September 5, 2012

Cresco Parents Opt for New Surgery for Unborn Child


Most parents say they would do anything for their children, but how far would they actually go? Amie Phillips decided the benefits outweighed the risks when she and her unborn child became the first patients at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to undergo surgery to repair spina bifida in the womb…One in every 2,000 babies is born with the condition. “We all know mothers would do anything for their children,” said Dr. Norman Davies, maternal fetal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, noting that parents are counseled to be aware of all the potential risks. “Fetal surgery is inherently risky. It’s the mother who takes all of the risks on behalf of her child.”

Additional coverage of procedure: Spina Bifida News


The Gazette by Cindy Hadish

Tags: Dr. Norman Davies, fetal medicine, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Neonatology, spina bifida, The Gazette

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