For Health Care Professionals
At the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, we partner with physicians to provide the level of care best suited to each patient and family. We offer two management options: consultations and co-managed care with the mother's doctor.
Our experts are at the forefront of research into advanced prenatal surgical techniques. We use our extensive experience performing fetal surgeries and our center-specific data to ensure the best outcome for our patients.
Patient Referrals Patient Referrals
If you are caring for a patient facing a complex fetal condition that requires evaluation, please call 1-844-JH-FETAL (1-844-543-3825) to speak directly with one of our physicians.
In cases where a patient is seeking more information or a second opinion, our physicians perform both in-person and telemedicine consultations (for out-of-state and international patients).
We are happy to work alongside obstetric and maternal-fetal medicine providers to diagnose and treat disease. In a co-managed care instance, a patient and her doctor work closely with our physicians to develop a comprehensive care plan for the pregnancy, delivery and transition to neonatal care. A patient is able to maintain the established relationship with her home doctor, while benefiting from our expertise. Following referral, we will coordinate all aspects of care, which may include:
- Insurance authorization
- Multidisciplinary evaluation of the fetus
- Coordination of family accommodations
- Coordination of all aspects of patient care
- Coordination of specialized MRI or 3D cat scan imaging
- Social support services
- Transfer of prenatal care if delivery at Johns Hopkins Hospital is required
- Tours of Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Delivery planning
- Specialized follow-up care as appropriate
Dr. Jena Miller, Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy physician, discusses the results from a recent study on the performance of 2-port open fetoscopy for fetal spina bifida repair in a newly established program.Additional research outcomes