Fetal Surgery Interventions: Hope, Hype and the Future
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Emmanuel “Mike” Vlastos, MD
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Since opening as one of the first fetal centers based in a children’s hospital, the Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center at Children’s Mercy has delivered nearly 1,000 high-risk babies, with more than one third having complex heart disease. The addition of Emmanuel “Mike” Vlastos, MD further expands the center’s fetoscopy experience, which includes open myelomeningocele repair and other advanced in-utero procedures. While fetal surgery has been around for decades, the hope has not always lived up the hype.
In this podcast, Dr. Vlastos discusses the current status of open and minimally invasive fetal procedures, where we’ve seen success, and where the field is heading.
Smith, Michael and Vlastos, Emanuel, "Fetal Surgery Interventions: Hope, Hype and the Future" (2017). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 113.