Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility
We understand the challenges many couples face when trying to become pregnant. Our multidisciplinary team in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility are experts in treating infertility and will work with you to develop a treatment plan unique to your needs.
The following tests are available to evaluate structural, hormonal and other elements that can affect either member of a couple’s fertility.
- Gynecological exam
- Blood tests to determine hormone levels
- Structural analysis of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries
- Exam to check for endometriosis and scarring
- Ovarian reserve testing
- Genetic testing
- Pelvic ultrasound to look for uterine or fallopian tube disease
- General physical exam
- Semen and sperm analysis
- Blood test to determine the level of testosterone and other male hormones
- Transrectal and scrotal ultrasound.
Once a source is identified, treatment options may range include fertility drugs, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or surgical options to correct structural problems. Before implantation using an IVF procedure, a singlecell genetic diagnosis of an embryo is performed to screen for cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, and sickle cell disease or other genetic defects.