Expertise in Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Surgery
One of the only comprehensive fetal centers in the country, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health at Lurie Children’s treats patients with complex pregnancies. Among the rarest and most serious conditions they see is twin to twin transfusion syndrome, a complication that affects 10 to 15 percent of identical twins. In this condition, the twins share a placenta which can lead to extreme prematurity and significant injury to major organs or even death. Fetal surgeons like Dr. Amir Alhajjat are sometimes able to correct this condition in utero.