What To Expect at Stony Brook University Hospital:  A Multidisciplinary Team Approach 

Surgery ImageThe Center for Placenta Accreta Spectrum at Stony Brook University Hospital provides much needed comprehensive services for the women of Long Island. Our program was developed and designed with a team of highly skilled physicians and nurses who are trained in the management of placenta accreta spectrum through a multidisciplinary team approach. 

Once the team has confirmed the diagnosis and know what type of placental problem a mother has, we begin to start delivery planning.  The patient will have individual consultations with the different members of the multidisciplinary team involved in her care. Specific management decisions will be made during regular multidisciplinary meetings. Shared decision making with the patient and the team is made throughout the pregnancy. Communication is one of the key components to our success, both amongst the health care providers and with our patients. Psychological support and social services can also be provided as needed for women and their families. 

Our Accreta Team at Stony Brook

Our placenta accreta team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are always team members on-site and on-call for emergency situations. 

Our team is comprised of: 

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists
  • Gynecologist-Oncologists
  • Obstetric Anesthesiologists
  • Urologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • MRI Radiologists
  • Blood Bank - Pathologists 
  • Neonatologists 
  • Perinatal Social Worker
  • Specialized Obstetric Nurses
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Specialists
  • Obstetric Gynecologists

Our on-site intensive care facilities include:

  • Adult Intensive Care Units (ICU) 
  • Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - able to accommodate all gestational ages
  • Blood bank with massive transfusion protocol (located right next to labor and delivery)
  • Intraoperative blood salvage (cell salvage) services