Huntington Baby and the USC Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health (IMFH)
offer a Fetal Surgery Program to identify and treat medical problems in
children while they are still in the womb.
Recently, Huntington Hospital neonatal surgeon Ramen Chmait, M.D. performed
groundbreaking fetal surgery to help repair a baby's spinal cord while
still in the womb.
Read more about this groundbreaking achievement at Huntington Hospital
in our press release.
Photo Credit: Dr. Ramen Chmait
What is Fetal Surgery?
This technique, called “operative fetoscopy," is performed under
local anesthesia via an incision. We are one of very few hospitals in
the country to treat the fetus as a patient.
Examples of the types of procedures we perform:
- Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
- Monochorionic twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction
- A cardiac/TRAP sequence and other discordant anomalous twins
- Lower urinary tract obstruction (posterior urethral valves)
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Fetal and placental tumors, fetal cardiac abnormalities, and amniotic bands, etc.
Conditions we treat:
Los Angeles Fetal Surgery
39 Congress Street, Suite 302
Pasadena, CA 91105
Huntington Hospital Medical Staff - IMFH & Fetal Surgery
Ramen Chmait, M.D., assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, University
of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
David A. Miller, M.D., professor, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, University of Southern
California Keck School of Medicine, and division chief of maternal fetal
medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Joseph Ouzounian, M.D., director, of maternal-fetal medicine fellowship training program
Jamie W. Powers, M.D., neonatologist, corporate medical director for neonatology at Huntington