Treatment Options

For some patients and conditions, the fetus requires immediate treatment. Services offered on an urgent basis include:

  • Fetal blood transfusion
  • Treatment of twin twin transfusion syndrome
    • laser, cautery, therapeutic amniocentesis
  • Treatment of fetal thrombocytopenia
  • Percutaneous shunt placement (e.g., fetal bladder outlet obstruction)
  • Minimally invasive fetal surgery
  • Treatment of fetal heart failure
  • Treatment of fetal hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism
  • Treatment of oligohydramnios
  • Treatment of fetal hypoxia or growth restriction
  • Treatment of fetal infection
  • Treatment of fetal arrythmias
  • Drug therapy
  • Gene therapy
  • Fetoscopic electrocautery and laser surgery
  • Delivery by EXIT procedure
    • the newborn receives oxygen while its placenta is still attached to the mother until life saving procedures are done

In the six state region surrounding Kansas City, the KU Center for Advanced Fetal Care is the only facility to provide many of these procedures.

Last modified: Nov 02, 2016
Our Physicians

Charles Gibbs, MD
Angela Martin, MD            
Marc Parrish, DO
Carl Weiner, MD, MBA


KU Medical Center Office

Medical Office Building
5 floor, Pod C
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Gladstone, Missouri Office 
101 NW Englewood Road
Suite 130
Gladstone, MO 64118

St. Joseph, Missouri Office
3943 Sherman Ave. 
St. Joseph, MO 64506 

Topeka Office
Fleming Place
1111 SW Gage Boulevard
Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66604

For questions regarding services, please contact the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at (913) 588-6259.