Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Fetal Center at Vanderbilt

More experience and a top ranking for outcomes

There is one place in the heart of Nashville where you can find comprehensive, compassionate support. Our internationally recognized experts provide superior fetal diagnosis and therapeutic measures. We consistently receive the highest ratings in patient feedback and surgery outcomes.

The center includes a clinical program in fetal diagnosis and therapy as well as clinical and basic research programs. We are one of 16 participating centers in the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet).

Visits with specialists are coordinated at a single site with Maternal Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Genetics, and Diagnostic Imaging. Our experts work together to decide what is best for mom and baby. The advancement of fetal diagnosis and therapy has improved the plan of care and outcome of the fetus at risk.

New Hope for Babies with Spina Bifida

A landmark study, co-led by experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, proves that babies who have surgery to repair spina bifida while still in the womb have better outcomes than babies who have surgery after birth.

Our surgeons are internationally recognized pioneers in caring for mothers and babies with fetal conditions.

  • Pioneered the fetal repair of spina bifida procedure in 1997
  • Performed over 300 fetal repair surgeries
  • Kelly Bennett, M.D., is one of the most experienced doctors in the nation caring for high-risk pregnant mothers and for babies born with birth defects or anomalies.

Contact Us

Call us at (615) 343-4673 or toll free at (877) 338-8786 for appointments, information or referrals.

For information about Fetal Repair of Spina Bifida call (615) 875-4500 or toll free at (877) 875-3737.

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When it's your child, no surgery is routine. That is why every member of our team is specially trained to care for children and their families.

Last Edited: September 10, 2015