcting or minimizing a variety of life-threatening or potentially disabling conditions affecting the fetus, helping to both facilitate delivery of a healthy child and protect the health of the mother.

For certain conditions it now represents the standard of care – for example in myelomeningocele, the most serious form of spina bifida that can limit a child’s future mobility, learning ability and bowel/bladder function. Surgery is also standard for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a condition in which blood flow between twins becomes abnormal. Benefits for both conditions have been proven in randomized clinical trials.

For other conditions, prenatal surgery represents a new and powerful option for physicians and parents to consider as they seek to balance potential impacts to the mother’s health against those of the new child.

Some of the conditions we can diagnose and treat include:

UC Davis Children’s Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification as a level I children’s surgery center from the American College of Surgeons.