Center for Advanced Fetal Care

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The best care for you and your baby starts at the beginning. At our world-class clinical and research facility, we are dedicated to a single goal – improving the lives of the unborn and providing hope to their families.

Designed to be the premier resource in the region for care and support of the unborn child, we are your first choice for the evaluation and treatment of fetal abnormalities.

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Our services

The comprehensive services offered by our physicians help not only to accurately test and diagnose, but also to provide leading-edge fetal treatment. Services include a full range of fetal diagnostic tests and treatment options provided by renowned experts who are dedicated to improving the lives of the unborn and providing hope to their families.

Treatment options

For some patients and conditions, the fetus requires immediate treatment. Services offered on an urgent basis include:

 

We are the only facility to provide many of these procedures in the 6-state region surrounding Kansas City.
To schedule an appointment, please call 913-588-6259.

Wellness exam

The advanced fetal care team offers a first-trimester wellness exam to help parents-to-be make sure they’re doing everything they can to have a healthy baby. The exam includes:

  • Discussion about your medical and family history
  • A complete physical exam
  • Detailed ultrasound
  • Blood sample

This 30- to 45-minute screening can detect chromosome abnormalities, malformations or birth defects, heart defects and the presence of twins. It also may help physicians gauge your risk of preterm birth. If any of these complications is suspected, you may receive additional tests, including a follow-up screening at 20 weeks.

Our team of renowned physicians and researchers has performed more than 3,000 successful intravascular fetal procedures. Among these procedures are hundreds of lifesaving fetal blood or platelet transfusions, drainage procedures, intrauterine shunt catheters, laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and other fetal surgeries.

Labor and delivery

The birth of your baby is a special event. At The University of Kansas Health System, we strive to bring you evidence-based, safe and family-centered maternity care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art setting. Learn more about our labor and delivery services.

NICU

Physicians in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at The University of Kansas Health System work with obstetricians, perinatologists (physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies), pediatric specialists and surgeons. Together, they provide an ongoing continuum of care for you and your baby. Learn more about our neonatal intensive care unit.

Our team

Questions and answers

Learn more about advanced fetal care screening and diagnostic testing on our questions and answers page.