Role of an Expert
- Role of an Expert
Role of an Expert
A fertility doctor - Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist - is a specialist in the treatment of both male and female infertility. Fertility doctors carry out multiple roles in the treatment of a vast array of infertility conditions. For women who are planning to have children in the future, a fertility doctor will create plans using IVF and fertility preservation technology.
There are many layers to the role of a fertility doctor.
- Diagnosing the cause of infertility
- Surgically treating infertility medical conditions
- Developing a customized treatment plan
- Implementing the treatment plan
Working with fertility doctor begins with a complete medical history and diagnostic testing. During this phase, you’ll meet with the fertility doctor and provide medical background about yourself, your spouse, your history with pregnancy, and your history of infertility treatment.Next, a series of diagnostic tests will be performed.
- Blood work to evaluate hormone levels
- Vaginal ultrasound to evaluate the health of female reproductive organs
Additional tests such as a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy may be performed to evaluate the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The male partner will be required to provide a semen sample to evaluate his fertility. The results from these tests allows your fertility doctor to create a specialized treatment plan
Once the root cause of your infertility is determined, your fertility doctor will create a customized treatment plan. There are a number of treatment options available based upon each patient’s exact medical needs. By tailoring the approach, fertility doctors are able to achieve higher pregnancy success rates in the most cost-effective way.