In 1999, Dr. Al-Malt, a board certified perinatologist, opened Fetal Diagnostic Center of Orlando. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and OB-GYN.
Your primary obstetrician decides if your pregnancy is high risk. Our physicians and highly skilled professional staff will work closely with your primary obstetrician to develop a comprehensive plan of care to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
During your visit, you will receive an in-depth consultation with Dr. Al-Malt to discuss your pregnancy needs and concerns. If a procedure is necessary, Dr. Al-Malt will provide a detailed explanation of the risks, benefits, limitations and alternatives of the procedure. Due to the nature of our practice, we ask that you make every effort not to bring small children with you to your appointment. We offer only the highest quality of care and in order to achieve our goals we need to focus on you and your concerns.
Fetal Diagnostic Center of Orlando specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of high risk pregnancies. We are committed to providing the highest level of expertise through compassion and dedication to excellence.
What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) is the branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. Management includes monitoring and treatment including comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, genetic amniocentesis, and fetal surgery or treatment. An obstetrician who practices maternal-fetal medicine is also known as a perinatologist. This is a sub specialty to obstetrics and gynecology.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists are obstetrician-gynecologists who undergo an additional 2-3 years of specialized training in the assessment and management of high-risk pregnancies. As a result, they are able to take care of pregnant women who have special medical problems (e.g., heart or kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, and thrombophilia), pregnant women who are at risk for pregnancy-related complications (e.g., preterm labor, pre-eclampsia, and twin or triplet pregnancies), and pregnant women with fetuses at risk because of chromosomal or congenital abnormalities, maternal disease, infections, genetic diseases, and growth restriction. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are trained in obstetric ultrasound, invasive prenatal diagnosis using amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, advanced procedures such as targeted fetal assessment using Doppler ultrasound, fetal blood sampling and transfusion, fetoscopy, and open fetal surgery.