We provide a range of fertility treatments for any couple/individual who receives a diagnosis of infertility and wants to build a family through assisted reproduction, or would like to preserve their fertility for the future. This includes heterosexual couples, single individuals and LGBTQIA couples and individuals.
Many factors affect the type and course of fertility treatment recommended, including:
- Long-term family building goals (i.e. how many children?)
- Personal preferences
- Duration of infertility
- Unique reproductive needs
Developing a treatment plan
The doctors at Fertility Specialists Medical Group, who are board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), can help individuals and couples understand the treatment options available.
We look at all factors to find the best fitting fertility treatment for each patient, and collaborate with our patients to determine the fertility treatment plan that suits them best.
Contact us today to discuss your fertility options.
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IVF compared to other infertility treatments
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), in vitro fertilization (IVF) accounts for less than 3% of infertility services.
This shows that there are many other options available for those with infertility or reproductive needs, from do-it-yourself lifestyle changes we can recommend to less invasive treatment options.
IVF is the most effective assisted reproductive technology for many patients, but it can also be more expensive and time consuming. We help our patients evaluate whether IVF is the best option or if other fertility treatments might be the better course given cost, time commitment and likelihood of success.
FSMG is not driven by IVF success rates. Our definition of success is following the best fertility treatment course to give each individual or couple the best opportunity to achieve their family building goals in a manner in which they are comfortable and confident.
Infertility treatment & reproductive services at FSMG
Below you will find our primary fertility treatment options. We are equally committed to each type of treatment.
Infertility Diagnosis & Testing
When a couple has tried to conceive unsuccessfully for a year (or six months if the woman is older than 35), infertility testing and evaluation is recommended to diagnose the cause of infertility.
This will include a thorough evaluation of both the male and female partners to determine female infertility, male infertility or a combination of both, as well as what fertility treatments can best address problems identified.
Ovulation induction it a treatment option for those with irregular ovulation or for those who don’t ovulate, also known as anovulation. This procedure uses medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce and release an egg(s) and can be combined with timed intercourse or IUI.
Fertility preservation allows individuals to freeze eggs or embryos in order to preserve fertility at a time in reproductive life when eggs are most likely to be chromosomally and metabolically normal. Patients can then use these cryopreserved eggs or embryos at a later time when they are ready to build a family.
Oncofertility is the field of reproductive medicine that works with oncologists (cancer doctors) to provide options for cancer patients who wish to preserve their fertility prior to undergoing treatments that may impact future fertility.
Embryo donation can be used to help an infertile individual or couple achieve pregnancy using embryos donated by an individual or couple. After IVF, patients sometimes have unused frozen embryos. These can be donated in a non-identifying manner to another infertility patient, or can be donated to further research in a variety of areas of medicine.