TTTS Treatment Macon GA

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Ta-Jung Lin, MD
(478) 718-6640
1550 College St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Of Med Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan (244-02 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Woodrow Wilson Gray Jr, MD
(478) 742-0059
840 Pine St Ste 910
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Central Geor, MacOn, Ga
Group Practice: Mercer University Dba Mercer Health Systems

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Paul Evert Chandler, MD
(843) 662-2299
1504B Hardeman Ave
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Advanced Women's Care

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John Aziz Souma, MD
(478) 741-8862
Medicine Center Central Ga Pox 6000
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Central Geor, MacOn, Ga; Coliseum Med Ctr, MacOn, Ga
Group Practice: Mercer University Dba Mercer Health Systems

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Joe Clarence Robinson, MD
(803) 328-2401
840 Pine St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Carol Wanna
(478) 742-6738
682 Hemlock St # 210
Macon, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Teresa Major Luhrs, MD
(478) 742-6738
840 Pine St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Central Geor, MacOn, Ga; Coliseum Med Ctr, MacOn, Ga
Group Practice: Women For Women's Health

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Chukuemeka Obinna Okehi, MD
(478) 742-8466
840 Pine St Ste 900
Macon, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jule Cody Neal, MD FACS
380 Hosp Dr
Macon, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgia
Graduation Year: 1943

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Kerry D Holliman
(478) 742-6738
682 Hemlock St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a disease of the placenta. It affects pregnancies with monochorionic (shared placenta) multiples when blood passes disproportionately from one baby to the other through connecting blood vessels within their shared placenta. One baby, the recipient twin, gets too much blood overloading his or her cardiovascular system, and may die from heart failure. The other baby, the donor twin or stuck twin, does not get enough blood and may die from severe anemia. Left untreated, mortality rates near 100%.

Cause of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

The cause of TTTS is attributed to unbalanced flow of blood through vascular channels that connect the circulatory systems of each twin via the common placenta. The shunting of blood through the vascular communications leads to a net flow of blood from one twin (the donor) to the other twin (the recipient). The donor twin develops oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid) and poor fetal growth, while the recipient twin develops polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), heart failure, and hydrops. If left untreated, the pregnancy may be lost due to lack of blood getting to the smaller twin, fluid overload and heart failure in the larger twin, and/or preterm (early) labor leading to miscarriage of the entire pregnancy.

Some general treatment approaches consist of using laser energy to seal off the blood vessels that shunt blood between the fetuses. Because the surgical approach is via an operative fetoscope, there is minimal risk to the mother. Laser therapy for TTTS has been shown to provide improved pregnancy outcomes compared to alternative therapies. Although all treatment options should be discussed with your fetal surgeon.

Frequency of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

1 in 7 monochorionic pregnancies are afflicted with TTTS.

Diagnosis and Staging of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

The in utero diagnosis of TTTS is established by ultrasound. First, the presence of a shared placenta (monochorionic) confirmed. Ultrasounds performed earlier in the pregnancy may be useful in establishing the chorionicity (number of placentas). Ultrasound findings such as a single placenta, same fetal sex, and a "T-sign" in which the dividing membrane inserts perpendicular to the placenta are helpful in diagnosing a monochorionic twin gestation.

TTTS is then diagnosed simply by assessing the discordance of amniotic fluid volume on either side of the dividing fetal membranes. The maximum vertical pocket (MVP) of amniotic fluid volume must be greater than or equal to 8.0 centimeters in the recipient's sac, and less than or equal to 2.0 centimeters in the donor's sac.

Although TTTS is diagnosed via ultrasound, women with a monochorionic or monoamniotic pregnancy can be alerted to certain symptoms that may require medical attention. Symptoms may include a sudden ...

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