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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Houston, Texas

The Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology focuses on patient care, education and research in the area of women's reproductive health.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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About Texas Children's Fetal Center

Texas Children's Fetal Center provides comprehensive care for a multitude of high-risk prenatal conditions. The center is a collaboration by Texas Children's Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in the country; St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, a world leader in maternal-fetal care and Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top 10 medical school in the United States. It is the only medical facility in the Southwest offering advanced therapies to correct defects and deficiencies in unborn and newborn infants.

Diagnostic and Therapy options include:

  • Open Fetal Surgery
  • Selective Laser Ablation in sever Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • Advanced Prenatal Diagnostic Procedures
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Intrauterine Transfusion
  • Fetal Shunt Surgery
  • Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT)
  • EXIT to ECMO
  • Full Spectrum of Neonatal Surgery
  • Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Amniotic Band Resection
  • Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation of Placental Anastomoses
  • Fetal Shunt Placement (chest and bladder)
  • Intrauterine Transfusion (IUT)
  • Open Fetal Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation or Umbilical Cord Coagulation for the treatment of complicated monochorionic gestations

Fetal Intervention Program

The fetal therapy program at Texas Children's Center is designed to help referring physicians assist their patients through their special pregnancy. The program involves skilled diagnosis of fetal anomalies and problems, coordinated management of care, and compassionate support during and after pregnancy.

Our goal is to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with the fetal condition by ensuring referring physicians, parents and patients have all the information available to receive the best care possible.

Renowned fetal surgeons and center co-directors Oluyinka Olutoye, M.D., Ph.D., and Darrel Cass, M.D., are pleased to welcome their new colleague, Michael Belfort, M.D., leading expert in fetal treatment and intervention. Dr. Belfort will provide a number of fetal intervention therapies. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), as well as other complicated monochorionic multiple gestations, including discordant fetal anomalies, isolated fetal growth lag and Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) sequence.


  • Laser Photocoagulation
  • Umbilical Cord Coagulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Intrauterine Transfusion

Contact Information

Texas Children's Fetal Center
Clinical Care Center, Suite 650
6621 Fannin Street, CC650.00
Houston, Texas 77030

832-822-BABY (2229)

Toll free 1-877-FetalRx (338-2579)


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