Female Fertility

If you are trying to conceive or want to proactively preserve fertility, the fertility specialists at The Advanced Fertility Center offer several advanced fertility care options to suit your needs, from fertility pills to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). We offer in-office procedures that include fertility tests and screenings and specialty procedures. We also provide information on the IVF process and address all your questions and concerns regarding IVF and all other treatment options. Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following services depending on your fertility needs, as determined by you and your fertility doctor.

Freezing & Banking

Egg Freezing & Banking

Fertility can be affected by a number of different factors, including disease, lifestyle, career, or age.

Egg freezing may be available to those diagnosed with cancer who have not yet begun chemotherapy or radiotherapy, those undergoing treatment with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) who do not consider embryo freezing an option, and those who would like to preserve their future ability to have children for other personal or medical reasons.

If you are currently diagnosed with cancer and have not yet started chemotherapy or radiation therapy, contact our office immediately to see how we can help you preserve your fertility.

Sperm Freezing & Banking

You may want to discuss sperm freezing with your doctor if:

you are about to undergo a vasectomy
you have a low sperm count or are producing sperm that are deteriorating in quality over time
you have difficulty producing a sample on the day of fertility treatment
you have a medical condition which may result in infertility later in life, e.g., Klinefelter syndrome
you are facing medical treatment that may affect your fertility, for example, some forms of cancer treatment.

Semen cryopreservation is a procedure to preserve sperm cells. Semen can be used successfully indefinitely after cryopreservation. For human sperm, the longest reported successful storage is 21 years.

Age and Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing in this case is used to extend the biological clock for women. If you know you want a family in the future but are worried about fertility and conception success with age, this might be a great option for you.

Female fertility begins declining during her 30s. By mid-30s the decline accelerates to reach minimal pregnancy potential by the time the woman reaches age 45. In addition, women over 35 women have an increased risk of miscarriage and/or genetic abnormalities in their children.

Vitrification

Vitrification is a flash freezing method that prevents the formation of ice crystals inside the egg, which can damage it under other conventional freezing techniques.

Procedures

In Vitro Fertilization

Depending on the fertility issue, the eggs and sperm used in IVF may be the couple’s own or may come from donors.

Donor Sperm Services

At the Advanced Fertility Center, we can provide information for couples needing sperm donors.

Ovulation Induction

The use of medications to stimulate one or more follicles on the ovaries.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Procedure performed in office to prepare sperm and place within a woman’s uterus to help achieve pregnancy.

Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm

The process of intrauterine insemination with donor sperm.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment

A coordinated therapy plan to treat women with ovulatory dysfunction who have a higher risk of developing endometrial cancer or with conditions related to metabolic disorders.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is becoming more widely accepted among patients and doctors as a way to aid in the process of achieving a pregnancy. It has been used to treat some but not all causes of infertility. Many studies have suggested that acupuncture around the time of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation may improve pregnancy; however, additional studies have not supported this conclusion.
How Does it Work?
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

Couple’s Assistance

Couple’s Prenatal Therapy Referrals

The journey trying to conceive can be challenging and is more than just medical procedures. We can recommend reputable therapy centers to mentor and counsel you through every step.

LGBT Parenthood

Currently, an increasing number of LGBT couples are using assisted reproductive technology to become parents and we are here to give you the options that best fit your needs. Lesbian couples have many different options when it comes making the dream family a reality, including Intra Uterine Insemination, reciprocal IVF, IVF using donor sperm, IVF using donor eggs, IVF using donor embryos and Gestational carriers (Surrogate Uterus). Gay men who want to have a family have the option of donor egg and gestational carriers.

Testing

Treating Recurring Pregnancy Loss

A detailed analysis of a women’s health that can reveal variables influencing recurring pregnancy loss, including hormonal imbalances and immunologic or anatomic problems. Based on imbalances or deficiencies, we can develop a therapy plan to bring the body back into healthier, more fertile stability.

Genetic Testing

We offer screening to couples that reveals information for over 100 genetic diseases.

Ovarian Reserve Testing

Testing that evaluates a woman’s ovarian reserve (egg supply) and allows a physician to better develop a treatment plan to achieve conception.

Nutritional Testing

Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies through SpectraCell testing that suggests targeted supplementation to enhance natural conception and reduce pregnancy complications.

Advanced Technology

Robotic Abdominal and Cervical Cerclage

An outpatient procedure that can decrease the chance of a miscarriage or premature delivery by keeping the cervix safely closed during pregnancy. The cerclage may be done laparoscopically through a cervical approach.

Robotic Treatment of Endometriosis

An outpatient reproductive procedure that through laparoscopy, removes lesions (endometrial tissue outside the endometrium) with advanced laser equipment, including da Vinci® robotic-assisted instrumentation and Firefly visualization technology.

Robotic Tubal Reversal (Tubal Ligation Reversal)

An outpatient microsurgery that reconnects blocked sections of a woman’s fallopian tubes, allowing eggs to move through the tubes or sperm to travel up the fallopian tubes to join an egg. Robotic instrumentation, aided by the da Vinci® system, enhances surgery’s precision. The procedure can also be used to reverse a tubal ligation to allow a woman to achieve further pregnancies.

Robotic Uterine Repair

An outpatient procedure in which a thin, telescopic instrument is used to examine the size, lining and shape of the uterus and to diagnose any abnormalities that may affect fertility or cause miscarriages. The combination of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy helps to recreate a more normal uterus.

Myomectomy

Surgical procedure using the 3D high-definition da Vinci® vision system that removes uterine fibroid tumors using robotic instruments while still protecting the uterus.