Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Why choose Mayo Clinic


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  • 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.

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