Photo of Dr. Turan"Your dream is to have a normal, healthy baby. Our goal is to deliver on that dream."

– M. Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD, FACOG
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Fetal Therapy & Complex Obstetric Surgery

Our Fetal Therapy program is one of a few in the nation offering the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for medical and surgical treatment of the unborn child. We have years of experience using invasive fetal management as well as minimally invasive techniques and sono-fetoscopy to deliver the best outcomes.

Our goal is healthy babies in healthy families. We focus on comprehensive care for patients and their unborn child, while recognizing the individual needs of their entire family. Providing exceptional patient care requires not only state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology – it also requires multidisciplinary resources from a specialized fetal therapy team. Fortunately, this is all available through our program.

Advancing the field of maternal fetal medicine is an important part of our mission. The Center for Advanced Fetal Care is part of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) and an active participant in the research and development of novel managements for complicated fetal conditions – meaning we continue to perfect new approaches to offer the earliest, most precise fetal testing and treatment.

Learn more about Labor and Delivery at UMMC.


Procedures we frequently perform include:

Conditions Treated

  • Complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies
    • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    • Selective fetal growth restriction
    • Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP)
    • Twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS)
    • Twin oligohydramnios polyhydramnios sequence (TOPS)
  • Conditions affecting the fetal lungs
  • Fetal heart disease
    • Valve disease
    • Arrhythmia
    • Fetal heart block
  • Conditions affecting abdominal organs
    • Gastroschisis
    • Omphalocele
    • Obstructive uropathy
    • Ovarian cysts
  • Fetal tumors
    • Giant neck tumor
    • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Fetal thrombocytopenia
    • Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT)
    • Hereditary platelet disorders
  • Blood Disorders
    • Fetal anemia
    • Maternal antibodies
    • Fetal infection
    • Congenital red blood cell abnormalities
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Placental tumors