When your fetus is diagnosed with an abnormality, it is a challenging time. Getting a second opinion from experts in the field can sometimes help you know that you have the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. A second opinion can be a valuable resource to assist you and your family in making choices regarding your treatment options.
The University of Michigan Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Center offers second opinion consultations for families with possible or confirmed fetal diagnoses.
Second opinions are a normal step in the prenatal diagnosis and treatment process. Our physicians will work with you and your referring physician to confirm your diagnosis and discuss or review treatment recommendations. Should you decide to work with our team for your treatment, our goal is always to work collaboratively with you and your referring physicians and incorporate care that is close to your home in a way that best meets your needs as much as possible.
We provide second opinions for possible or confirmed diagnoses for the full range of fetal conditions. In addition to consultations, we offer fetal therapies and interventions for a wide range of fetal diagnoses and have the full University of Michigan team available for treatment of the baby after delivery. Many, but not all, of the fetal conditions we care for are included on the list below.
Ventral Wall Defects:
Complicated Twin Gestations:
- Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion
- Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
- Selective IUGR
- Anomalies in one twin
Neural Tube Defects
Other Fetal Abnormalities
Your second opinion consultation will include consultations with specialists in fetal diagnosis and therapy and may include additional experts from pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, neonatology, cardiology, and others including leading experts in fetal medicine.
We know that a diagnosis of a fetal condition can be overwhelming, and that time is of the essence. When you call for a second opinion fetal consultation, a member of our team will schedule you for your initial consultation as soon as possible and work with you to obtain any information in advance that can help us prepare for your consultation.
For more information or to request a second opinion, call 734-763-4264.