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Fetal and obstetric anesthesia

Our fetal and obstetric anesthesiologists make up an integral part of the care team , meeting with parents and families prior to deliveries and fetal procedures and are available around the clock . Our anesthesiology team develops a plan for each patient based on their specific needs , medical history and type of procedure , making sure mothers and babies are comfortable and safe at all times .
Our fetal and pediatric surgeons can perform many operations in utero or at the time of delivery , including fetoscopic procedures for twin-twin transfusion syndrome , open fetal procedures for myelomeningocele repair , and EXIT procedures , among others . Our care team also assists with labor and delivery , a unique experience for every patient . Our goal is to ensure the most comfortable and stress-free delivery possible for the mother and the best possible outcome for the baby . That ’ s why we coordinate closely with our Neonatal Intensive Care and Cardiac Intensive Care units to care for babies immediately after delivery .
Excellence in obstetric anesthesiology
We are one of just 39 centers worldwide with a Center for Excellence in Obstetric Anesthesiology designation from the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology , or SOAP .


Trained obstetric and pediatric anesthesiologists
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Neonatology Named one of the country’s top centers by U.S. News & World Report, our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit offers the highest level of care to more than 2,000 newborns every year — one of the largest centers in the region. We care for any condition affecting a newborn, no matter how rare or critical that condition may be. Throughout a visit, a baby and their family stay together in an environment we specifically designed to feel as much like home as possible. LEVEL IV NICU Clinical volume survival 2010 - 2020 Highest distinction for our Anschutz Medical Campus NICU Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy 91% Intestinal atresia 97% Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula 99% Myelomeningocele 94% Omphalocele • Surgical outcomes across all age groups and operation types 88% Hirschprung’s disease • Pediatric heart transplant survival rate 0 20 36 Board-certified neonatologists 93% Gastroschisis • Neonatal survival across all STAT categories 22 | Colorado Fetal Care Center Institution in Colorado and 10 surrounding states ranked in Neonatal Care by U.S. News & World Report Our high volumes not only allow for the development of highly specialized teams and standardized approaches to care, they also build our surgical and medical sub-specialists’ experience and expertise. That’s why we say, here, the rare is common. Nationally ranked #6 for heart care and surgery by U.S. News & World Report, our Heart Institute is one of just eight stand-alone pediatric heart research centers in the country. That focus on innovation leads to less invasive procedures, and our cardiac units provide state-of-the-art recovery and monitoring for acutely ill and post-surgery cardiac patients. Staffed by a group of highly specialized physicians and dedicated nurses, our CICU works closely with our surgery and anesthesiology teams, among others, to nurse these fragile patients back to the best possible health. Just a few of the reasons we meet or exceed the national average in: • Extremely low levels of radiation exposure in our Cardiac Catheterization laboratory NICU mortality, despite high-risk patient population ONLY Volumes matter. Children’s Colorado’s NICU is among the highest- volume centers in the U.S. for high-complexity patients, meaning we see more and treat more neonates with complex congenital conditions and severe complications of prematurity than most other centers. Yet our survival rates rank among the best in the nation. Our Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Program 2.8% 2,000+ Neonates treated per year 100% 40 60 80 100 2020 Overview and Outcomes | 23