Fertility Treatments

There are a variety of infertility treatments available today to help couples have children. Sometimes, people think that infertility treatment by a fertility specialist is synonymous with in vitro fertilization. IVF may be the best treatment choice in many cases, however, the vast majority of patients conceive with “lower technology” procedures such as IUI or medications such as Clomid.

The news media often presents stories on the high technology of IVF and associated procedures. Very rarely, if ever, will you see a story about the millions of women who became pregnant with oral medications such as Clomid, “routine” surgeries, or other treatments. IVF enables over a hundred thousand couples each year, including those with severe male factor infertility, to have healthy genetically related children.

The Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia, a fertility clinic located in Charlottesville, VA, offers all treatments for infertility from oral medications such as Clomid, injectable medications such as Gonal-F (FSH), Follistim, or Menopur combined with IUI, to IVF and all of its associated micromanipulation procedures such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and other procedures.

Our fertility sub-specialists, located in Charlottesville, VA., have undergone the most extensive advanced training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and have attained their board certifications. There are approximately 500 practicing board certified reproductive endocrinologists, infertility specialists in the United States.

Our fertility specialists begin with a complete evaluation of both partners. The results of these fertility tests will help the physicians decide which treatment is most appropriate for each individual couple. Many factors are considered in this decision including personal circumstances, cost, and the likelihood of pregnancy and delivery.

Some conditions causing infertility often have a surgical solution. For example, if the fallopian tubes are blocked, as shown in the HSG (hysterosalpingograms), laparoscopic surgery is the treatment of choice. Surgery on the reproductive organs is extremely delicate and in most cases should only be attempted by a trained fertility surgeon. During their training, our fertility specialists conducted hundreds of supervised surgeries to hone their surgical skills. Our fertility specialists teach other physicians laparoscopic surgery techniques at the University of Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. Please see our tubal reversal Web site.

Our services are listed below;

Assisted Reproductive Technologies Fertility Testing
IVF Estradiol and other Hormone Tests
Donor Egg- Egg Donation HSG (hysterosalpingograms)
ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) Hysteroscopy
Assisted Hatching Semen Analysis
Blastocyst Transfer Surgery
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) Laparoscopic Surgery
Oocyte (egg) Freezing for fertility preservation Hysteroscopy
Embryo Freezing for fertility preservation Tubal Reanastamosis
Sperm Freezing for fertility preservation Tubal Cannulation
Fertility Treatments Tubal reconstruction
FSH Ovulation Induction Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Fertility Medications Congenital Abnormalities of female reproductive organs
IUI with FSH Stimulation Uterine Fibroids and Polyps
Donor Sperm Insemination Myomectomy
Treatment of Ovulatory Dysfunction Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Sperm Abnormalities Congenital Abnormalities of female reproductive organs
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)  
Endometriosis  
Recurrent Miscarriage  
Premenstrual Syndrome  
Endocrine disorders