This condition results from the presence of maternal antibodies against paternal platelet antigen (Human Placental Antigen, HPA-1a).
Using a technique developed jointly by our physicians and colleagues from Brazil. The Fetal Institute offers fetoscopic repair of open spina bifida. In contrast to the open fetal surgery approach, the technique developed by our doctors does not require opening the uterus and most often does not even require opening the maternal abdomen. The technique aims to maximize fetal benefits and minimize maternal adverse effects. Physicians at The Fetal Institute are currently conducting an FDA-monitored clinical trial to validate the scientific merit of this surgical approach. The procedures are done in the Hospital in the main Operating Room, under maximum antiseptic technique.
Our group specializes in the assessment, counseling and management of patients with high-risk pregnancies in Florida.