Many of the patients referred to us have an uncomplicated pregnancy and are referred to us for an advanced ultrasound examination, given our expertise in diagnosing fetal abnormalities and our ability to verify that the pregnancy is proceeding normally. Our OB/GYN physicians and maternal-fetal specialists also care for high-risk pregnancies, where a pre-existing condition or a problem diagnosed in the pregnancy has put the mother or baby (sometimes both) at higher risk for complications. In addition to pre-conception counseling, some of the conditions we diagnose, monitor or manage include:

Procedures

We utilize the most comprehensive set of diagnostic tools and techniques available to ensure the best outcome for you and your baby. From screening and diagnostics to in-utero therapy (fetal surgery), you will have access to the most complete array of services available in Austin. Our services include:

  • First trimester ultrasound (aimed at screening for genetic disorders and major congenital abnormalities)
  • Fetal chromosome screening from maternal blood (non-invasive test with over 99% accuracy in detecting some of the more common genetic disorders)
  • Chorionic villus sampling (abdominally or vaginally) or placental biopsy
  • Amniocentesis
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound (using advanced capabilities, we are able to utilize this technology in screening and diagnostic exams)
  • Cervical length surveillance (to screen for risk of preterm labor)
  • Fetal echocardiography (using our leading edge ultrasound skills and MFM knowledge, we are able to assess the structure and function of the baby’s heart while inside the womb)
  • Antenatal testing including biophysical profile, non-stress tests, and multi-vessel Doppler studies
  • Fetal intervention and surgery including:
    • Intrauterine fetal transfusions (IUT)
    • Vesicocentesis (sampling of fetal urine from the bladder)
    • Thoracoamniotic shunt placement (chest tubes inserted in the womb for conditions such as fetal hydrothorax)
    • Vesicoamniotic shunt placement (bladder tubes placed for fetal bladder outlet obstruction)