Center for Thrombophilia
For women who have had a previous challenging pregnancy, the Center for Thrombophilia and Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy is focused on the diagnosis and treatment needed to support a healthy future pregnancy.
What Is Thrombophilia?
Thrombophilia refers to an inherited or acquired predisposition to develop blood clots, which can interfere with the body’s ability to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Many recent reports in the medical literature have linked some adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as recurrent miscarriage and various pregnancy complications, poor fetal growth, placental abruption, preeclampsia and stillbirth, with thrombophilia.
Our center specializes in screening for this condition, so women can receive the proper treatment.
Preventing Pregnancy Loss
After dealing with a pregnancy loss or a complicated pregnancy, many women worry about the chances of this happening again. Effective prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes is an area of active research in obstetrics. Fortunately, preventative therapy and effective treatments do exist, and the Center for Thrombophilia and Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy is dedicated to helping pregnant women successfully manage this condition.
Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary program offers answers and explanations to women who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome and recommends and coordinates treatment when it is indicated. Our expert team of clinicians will work directly and closely with your referring obstetrician/gynecologist to accomplish this goal.
We offer an unprecedented combination of expertise, technology and medical resources. The entire team is sensitive to both the physical and emotional aspects of treating thrombophilia and preventing recurrence of an adverse pregnancy outcome.
What to Expect
Prior to your visit, one of our nurse clinicians will contact you to review your medical and obstetrical history. The nurse will also attempt to get medical records pertaining to your prior pregnancies and any tests that have already been performed. By compiling a detailed history of your health issues, we will become fully educated about your unique situation and requirements, so that we can make the most accurate diagnosis possible.
After a thorough review of your history with the physician, a comprehensive evaluation will typically be ordered. This can include a detailed laboratory evaluation, ultrasound examinations, specialized genetic testing and any other tests that are indicated.
You will then have the opportunity to meet with the physician again to review the test results and to discuss the recommended treatment approach.
Our physicians are maternal fetal medicine specialists who have completed an additional three years of fellowship training beyond an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in order to gain a higher level of competency.
For more information, or to arrange for a consultation, call (516) 622-5155.