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FCI History

FCI Milestones

June 2009
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute opens at St. Mary’s Health Center with a team of experienced fetal surgeons, specialists and nurses.

June 18, 2009
First fetal surgery performed at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. An amniotic band was removed from Charlie’s leg while he was still in the womb, saving it from amputation.

December 3, 2009
First EXIT delivery at St. Mary’s Health Center


January 22, 2010
First EXIT delivery at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center


March 5, 2010
First set of twins to go home following fetal surgery for TTTS at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.


December 2, 2010
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute moves from SSM St. Mary’s Medical Center in to a state of the art facility at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center


December 2, 2010
First annual St. Louis Fetal Care Institute patient reunion


April 20, 2011
First laser ablation of pulmonary sequestration in North America performed at the
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute


May 20, 2011
First successful open fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair in Midwest performed at the
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.


June 30, 2011
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute team performs the first twin delivery at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, one of whom needed immediate life-saving intervention for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).



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