Medical City Dallas
September 16, 2022

Multidisciplinary team available round the clock to help moms deliver babies safely

DALLAS – Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas now provides comprehensive, expert care for pregnant women diagnosed with placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) through a multidisciplinary team of physicians with a wide range of specialties.

PAS occurs during pregnancy when the placenta becomes abnormally attached to the uterine wall and other organs. If left untreated, the placenta will not normally detach after the baby is born, leaving a mother with a high risk of bleeding and other severe and life-threatening conditions.

“It takes a multidisciplinary placenta accreta spectrum team consisting of a wide range of specialties to ensure advanced, comprehensive care is available,” says John Lazenby, MD, chief medical officer of Medical City Dallas. “Our specially trained OB-Gyns, interventional radiologists, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, urologists, coordinators and care teams deliver world-class and innovative care."

PAS most often occurs during a second or third birth, following a C-section. With regular prenatal care, PAS is most often diagnosed around the twentieth week of pregnancy during routine maternal-fetal imaging — such as an ultrasound. Patients with PAS may be referred to Medical City Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Institute to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity level. In some cases, PAS is not detected until delivery, so it's vital to have an expert, multidisciplinary team available immediately upon the birth of the baby.

“Our Placenta Accreta Program provides the highest level of comprehensive care for mother and baby. It leverages a team approach around the clock to offer extra peace of mind for parents,” says Jay deVenny, CEO of Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas. “This program further exemplifies why so many parents from North Texas turn to Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas as the destination of choice for high-quality women's care.”

Medical City Dallas is the only healthcare system in North Texas to include a full-service children's, adult, and specialized women's hospital on the same campus. Medical City Dallas is a Level IV Maternal Designation hospital with a Level IV NICU, the highest maternal and neonatal intensive care level available.

Learn more about placenta accreta spectrum services and labor and delivery at Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas.