Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center

The Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center is proud to provide patients at risk for complications like placenta accreta spectrum, placenta previa, prior hemorrhage and other complex conditions with specialized care. Our physicians are equipped with the expertise to assist patients with sonographic and imaging management throughout pregnancy and perioperative and surgical management through delivery and postnatal care.

Treatment of Cervical Insufficiency

Cervical insufficiency (formerly called an incompetent cervix), is a condition where your cervix becomes short or opens earlier than it should during a pregnancy. This unfortunately can lead to losing a pregnancy or delivering preterm, which can put a baby and mother at risk of health issues as well. A Johns Hopkins maternal-fetal medicine expert discusses the current evidence to diagnose cervical insufficiency and the treatments available to help, including cervical cerclage.

What is Placenta Accreta Spectrum?

Placenta accreta spectrum is a spectrum of disease where the placenta grows into the uterus or other nearby organs. This serious condition requires a cesarean hysterectomy to treat. In this animation by Jason Brady, you can see a depiction of placenta accreta spectrum and how it can affect individuals in pregnancy.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Advanced Obstetric Surgery?

Collaboration and Expertise

Our center combines the multidisciplinary expertise of maternal-fetal medicine, imaging specialists, and anesthesia care. We also have access to specialized surgeons and care throughout the Johns Hopkins Healthcare system in order to provide critical care directed expertise.

One Care Team

A surgical specialist in maternal-fetal medicine will lead your care from our outpatient practice and imaging center to the operating room. Our MFM surgeons are board certified in surgical critical care, allowing them a full understanding of maternal perioperative care.

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Comprehensive Care for Mother and Baby

We offer preterm counseling including lactation consults for preemie moms, recovery in labor and delivery among your peers, and the option for care partners to stay with you during birth and recovery.

Shared or Dual Care Models Available

For patients who live far away from Baltimore, we offer the option to work with your primary OB/GYN throughout your pregnancy, delivery, and post-op care. Telemedicine options may be available prior to delivery.

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Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat and Specialized Care We Provide:

Advanced Obstetric Surgery: Collaborating Programs

The Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center leverages the expertise of care across Johns Hopkins. Should you require additional testing or care, our program works with:

Meet Our Team of Experts

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Experts

Jason Vaught, M.D.

  • Director, Labor and Delivery
  • Director, Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center
  • Robert E. Meyerhoff Professor
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Expertise: Complex Obstetric Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS)

Gynecologic Oncologists

Anna Louise Beavis, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

MRI Imaging

  • Erin Nicole Gomez, M.D.

    • Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging Residencies
    • Course Director, JHU SOM Diagnostic Radiology Elective
    • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

    Expertise: Abdominal Imaging, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Katarzyna Jadwiga Macura, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Assistant Director ICTR Imaging Translational Program
    • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
    • Joint Appointment in Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Professor of Urology

    Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology, Image-Guided Interventional Procedures, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Oncologic Imaging, Prostate Cancer

Interventional Radiology

Brian Philip Holly, M.D.

  • Program Director, Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Expertise: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Angiography, Angioplasty, Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF), Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)

Obstetrics Anesthesia

Jamie Deneen Murphy, M.D.

  • Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Expertise: Anesthesiology, Obstetric Anesthesiology

Nurse Manager - Labor and Delivery

Tanesha Stokes, RN, MSN, MBA

Perinatal Nurse Manager

Tanesha Stokes

Locations Gynecology and Obstetrics — Nelson/Harvey Building

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Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St
Nelson/Harvey Building, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Request an Appointment: 443-997-0400