Fetal Therapy

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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Only Fetal Care Center in the state and one of few in the Northeast caring for fetal anomalies.
  • First and only center in the state to treat a rare disorder for identical twins using a laser.
  • Comprehensive care for patients from prenatal to post-natal stages.

With advancements in noninvasive imaging and surgical techniques, it is now possible to treat many problems in a fetus before birth.

For more than four decades, Yale Medicine has been at the forefront of advances in fetal care, including the use of Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), a technique for detecting abnormalities; blood sampling and transfusion; anemia assessment; and surgery.

Our Fetal Care Center, which is the only of its kind in the state and one of few in the Northeast, offers comprehensive services to women whose unborn babies have anomalies and conditions that can be treated in utero. After birth, we collaborate closely with pediatric specialists and neonatologists who are skilled at treating ill or premature infants in Yale New Haven Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

"What sets us apart is our multidisciplinary nature with pediatric subspecialists ready to help," says Mert Ozan Bahtiyar, MD, director of the Fetal Care Center and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. "We have a harmonious and seamless transition from prenatal to postnatal care."