Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome


Director for the Center for Fetal Therapy at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Ahmet Alexander Baschat, answers frequently asked questions about Twin-to-Twin Transfusion syndrome:

·         What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

·         How common is TTTS?

·         When is a mother typically diagnosed with TTTS?

·         What happens if it goes untreated?

·         How is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome typically treated?

·         What are the risks of this procedure?

·         What can a patient expect after this procedure?

·         Is there any special follow up required after the birth of the twins?

·         Why refer to Johns Hopkins for this procedure?



Ahmet Baschat

Ahmet Baschat, MD