Fetal Treatment Program of New England

Who We Are

The Fetal Treatment Program of New England is the first and largest fetal treatment program in the region, and the only one in the country to teach fetal medicine as a specialty to undergraduate and medical students. We serve as a national referral center for congenital diaphragmatic hernia and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), with patients coming to us for treatment from all parts of New England and as far away as North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Louisiana.

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The New England Fetal Treatment Program is a leading treatment center for twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

We have extensive experience in the treatment of multiple gestations, including twins, triplets and quadruplets. Since 2000, our program has evaluated, triaged or treated patients with severe TTTS, and we are the only program in the country to have participated in the Eurofoetus trial — the first ever, randomized fetal surgery study for the treatment of TTTS.

Our program has performed numerous treatments in utero, such as cord occlusion for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence in acardiac twin pregnancies and, ex utero intrapartum treatment for congenital fetal airway obstruction. Since 2008, the program has performed endoscopic fetal tracheal occlusion for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. We are the first program — and one of only two — in the country with FDA approval to perform this highly specialized surgical procedure.

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, is the premier pediatric facility for clinical care, research and education for the state and surrounding southeastern New England. A private, not-for-profit institution, it is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a founding member of Lifespan. In fiscal year 2015, the hospital received more than $50 million in external research funding.

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Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A U.S. News Best Hospital in Gynecology and Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology, Women & Infants was ranked number one in the Providence metro area and a top-performer in cancer, and has achieved a 5-star rating in Maternity Care for 2011 from HealthGrades. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,500 deliveries per year.  In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country's largest neonatal intensive care unit with private rooms for each family.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography, a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization, a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence.