Meet Dr. Courtney Stephenson, star surgeon and PMC's new Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
A high-risk pregnancy can come with an incomprehensible diagnosis. You may be confused and uncertain, but a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) can help you understand and navigate the path forward. Luckily, nationally-known MFM Dr. Courtney D. Stephenson DO FACOG has opened a practice in Fort Mill, PMC Maternal Fetal Medicine, conveniently located off I-77.
This is Piedmont Medical Center's first dedicated women's care line of MFM, and they have provided advanced facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and first-class ultrasound machines that can view fetal structures as early as 11 weeks. These tools help Dr. Stephenson diagnose fetal anomalies in the first and second trimesters, valuable to women needing reassurance and peace of mind as early as possible in pregnancy. Learn about the services provided at PMC MFM.
Understanding the sense of urgency that comes with a life-threatening diagnosis, Dr. Stephenson allows time in her schedule for walk-ins and immediate availability. Although she is affiliated with the Piedmont Medical Center Physician Network, anyone can request a consultation no matter their OB provider or where they're delivering.
With over 18 years of experience, she has been trained in fetal ultrasound by some of the leading sonologists and mentored by world-leaders in intra-cranial ultrasound imaging. Over the past decade, Dr. Stephenson has consistently been recognized as a “Top Doctor,” locally and nationally, with over 30 awards for excellence in patient care, innovations in medicine, and she was noted as one of Mecklenburg’s 50 Most Influential Women.
Dr. Stephenson earned global recognition by becoming one of only a few physicians in the United States who provide the life-saving intrauterine fetoscopic laser surgery to treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). She was the first woman in the U.S. to open a de novo fetal care surgery center. Since then, she has treated hundreds of fetuses in utero and surgically treated close to 300 fetuses for TTTS with survival rates of over 92%.
Whether an expectant mother is concerned about a medical or health issue or is worried about her unborn baby's growth or development, we are here to provide a thorough, detailed evaluation, support and understanding.
It's no wonder women travel from all over the country for appointments with Dr. Stephenson! Her patient testimonials are truly moving and are confirmation of the tremendous care, reassurance, and expertise she provides to patients.
Dr. Stephenson will provide outpatient prenatal diagnosis and maternal-fetal care in Fort Mill, SC while also continuing her commitment and affiliation with University of North Carolina’s Fetal Care team at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. Through this affiliation with UNC Medical Center, Dr. Stephenson will continue to provide lifesaving intrauterine surgery to fetuses in utero for the women in the southeast U.S. who need this expertise. Learn more.