Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC)
Few centers offer the breadth and depth of expertise found at the AFCC.
We are one of just a handful of comprehensive fetal care centers in the United States.
We are the world’s first and most experienced center in performing successful fetal cardiac interventions—treating abnormalities in utero to reduce potentially fatal concerns after delivery.
We conduct multidisciplinary evaluation for the consideration of EXIT to ECMO procedures at delivery to treat anomalies including airway obstruction, severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM).
We are recognized as an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Center of Excellence to recognize and honor ECMO programs internationally who reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.
We performed the first successful laser separation in Massachusetts for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
- We offer endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization as an alternative to ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the treatment of congenital hydrocephalus.