Charlotte Fetal Care Center - Levine Children's Hospital > Charlotte, NC
Welcome to the Charlotte Fetal Care Center (CFCC). We are part of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division at Carolinas Medical Center's Women's Institute. Our specialists work closely with pediatric and neonatal specialists at Levine Children's Hospital located on the CMC campus.
Our mission at the Fetal Care Center is to provide families with pregnancies complicated by birth defect or medical complications with comprehensive evaluations and counseling sessions, so they can make the most informed decisions regarding management of the pregnancy. We counsel patients in a non-directive manner and provide a detailed fetal assessment and explanation of management approaches. We understand that every pregnancy is different, approaching every patient as an individual.
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Meet the Team at the Fetal Care Center
Our Fetal Care Center team includes specialized physicians, nurses, counselors, and sonographers to provide the most comprehensive care available in a single setting. We understand this can be a stressful time, and provide evaluation, information and support focused on your individual needs.
Courtney Stephenson, MD was recently presented with "The Advancement in Health Care" award by the Charlotte Business Journal. This award goes to an individual that has shown exemplary work to advance health care through innovation, leadership and advancing their own expertise.
If you would like to request an appointment at the Charlotte Fetal Care Center or if you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to providing you and your family the best care possible. Phone: 1-877-899-CFCC (1-877-899-2322).
Conditions Diagnosed and Treated at the Fetal Care Center
Levine offers advanced diagnostic tests and procedures, including a detailed ultrasound evaluation of fetal anatomy, fetal echocardiography, and ultrasound-guided in utero blood transfusion, to identify and address a wide variety of conditions including:
- Abdominal wall defects
- Cardiac heart disease
- Chest anomalies
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Genitourinary problems
- Neurologic problems/intracranial abnormalities
- Twin problems
Fetal Surgery Specialists
The majority of conditions are best treated after your baby is born. However, in some circumstances it may be necessary to consider fetal surgery for life-threatening conditions. Types of fetal surgery performed at the Fetal Care Center include:
- Thoraco-amniotic shunting for Pleural Effusions, CCAM
- Vescio-amniotic shunting for Bladder Outlet Obstruction and obstructed cloaca
- Fetoscopic laser surgery
- Amniotic band syndrome
- Chorioangioma Fetoscopic cord ligation for TRAP Sequence or monoamniotic twins with cord entanglement
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for twin reverse arterial perfusion (TRAP)
- Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
- Sequence and anomalous co-twin in monochorionic twins
It is ultimately your decision on how to proceed with treatment. Learn more about fetal surgery at the Fetal Care Center.
Why Choose the Charlotte Fetal Care Center?
- One of few fetal care centers in the country capable of performing fetoscopy, a specialized procedure that allows the developing fetus to be evaluated within the womb
- Coordinated care between maternal-fetal medicine physicians and neonatologists, cardiologists, geneticists, urologists, and surgeons.
- More informed course of action based on combined expertise of recognized leaders in their specialty areas
- Access to groundbreaking advances in fetal surgery, treatment and care
- Comprehensive evaluation, definitive diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan provided all in one visit
- Exceptional Level III post-surgical care
Learn More About the Charlotte Fetal Care Center
Find information on appointments and directions to the Fetal Care Center or call us at 1-877-899-CFCC (1-877-899-2322). We look forward to providing you and your family the best care possible.
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