Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is responsible for the high-risk obstetric care at the Regional Medical Center's BirthPlace. The Center has a large maternal referral base from 80 counties and five states. With approximately 5000 deliveries a year, many patients have significant high risk maternal and/or fetal problems. The labor and delivery unit at the Regional Medical Center has 15 LDR rooms as well as the capacity for ICU care. The high-risk service is maintained providing focused care to complicated antepartum and postpartum patients and is available for consultation on patients in Labor and Delivery Unit 24 hours a day.
Outpatient facilities are located in the adjoining 880 Madison Office Building. A State-of-the-Art Antepartum Fetal Evaluation Unit is located in the Medplex Ambulatory Clinic (880 Madison Office Building). Consultation services for high risk patients from referring physicians and total care for the most complicated patients; there are more than 8000 High-Risk visits a year. The unit has dedicated Nurses, Sonographers, Dieticians, Pharm Ds and Psychologists. High level ultrasound with 4-D ultrasound capabilities, fetal echocardiography, first-trimester screening, prenatal diagnosis (including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and percutaneous umbilical artery sampling) and genetic counseling are all routinely available. The unit performs approximately 7500 ultrasound examinations a year. An additional outpatient site at 7945 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN also exists as a site for referrals for ultrasound and prenatal genetic counseling.
Division Conferences—Insight, Experienced Experts & Guidance
The Division hosts regularly-scheduled conferences in order to discuss care of the complicated patients. Pediatric Surgeons and Neonatologists attend to discuss the care for patients carrying fetuses with anomalies. The Division also publishes protocols as guidelines for care of certain diseases. The Division also maintains an extensive database and is responsible for outreach education to our regional community partners.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
853 Jefferson Avenue, Rm E102
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2531
Fax: (901) 448-4701