Treatment Options

For some patients and conditions, the fetus requires immediate treatment. Services offered on an urgent basis include:
  • Fetal blood transfusion
  • Treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: laser, cautery or therapeutic amniocentesis
  • Treatment of fetal thrombocytopenia
  • Percutaneous shunt placement (e.g., fetal bladder outlet obstruction)
  • Minimally invasive fetal surgery
  • Treatment of fetal heart failure
  • Treatment of fetal hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism
  • Treatment of oligohydramnios
  • Treatment of fetal hypoxia or growth restriction
  • Treatment of fetal infection
  • Treatment of fetal arrythmias
  • Drug therapy
  • Gene therapy
  • Fetoscopic electrocautery and laser surgery
  • Delivery by EXIT procedure: the newborn receives oxygen while its placenta is still attached to the mother until lifesaving procedures are done
We are the only facility to provide many of these procedures in the six-state region surrounding Kansas City.