News and Current Events
The “News and Current Events” page provides links to important fertility topics including articles written by our physicians, videos, and practice “happenings.”
January 14, 2016
Eggs donors help many couples realize their dreams of having children. There is currently a shortage of egg donors in the Charlottesville area. See the article from NBC29.
View our new video on egg freezing and fertility preservation.
Optum has designated Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia as an Optum Center of Excellence for the treatment of infertility. Optum is a recognized leader in the infertility market within the insurance and employer community. To qualify as a Center of Excellence, an infertility program must have strong clinical outcomes and a stable, appropriate administrative organization. The outcome criteria include implantation rate, pregnancy rate per transfer, and rate of twin births. The administrative criteria include comprehensive reproductive services, physician credentials, and facility operations and staffing.
libertyChampion© reports on first baby of the year year conceived with help from Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia.
Dr. Williams at the Virginia Senate advocating for the rights of infertile couples.
For couples struggling with infertility issues, starting a family can become an intense emotional experience, including battles with loneliness and depression. Chris Williams, MD quoted in “Our Health” provides an in depth review of advances in infertility treatment and the common causes of and treatments for infertility.
Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia welcomes to our practice Dr. Laura Smith. A Charlottesville native, Dr. Smith went to Boston to complete a 3 year Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The region is very fortunate that she has returned to Charlottesville to join Dr. Williams and Bateman. She is the only female board certified Fertility Specialist in the region and welcomes new patients. Please see her complete biography.
Martha Jefferson Hospital Newsroom presents an article by Christopher Williams, MD concerning the advanced reproductive technology, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This is an in depth article discussing all aspects of PGD which is used to screen embryos for certain genetic disorders.
A tubal reversal video performed and narrated by Christopher Williams, MD is added to the Web. This video of an actual tubal reversal procedure is an excellent educational tool for patients considering tubal reversal surgery.
Martha Jefferson Hospital Newsletter, “Clinical Front” – Dr. Christopher Williams discusses In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The Martha Jefferson Hospital Newsroom presents many articles and videos across all therapy areas. Excellent patient information for users to browse.
Several educational videos are shown on our "Videos" page.