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Valley Perinatal is a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) practice dedicated to reducing pre-term delivery and creating the best possible outcomes for high-risk expectant mothers. Directed by Dr. John Elliott, MFM specialists at Valley co-manage pregnant women alongside their OB/GYN, leading to higher gestational ages and decreased NICU admissions.

Top Maternal-Fetal Medicine Doctors, AZ

Valley Perinatal providers, Hugh Miller, MD and Kathleen Kuhlman, MD are recognized, among four other Arizona-based Maternal-Fetal medicine doctors on the CastleDonnolly Top Doctors. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ selection process begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals and asks them to identify excellent […]

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Valley Perinatal and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center significantly lower extreme pre-term births

Valley Perinatal Services today announced that as a result of the leadership of its perinatologist, Dr. Ravi Gunatilake, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center was able to decrease the number of extreme pre-term births by 43 percent in the second half of 2016. Births before 28 weeks of pregnancy are known as extreme pre-term births and have only […]

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Incarcerated Uterus

An advanced maternal age and gestational diabetic patient who was 50 years of age was co-managed at Valley Perinatal. This was her third pregnancy, the two prior were both delivered vaginally. At 11 weeks the patient had a severe urinary obstruction. In order to correct this, the patient was given a rectal examination for reduction […]

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