Before the advent of fetal surgery, operations took place after birth. Today, with innovative intrauterine procedures, surgeons are able to operate while the fetus is still in the womb. The ability to treat birth defects, such as spina bifida, in utero can lead to the birth of a healthy baby days or weeks after the surgery.
Dr. Henry Galan, a national expert in the field of intrauterine surgery, is a professor of OB/GYN in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Galan will be sharing the latest developments in fetal surgery on Thursday, June 8, form 4-5 p.m. in the Pharmacy Auditorium at the College of Nursing at the UNM Health Sicneces Center.
The public and media are welcome to attend. Parking meters are available in the M parking lot.
Galan will focus his discussion on easy to understand advances and innovations in the field. Several other specialists from the UNM OB/GYN Maternal and Fetal Medicine department will also be available for questions.