Navigation Links
Huntington Memorial Hospital and USC Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health (IMFH) Partner to Offer Fetal Surgery Program
Date:9/10/2015

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Memorial Hospital, in partnership with USC Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health (IMFH), successfully completed its first fetal surgery today. It marks the beginning of an additional way in which Huntington Hospital supports women, fetuses and infants in need of surgery.

The Fetal Surgery Program identifies and treats medical problems in children while they are still in the womb through a technique, called "operative fetoscopy," and is performed under local anesthesia via an incision. Huntington Hospital is one of the very few hospitals in the country to offer this life-saving treatment.

"Huntington Hospital's collaboration with IMFH is a testament to the hospital's reputation of providing high-quality care and positive outcomes," said Jennifer Castaldo, associate chief nurse executive and clinical director, maternal child services, Huntington Hospital. "Expert physicians combined with the highly skilled nursing and support services at Huntington Hospital are the perfect team to offer this ground-breaking service."

Over the past several decades, physicians and mothers-to-be alike have seen an evolution of care for babies still in the womb. These breakthroughs can be attributed to the availability of new high-resolution obstetrical ultrasounds and other prenatal screening and diagnostic techniques.

Until recently, there has been limited success in the treatment of fetal and placental problems. Parents were left with few options once a fetal abnormality was diagnosed. Fortunately, recent technological advances in microsurgical instrumentation have allowed physicians surgical access into the womb.

Steve Ralph, President and CEO of Huntington Hospital, said of today's inaugural surgery "I am proud of the collaboration and teamwork that made this program a reality, and that we can now offer this incredible service to our community."

Huntington Hospital officials are pleased to report that both mom and baby were doing very well following the procedure, and resting comfortably.

For more information, please visit http://www.huntingtonhospital.com/Main/FetalSurgery.aspx

About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.HuntingtonHospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California. The hospital is on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HuntingtonMemorialHospital and on Twitter at @HuntingtonNews

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150911/265619 

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital
Copyright©2015 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Isis Pharmaceuticals Initiates Clinical Study of ISIS-HTT Rx in Patients With Huntingtons Disease
2. Global Huntingtons Disease Therapeutics Industry
3. Huntington Memorial Hospital Performs Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Replacement of Heart Valves
4. Prana receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for PBT2 for Huntington Disease
5. FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Omeros OMS824 for Huntingtons Disease
6. Auspex Initiates Phase 3 Trial of SD-809 in Huntingtons Disease
7. Investigational New Drug Application Cleared by FDA for OMS824 in Huntingtons Disease
8. Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of MemorialCare Health Systems Laboratory Outreach Service Business in Southern California
9. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Institute Offers Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in One Location
10. Memorial Hermann Successfully Completes Systems First NeuroPace RNS System Procedure for Epilepsy Patient
11. Edison-Based Company Gives Comfort to Vet with Memorial Day Donation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/8/2019)... ... January 08, 2019 , ... University Hospitals Urology Institute ... of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Jaeger has achieved a high level ... exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). ...
(Date:1/8/2019)... Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... January 08, 2019 , ... ... the United States every 4 ½ minutes. We can change that alarming statistic,” ... non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). MotherToBaby is joining with leading prenatal ...
(Date:1/7/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 07, 2019 , ... uBiome, the ... provides insights to help individuals understand how their gut microbes offer support in metabolizing ... role in how long the toxic byproducts of breakdown linger in your body. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:1/20/2019)... JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2019 ... ... and management, Dr. Nakahira is responsible for ensuring the availability, quality and delivery ... activities of Utilization Management, Case Management, Quality Improvement, Pharmacy, Long-Term Services and Supports ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... January 14, 2019 , ... After many months of ... new clinic in Phoenix, Arcadia Allergy & Asthma. This new allergy and asthma clinic ... it a great one stop destination for any immunological and respiratory medical care needs. ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... , ... Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS , Surgical ... Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center , now offers patients ... as a suction hemorrhoid ligator is used with the procedure; this device holds ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... Columbia (PRWEB) , ... January 14, 2019 , ... ... announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS ... IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations ...
(Date:1/11/2019)... BURLESON, Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 11, 2019 , ... ... will provide free dental services for low-income, underinsured individuals at its Burleson, TX ... exams and x-rays, fillings, cleanings and extractions . For ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):