Fetal Therapy Program

Fetal Therapy Program2018-06-01T09:06:44+00:00

Regional One Health’s High-Risk Obstetrics Program includes a Fetal Therapy Program that is life changing for many families. The providers perform laser procedures that can mean the difference between life and death for fetuses dealing with rare issues.

We are extremely careful in not giving our patients false hope or embarking them into a futile procedure with risks involved. Nevertheless, we use scientific evidence available to offer procedures that may be potentially life savers. Our team differentiates from others in the experience and skills that our members possess.

Meet our Program Leader

Mauro Schenone, MD, FACOG is an OB/GYN at Regional One Health as well as an associate professor and director of maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasound in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Schenone received his medical degree from University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Schenone completed his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

“When I think in retrospect about why I became a physician, everything points towards the idea of making a positive impact in peoples’ lives,” Dr. Schenone said. “Bringing back the smiles in patients that are going through difficult moments gives meaning to what I do every day.”

Dr. Schenone is a reviewer for several journal publications such as Ultrasound in Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Journal of Perinatology, and Advances in Medicine. Dr. Schenone’s work has been published in numerous academic journals and he is a member of nationally and internationally recognized societies.

Our center emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to fetal therapy. Consultation with several subspecialties per case is the rule rather than the exception. Such subspecialties include, but are not limited to: neonatology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, ENT, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, palliative care, radiology, ethics and child life, among others.

Such skills and training allow us to go beyond the routine in Maternal Fetal Medicine and offer procedures and therapies that are only available in very few centers in the country.

Fetal interventions and procedures include:

  • Laser for Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Treatment for TRAP
  • Fetoscopy
  • Placement of Shunts
  • Fetal transfusion
  • Cordocentesis
  • Vesciocentesis
  • Pleurocentesis
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome intervention
  • EXIT procedures

The Fetal Therapy Program team works with referring physicians to help them take care of their patients. The Regional One Health team partners with those referring physicians as well as the patient to provide complete care. Our goal is to treat their patients, do the procedures they need us to do and get their patients back to them so they can continue care. For more information about the Fetal Therapy Program or to refer a patient, please visit High-Risk Obstetrics or call 901-515-3400.

Meet Our Team

Mauro Schenone, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

Dr. Mauro Schenone

“These aren’t frequent cases, but being a referral center that serves a large area allows our team to be exposed to a number of cases much larger and more frequently than expected.” Learn more. 

Giancarlo Mari, MD, FACOG

Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Giancarlo Mari

Giancarlo Mari, MD, FACOG, cares for high-risk pregnancy patients as the medical director of the High-Risk Obstetrics Program at Regional One Health. Learn more. 

Pedro Torres Argoti, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

Dr. Pedro Argoti

Pedro Argoti, MD, is an OB/GYN physician at Regional One Health and an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Learn more. 

For more information or to refer a patient, visit High-Risk Obstetrics or call at 901-515-3400.

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