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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.
To make a referral, complete an online form
For urgent referrals or to talk with our Fetal Surgery Program Coordinator, please call (608) 622-8486.
For referral to our Fetal Heart Program Coordinator, please call (608) 800-1031.
Conditions and treatments
Expertise for our smallest patients and their families
Conditions we treat
Amniotic band sequence
Bladder outlet obstruction
Correction of cloaca and cloacal exstrophy
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE)
Cystic pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM)
Dysgnathia / Agnathia
Fetal lung lesions
Fetal neck masses
Lower urinary tract obstruction
Small bowel atresia
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence
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
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
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:
Maternal fetal medicine
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.