Fetal Therapy

Sometimes, a baby will have medical concerns that require special treatment before birth.

EvergreenHealth’s Fetal Therapy program uses non-invasive and surgical procedures to correct or treat conditions that threaten your baby’s health.

Surgical intervention may involve either a procedure on a fetus or on the placenta, as in the case of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).


Conditions and Procedures

We treat the following conditions:

  • Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) 
  • Monoamniotic Monochorionic ("MoMo twins")
  • Fetal Anemia, including Rh Sensitization/Isoimmunization
  • Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Fetal Pleural Effusion (CPAM, chylothorax or Bronchopulmonary Sequestration)
  • Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence or Acardiac Twin
  • Selective Intrauterine Growth Restriction (SIUGR)
  • Discordant Anomalies in Monochorionic pregnancies

We offer the following procedures:

  • Laser Photocoagulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Fetal Shunt placement
  • Fetal Blood Sampling and Transfusions
  • Fetal Skin Biopsy
  • Bipolar Cord Coagulation/Transection

Hear from our Doctors

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Fetal therapy expert Dr. Martin Walker explains the rare pregnancy complication known as "MoMo Twins" during an interview on KOMO-TV.


For More Information

If you would like to arrange a consultation, please contact:

Melissa Dorn, RN, MN
Fetal Therapy Coordinator 
425.899.3537
1.866.FETSURG (toll free)
MLDorn@evergreenhealth.com