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Incompetent Cervix/Cervical Insufficiency Treatment

Transabdominal Cerclage

Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine offer a variety of treatments for women with -- or at risk of -- recurrent pregnancy loss. Specifically, women who deliver during their second trimester because of a weakened, short or insufficient/incompetent cervix often can have the families they always wanted after receiving treatment from our world-recognized experts.

Michelle Arick and her twins, Alyssa and Abigail Michele suffered pregnancy losses and difficult pregnancies on the path to parenthood. After having a transabdominal cerclage treatment at the University of Chicago Medicine, she had twins Abigail and Alyssa. » Read Michele's story

For more than 30 years, women across the country have turned to Arthur Haney, MD for help preventing pregnancy losses. Dr. Haney, a board-certified gynecologic surgeon, is one of the country’s leading experts on cervical insufficiency, a condition that can affect a woman’s ability to carry to full term.

At the University of Chicago medical center, Dr. Haney and his team offer a highly effective treatment for cervical insufficiency that is performed by very few obstetrical/gynecological surgeons in the country. This treatment, called transabdominal cerclage, has a greater than 99 percent success rate among women with the most challenging cases of cervical insufficiency.