Our doctors are known not only for their expertise in Maternal-Fetal Medicine but also for the compassionate care they provide to patients. They understand both the anxiety and the joy of pregnancy because they are parents themselves. Their first concern is to ensure the health of you and your baby. Moreover, they are up-to-date on the latest research and treatments. They all serve on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Maternal-fetal medicine and genetics specialists offer a comprehensive service for women who have pregnancy complications or who are at increased risk for complications. The Center for High Risk Pregnancies in east Memphis offers a full range of diagnostics and treatment for women with pregnancy complications that may occur prior to conception, during pregnancy, and at delivery.
Whether the pregnancy is complicated by either medical or obstetrical factors, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping mothers and their babies obtain the best possible outcome. Our state-of-the-art technology and the medical expertise of our team enable the Center for High Risk Pregnancies to provide a highly advanced level of care that is unique in the Mid-South.
Fetal transfusion and surgery is performed by Dr. Giancarlo Mari and is the only one of its kind in the area and one of less than 20 in the nation. Dr. Mari, who also serves as Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Institute as well as Chair of the OB/GYN Department, is known for his expertise in fetal ultrasound and has pioneered therapies for conditions such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome and fetal anemia.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you see a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist before you become pregnant. For instance, if you have a medical condition such as epilepsy or a family history of a certain disease, you may benefit from pre-conception counseling and/or genetic testing. The doctors at the Center for High Risk Pregnancies know that it can be upsetting to think that your unborn child may have a medical problem. They take great care to answer all of your questions, explain any tests that need to be performed, and counsel you on the results.