Fetal diagnosis and treatment: Experts to help you and your baby

If your unborn baby is diagnosed with a birth defect, our team of experts work together to give you and your baby special attention to design a treatment plan created specifically for you and your baby.


Expert care to help ease your fears

At the UW Health Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center our specialists from multiple medical specialties are experts in caring for unborn babies with fetal conditions during pregnancy. Together we evaluate, diagnose and create a plan for your pregnancy, fetal intervention, delivery and care after birth.

At just one visit, you can be evaluated by a UW Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist, pediatric surgeon, neonatologist and other specialists pertinent to your baby’s condition. This saves you time, money and emotional stress related to travel and multiple appointments. Pregnant patients will also meet with a genetic counselor and social worker to provide support for each family. In addition, you can tour the NICU where your baby may require a stay. At the end of your visit, specialists will review the diagnosis, explain the condition, discuss options and answer your questions.

Referring physicians

To make a referral, complete an online form

For urgent referrals or to talk with a Maternal Fetal Medicine Provider, please call (608) 622-8486.

For referral to our Fetal Heart Program Coordinator, please call (608) 800-1031.

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Conditions and treatments

Expertise for our smallest patients and their families

Conditions we treat

Advanced treatments

Our team will provide you with the best treatment options for your baby.

  • Fetoscopic laser ablation of communicating placental vessels for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) / Microwave ablation for twin reversed arterial

  • Diagnostic fetoscopy

  • Fetoscopic lysis of amniotic bands

  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)

  • Fetal myelomeningocele repair

  • Open fetal surgery for sacrococcygeal teratoma

  • Thoracoamniotic shunt placement

  • Vesicoamniotic shunt placement

  • Serial amnioreduction

  • Perfusion sequence (TRAP)

  • Placement of amnioport for amnioinfusion

  • Fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Meet our team

Evaluation all in one day by multiple specialists

Specialists from several areas evaluate and consult with each other to coordinate care from pregnancy to birth to post birth care. Together we provide personalized care and education through every step of your journey.

Specialists and programs include:

  • Craniofacial

  • Fetal anesthesia

  • Fetal heart

  • Fetal imaging

  • Fetal neurosurgery

  • Fetal surgery

  • Fetal urology

  • Genetics

  • Maternal fetal medicine

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Neonatology

  • Pediatric surgery

  • Perinatal airway

  • Psychosocial services

Maternal-fetal medicine
Pediatric general surgery


Advanced facilities

The UW Health Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center is located in the Center for Perinatal Care, a collaborative program between UnityPoint Health – Meriter and UW Health.