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Outcomes Data

The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth utilizes the experience and expertise of the internationally recognized team of affiliated fetal surgeons to provide the highest level of care possible to patients.

We strive to be transparent and provide our community with up-to-date information on our patient outcomes. Our hope is that this data serves as a helpful resource when making informed decisions regarding care. We encourage you to reach out to other healthcare centers to request and review their outcomes data in order to utilize the information available when choosing your healthcare options.

For more information or to speak with a clinician at The Fetal Center, call (832) 325-7288 or email

Spina Bifida Outcomes

Physicians affiliated with The Fetal Center were the first in Texas to perform open fetal surgery for the repair of myelomeningocele (MMC), the most severe form of spina bifida, in May 2011. This procedure followed the published results from the seven-year multicenter clinical trial, the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), in March 2011. Overall, The Fetal Center’s outcomes data mirrors those reported in the MOMS trial.

Learn more here:  Spina Bifida Outcomes Data »

TTTS Outcomes

Since 2011, The Fetal Center has performed 444 cases of laser photocoagulation for the treatment of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Fetal Center’s data reflects surgical volume from September 2011 – October 2018 and represents 392 patients with known outcomes at 30 days post-delivery. Overall, survival of both babies is seen in 73 percent of cases, with survival of one twin in 15 percent of cases.

Learn more here: Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Outcomes Data »