Fetal Surgery

In utero management of congenital spinal & cranial defects


Fetal surgery requires an expert team of maternal fetal medicine specialists, surgeons, neonatologists, and pediatric specialists.  The Center of Maternal and Infant Health at UNC has worked for decades to provide high-quality and cutting-edge therapies to high-risk pregnant women and their babies.

Here at UNC, we are now offering fetal surgery to repair open neural tube defects.  The interdisciplinary team works with obstetricians across the state and across the southeastern US to provide consultations and treatment to families.