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Prenatology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Prenatologyspecialists.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Prenatology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Prenatology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.


Prenatology is available at Hospital de La Familia

6 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Carolina Lopez Valles

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Guadalupe Machado Leon

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Prenatology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

10 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Mario Vega Rich

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Jaime Sanchez

Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Prenatology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Prenatology is available at San Angel Hospital

Listed gynecologists:

Dr. Efraín Martínez Jr. Delgado

Obstetrics Gynecology
Biology of Human Reproduction

Dr. Servando Zarate

Obstetrics & Gynecology

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.


Prenatology is available at San Fernando Hospital

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.


Prenatology is available at Hospital Country 2000

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.


Prenatology is available at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Prenatology is available at Hospital Velmar

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About Prenatology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Perinatology?

This is a branch of medicine that is a subspecialty of obstetrics and it focuses on the care of the fetus and the mother before during and shortly after pregnancy. It also deals with high-risk pregnancies that are complicated. Perinatology is also known as maternal-fetal medicine (MFM).

Who is a perinatologist?

Medical doctors who practice perinatology are known as maternal-fetal specialists or perinatologists. They are specialists in the field of obstetrics and may perform any prenatal tests required, provide necessary treatments and perform relevant surgeries. Although it is highly advised to consult with a perinatologist in high risk and complicated pregnancies, you can consult with one during a low-risk pregnancy. They closely work with neonatologists and pediatricians after birth. They also assist the mother with complications caused by the pregnancy and pre-existing health conditions or concerns.

What services do they provide?
  • Complications can arise during pregnancy and maternal-fetal specialists provide the best care and management to the mother and fetus.
  • They can do a consult or be the primary obstetrician.
  • They also follow up with the patient postpartum and monitor any arising health issues.
  • Perinatologists strive to improve mother and fetus health by preventative measures, diagnosis, treatment and management through education, training and research.

What training do perinatologists have?
  • Perinatologists are medical doctors who have had four years of residency training in gynecology and obstetrics. They also have an additional two to three years training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders affecting the mother and fetus.
  • Perinatologists have to train in invasive prenatal diagnosis, obstetric ultrasound, and management of high-risk pregnancies. Some have additional training in the field of prenatal therapy and fetal diagnosis.

Some of the tests perinatologists are specialists in performing include:
  • Amniocentesis: This test is used to diagnose fetal infections and chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome. It is also used to determine the sex of a child. The test is also known as the amniotic fluid test.
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): This determines the genetic or chromosomal disorders in the fetus. It involves sampling of the placental tissue (chorionic villus) and then testing it for any chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Cardiotocography (CTG): This test is used to record uterine contractions and the fetal heartbeat during pregnancy. This test is also known as the nonstress test.
  • Ultrasound: This test is used to visualize the fetus during routine and emergency prenatal care.
  • Fetoscopy: This is an endoscopic procedure that allows access to the fetus, umbilical cord, amniotic cavity and the fetal side of the placenta during pregnancy.
  • Open fetal surgery: This involves opening the uterus completely so as to operate on the fetus.
  • Fetal blood sampling and transfusion
  • Doppler

Who does a perinatologist treat?
  • Pregnant women who have conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and thrombophilia
  • Pregnant women who are at high risk of pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, and multiple pregnancies
  • Pregnant women whose fetuses are at risk due to congenital or chromosomal abnormalities, infections, maternal disease, growth restriction and genetic diseases
  • Pregnant women with drug use before or during pregnancy
  • Women who have difficulty conceiving

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