Before Babies Are Born, This Surgeon Operates On Them

The best place for a baby to recover from surgery is the womb. So, when fetuses need surgery, the best place to operate is in utero. Dallas is home to one of the top fetal surgeons in the country, Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, who opened The Fetal Care Center at Medical City Dallas this summer.

Shawn Shinneman’s October D Magazine piece chronicles Crombleholme’s path to Dallas, the development of fetal surgery locally, and the story of a North Texas family whose twin children required an operation while they were inside their mother’s womb.

The Fetal Care Center is just one of 12 locations throughout the country to offer surgery on the most vulnerable of patients, and Crombleholme is a veteran at starting and training staff. Read about the roller coaster of difficult decisions and complicated procedures and learn about fetoscopic laser ablation here.