Science | Doctors offered an abortion, but family opted for a first-of-its-kind procedure
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/02/17, 01:20 pm
Surgeons at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother’s uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported.