Los Angeles Fetal Surgery
Taking care of the most fragile patients
In-Utero Spina Bifida Repair Patients
Patients share their experiences
A Southern California First
Ramen Chmait, MD of LA Fetal Surger performs a rare fetal cardiac procedure.
New Surgery Treatments
A new, minimally-invasive approach to the in-utero treatment of spina bifida at Los Angeles Fetal Surgery.
We are committed to successful outcomes.
Call us today at 213-469-6277 to schedule a consultation.
Saving lives is our specialty. We treat unborn babies with innovative treatments while providing families with emotional support when they need it most.
Conditions We Treat
- Acardiac Twins
- Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia
- Alloimmunization and Fetal Anemia
- Amniotic Band Syndrome
- Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
- Cardiac Abnormalities
- Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Iatrogenic Preterm Premature Membrane Rupture
- Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction
- Pleural Effusions
- Selective Intrauterine Growth Restrictions
- Spina Bifida/Myelomeningocele
- Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
- Vasa Previa
Why Choose Us?
Los Angeles Fetal Surgery offers innovative minimally invasive fetal surgery. We are one of only two centers in the United States that offers in-utero percutaneous repair of spina bifida. We integrate research into our practice to provide the most advanced care for our patients.
Due to our center’s collaborative structure, patients referred to the Fetal Surgery Program have access to a wide variety of services and specialists from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, including cardiology, craniofacial, genetics, infectious disease, neonatology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, radiology, surgery, and urology.
Using a minimally invasive approach, our center performs over 150 fetal interventions per year. Dr. Chmait has served as our director since 2006. With 15 years of experience as a fetal surgeon, he has performed over 2000 fetal interventions, including over 800 twin-twin transfusion syndrome cases, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the topic of fetal surgery.
Our center’s perinatal survivorship rates are among the highest reported in the medical literature. Our peer-reviewed article on the stage-based perinatal survival after laser surgery for TTTS is one of the largest studies of its kind and demonstrates over 90% survivorship of at least 1 twin and 70% survivorship of both twins.