Prenatal Consultations

California Pediatric Surgical Group

General Surgery & Pediatric Surgery located in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, & Thousand Oaks, CA

It’s scary to find out that your baby faces a congenital anomaly, but learning what to expect from the moment they’re born to the time they go home and beyond can make the process a little bit easier. California Pediatric Surgical Group provides prenatal consultations at their locations in Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, and two Ventura, California, offices. If your provider suspects your baby has a congenital anomaly that may require surgery, call the California Pediatric Surgical Group location nearest you or book an appointment online today to schedule your prenatal consultation.

Prenatal Consultations Q&A

Why would I need a prenatal consultation?

Regular prenatal checkups with your primary physician are an essential part of a healthy pregnancy. If your provider detects a fetal anomaly during a test, such as an ultrasound or genetic testing, you may need specialized care from the experts at California Pediatric Surgical Group. 

Their highly trained specialists provide comprehensive care for surgical problems in prenatal and newborn infants. California Pediatric Surgical Group is a leader in minimally invasive surgery, which means less pain and a faster recovery.

What newborn diseases require surgery?

California Pediatric Surgical Group is certified by the American Board of Surgery as specialists for newborns in need of major corrective surgery. They treat a wide range of newborn diseases, including:

  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia
  • Intestinal atresia, including duodenal and colonic atresia
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intestinal malrotation or midgut volvulus
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Gastroschisis
  • Omphalocele
  • Conditions that need a central venous line
  • Conditions that need a gastric feeding tube

It’s possible to diagnose some of these conditions while your baby is still in utero, while others are only diagnosable after birth. 

What happens during a prenatal consultation?

California Pediatric Surgical Group provides prenatal consultations for congenital anomalies that are diagnosable before your baby is born. During the consultation, your surgeon reviews the prenatal imaging tests and possible diagnoses. 

California Pediatric Surgical Group understands that having a newborn in the hospital is extremely stressful for the family. That’s why they spend time answering your questions and outlining what to expect every step of the way. They can also give you a tour of the operating room and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where they’ll care for your baby.

When should I schedule a prenatal consultation?

California Pediatric Surgical Group is available for prenatal consultations at any time during pregnancy. In cases where the disease becomes evident at birth or after, the group is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. One of their expert surgeons will be by your bedside within moments as the need arises.

For elite-level care, call California Pediatric Surgical Group or book online today to schedule your prenatal consultation.

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