Placental Disorders Care Team

Our goal is to assure the best possible treatment and outcomes for you and your baby. The Placental Disorders Program provides you with access to world-renowned experts in surgical and medical care for expectant mothers and newborns. This comprehensive, collaborative team works together to meet the complex care needs of women with placenta previa, accreta, increta or percreta. Your care team may include specialists from:

  • High-Risk Obstetrics – Obstetricians who specialize in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies
  • Neonatology – Pediatricians who specialize in treating ill and premature newborns
  • Gynecologic Specialists – Gynecologists who have expertise with complex pelvic surgeries
  • Pediatric Radiology and Interventional Radiology – Physicians who use high-resolution images to help the team understand where the placenta is located and perform non-invasive vascular procedures
  • Vascular Surgery – Surgeons who specialize in operating on blood vessels
  • Obstetric Anesthesia – Anesthesiologists who specialize in providing anesthesia and pain relief to pregnant women
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Services – They provide the necessary resources when patients require blood

Learn more about these teams and their work at Stanford University School of Medicine.
 
Additional support services include social services, spiritual care, and breastfeeding support.

Placental Disorders Program Director and Coordinator

  • Deirdre Lyell, MD – Medical Director
  • Stephanie Neves – Administrative Coordinator