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CHOP Celebrates 1,000 Fetal Surgeries

Eighteen years after opening its Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, CHOP hits a record-breaking milestone: 1,000 fetal surgeries.

June 6, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer Highlights Fetal Surgery Patient

Medical breakthroughs like fetal surgery for spina bifida wouldn’t be possible without the courage of families who led the way.

March 12, 2013
CHOP Hosts Fetal Surgery Patient Reunion in Florida

Over 100 Floridians, including patients treated while still in the womb, reunite with their Pennsylvania doctors and nurses.

March 4, 2013
FOX Features Patient of Fetal Surgery to Remove Lung Mass

Elijah Leffingwell made his first trip to CHOP before he was born to undergo fetal surgery at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

March 3, 2013
Fetal Surgery Experts Review Status of a Medical Frontier

Specialists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describe latest advances in fetal diagnosis and treatment.

February 28, 2013
CHERUBS Awards the CFDT a $10,000 Grant for CDH Research

A $10,000 grant from CHERUBS (the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support) will support CDH research.

December 30, 2012
ABC World News Tonight Celebrates HLHS Patient’s Milestone

Prenatally diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Stosh Frydlewicz underwent an in utero procedure at CHOP that saved his life.

December 22, 2012
Good Morning America Introduces Formerly Conjoined Twins

On Dec. 20, 2012, formerly conjoined twins Allison and Amelia Tucker were introduced to the world after being successfully separated at CHOP.

December 21, 2012
Introducing Two Recently Separated Conjoined Twins

Allison June and Amelia Lee Tucker, formerly conjoined twins, were separated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Nov. 7, 2012.

December 20, 2012
NBC 10 Features CFDT Patient

Immediately after she was born, baby Emily underwent lifesaving surgery for a prenatally diagnosed tumor. 34 days later, she got to go home.

December 4, 2012

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