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Sentara · EVMS Fetal Care Center

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Offering a Full Range of Services

The Sentara · EVMS Fetal Care Center is the only location in Virginia offering operative fetoscopy and laser therapy for the treatment of twin twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).  This procedure utilizes a combination of a miniaturized camera and instruments with ultrasound guidance to close communicating blood vessels on the placental surface.  Since TTTS affects about 15 percent of monochorionic multiple gestations, streamlined evaluation through our dedicated Monochorionic twin clinic and treatment for this condition is available for patients throughout the region.

Services offered at the EVMS Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center for Advanced Fetal Therapy

  • Comprehensive maternal and fetal care
  • Total OB care or co-management with referring physicians
  • MFM Consultation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Monochorionic Twin Clinic
  • Prenatal Diagnosis Ultrasound (a non-invasive evaluative test)
  • Fetal Echocardiography (a safe ultrasound study performed on a pregnant mother's abdomen to show the structure of an unborn baby's heart)
  • Amniocentesis (an invasive test to assess chromosomes/karyotype)
  • CVS (chorionic villus sampling)
  • Amnioinfusion
  • Other fetal sampling before viability - Vesicocentesis, thoracentesis
  • Coordination with Anesthesiology and other Pediatric subspecialty teams - Neonatology, Cardiology, Surgery, Neurology, Urology and
  • Multi-fetal pregnancy reduction

Services offered at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

  • Fetoscopy (a specialized minimally invasive procedure using a miniaturized camera and equipment that allows the developing fetus to be evaluated within the womb)
  • Laser Treatment for Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Fetal transfusions
  • Fetal Shunts (a minimally invasive procedure, under ultrasound guidance, where a “drainage” shunt is placed into a fetal body cavity to facilitate removal of fluid)
  • Procedures after viability

Services offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

  • Fetal MRI
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Consultation
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
  • Medical Genetics and Metabolism Clinic
  • Spina Bifida Clinic

Contact Us

We understand that managing a high-risk pregnancy, or facing a suspected or known fetal anomaly, is difficult. Our team will work to make this experience as easy as possible. Call 757.446.7900 to request an appointment or speak with a specialist.