Philly Tribune Follows Family’s Fetal Surgery Story

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February 21, 2012 — A year after prenatal repair of spina bifida became the standard of care, a Norristown, PA, mom shares her family's story in the Philadelphia Tribune.

The story, “Fetal surgery can correct birth defects,” features Tiersa Cross, her month-old daughter Madisyn, and N. Scott Adzick, MD, surgeon-in-chief at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. Adzick performed prenatal surgery in October, when Tiersa was 24 weeks pregnant. Madisyn was born Jan. 18, and has been doing well.

“I just wanted to let her have the best life possible," Tiersa said of the surgery. "I was just really looking out for her.”