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June 26, 2012

CHOP's First Fetal Surgery Patient Turns 16

Roberto Rodriguez, Jr.'s lung lesion surgery in 1995 was the first-ever fetal surgery at CHOP.

Today, Roberto is a 16-year-old aspiring to play professional baseball, and the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP is a world leader in operating on babies with life-threatening birth defects before they’re born. Since Roberto’s surgery, the techniques have become less invasive and CHOP fetal surgeons are leading the way in developing new standards of care and improving outcomes for treating babies in utero.

Watch the video and read the story from CBS Philly »

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