About This Center
The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.
The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center offers diagnostic, treatment, and management of complex and rare fetal conditions, including fetal heart anomalies, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, urinary tract abnormalities, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and neural tube defects, such as spinal bifida. Led by Kenneth Moise, Jr., MD, who has developed fetal centers across the country, our team of experts provide comprehensive, family-centered care to ensure patients and their families receive the highest level of specialized care before, during, and after delivery.
The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is the only fetal care center in Central Texas.
Expectant parents who receive a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality may experience a range of emotions. The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center care team is capable of providing high-quality care for both common and rare fetal anomalies. Our experienced care team is here to provide families with extensive support and education regarding their child’s condition, development, and post-delivery care. We are dedicated to an uncompromising quality of care and work with families throughout the continuum of care.
Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning families will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians have extensive experience treating fetal abnormalities and work alongside a team of experts, including fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, neonatologists, ultrasonographers, palliative care providers, fetal center advanced practice providers, fetal center nurse coordinators, genetic counselors, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients and their families every step of the way. We also work closely with referring physicians and
Visits typically begin with a comprehensive ultrasound performed by a fetal medicine specialist. Oftentimes, families are able to meet with a genetic counselor during this same visit. After the initial visit, a determination will be made as to the need for additional imaging, such as a fetal MRI or a fetal echocardiogram. At this time, appointments with other indicated pediatric specialists will be scheduled.
For more information about the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, please call 1-512-324-0040 or you can fax referrals to 1-512-879-6834.
The Facility at Dell Children's Medical Center
The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is soon to be located in the new Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion on the Dell Children’s Medical Center campus. Dell Children’s is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in Central Texas serving a 46-county area and beyond. The hospital and affiliated locations are outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care for all patients and their families.
In the upcoming months, Dell Children’s will open a specialized 11-bed labor and delivery unit that will provide comprehensive care to healthy mothers and their high-risk babies at the time of delivery. Through this addition, babies will gain access to the Dell Children’s Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) immediately following birth. Special delivery services will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Central Texas will now have a comprehensive program that provides care for babies with congenital conditions from start to finish, including care for the mother and baby during pregnancy, delivery of the baby, and care of the baby after birth, all in one place.
About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center
UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows us to provide you with a team of highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments.