Advanced Maternal-Fetal Care at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center
Jacquelyn Kay Chyu, MD
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
The Washington Prenatal Diagnostic Center (PDC) is a collaboration between
USCF Health and the Washington Hospital Healthcare System, which opened
its services to our community in July 2017. It was developed with the
specific purpose of giving families in the Tri-City Area easy access to
the existing excellence of obstetric services in this community in combination
with the advanced resources of one of the nation’s leading academic
medical centers, without having to venture far from home, work and family.
Using state-of-the-art imaging technologies, we can examine babies as they
develop, assess their growth and health, screen for genetic anomalies,
and do everything possible to treat conditions that might be discovered.
In collaboration with the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF, many of the
evaluations and treatments that were previously available only after birth
are now available to a fetus in the womb, using highly advanced treatment
and imaging technologies.
Our compassionate staff is dedicated to improving outcomes for mother and
fetus alike. Consultations and examinations in our PDC are provided by
board-certified specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and by pediatric
cardiologists who specialize in fetal heart conditions. Our team of physician
geneticists and genetic counselors specializes in detecting and optimizing
the management of inherited illnesses, and guides our patients through
the maze of available tests and the interpretation of their results. Our
sonographers are highly trained in fetal imaging and our dedicated medical
assistants exclusively assist in the provision of care for pregnant patients.
Should advanced interventions become necessary during pregnancy, we coordinate
the referral to UCSF and continue to follow-up with our patients as they
receive care at the academic center. The UCSF Fetal Treatment Center is
an integrated medical service of maternal-fetal medicine specialists,
geneticists, radiologists, neonatologists, as well as pediatric and fetal
surgical subspecialists. Our collaboration makes the most advanced medical
care seamlessly available to our community.
To learn more about the comprehensive pregnancy and birthing services available
at Washington Hospital,
click here to explore our childbirth and family program.
Posted November, 2018