Advances in medicine, diagnostics and genetic testing make it possible to diagnose birth defects and dangerous conditions well before a child is born. UCSF is a leader in the field of Fetal Medicine. We performed the first successful open fetal surgery in 1981 and have more experience than any institution worldwide with fetal surgery and endoscopic fetal intervention.
Our team of specialists work closely together to ensure patients receive comprehensive care, from pre-delivery procedures to long-term follow-up on you and your child. We are the only California hospital with a specialized clinic dedicated to long-term care of children with complex birth defects.
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Awards & recognition
Best in California and No. 5 in the nation for neonatology
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
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