Fetal medicine is a diverse and rapidly expanding field. The continued development of ultrasound has enabled us to visualize ever-smaller details of the fetus and to study increasingly complex aspects, such as fetal cardiac function, while fetal medicine has also helped to revolutionize the management of classical obstetric problems such as those related to fetal growth or prematurity.
Fetal treatments are increasingly sophisticated and are currently performed in just a few European hospitals and consequently there is a high demand for quality fetal medicine units.
The assessment and perception of the fetus as a person means that parents-to-be expect the same attention that would be given for an adult, with a dedicated specialist in such these problems able to guide them through the necessary steps.
Professionals with a level of expertise and experience that ranks among the highest in the world, and a center long established as a pioneer in fetal medicine and surgery with comprehensive healthcare services attending the fetus as a patient, as you would in any other specialized field of medicine. This explains the very high malformation detection rate in fetal treatments which is only available in a handful of centers worldwide. As part of the comprehensive care, there are specific tests to monitor possible postnatal problems, and also provide counseling for children and parents.
The portfolio of services includes:
Fetal high definition ultrasound including neurosonography, echocardiography and 3D/4D ultrasound.
Prenatal diagnostic techniques, including noninvasive chromosomal abnormality risk screening, and techniques of amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
2 Fetal treatment
All available therapy and fetal surgery treatments, including problems involving discordant twins and feto-fetal transfusion.
3 Post-natal follow-up
Assessment and early intervention in neurodevelopmental problems, family relationship support, perinatal bereavement support.