- Experience. At Mayo Clinic a team of doctors, including those trained in treating pregnant women with very complex problems (maternal-fetal medicine specialists), treating children with brain and nervous system conditions (pediatric neurosurgeons) and other specialists, has experience performing fetal surgery. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is one of few medical centers in the United States who perform open fetal surgery.
- Team approach. Doctors trained in high-risk pregnancies in maternal and fetal medicine work with pediatric neurosurgeons and doctors trained in treating children with medical conditions (pediatricians), treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), administering anesthesia (anesthesiologists), performing surgery in children (pediatric surgeons) and other areas to provide your treatment at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
- Continuity of care. After your child is born, an integrated team of doctors continues to provide comprehensive medical care for your child throughout his or her life at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
- Research. Doctors study how to lower the risks of fetal surgery and improve outcomes.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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Watch Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Nicholas Wetjen, M.D., discuss prenatal surgery for repair of myelomeningocele.
March 04, 2013