Although a majority of our practice may look fertility based, as board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialists at an academic medical center, our core practice does include numerous hormonal or other problems related to menstrual cycle abnormalities, abnormal hair growth, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, bone loss, menopause, and hormone therapy. We are also experts at minimally invasive surgery. Here is a list of some of our services.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is defined as fertility treatment that involves removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries and combining them with sperm in a culture dish in the laboratory. Indications of ART include but not limited to, male infertility and female infertility related to tubal factor, endometriosis, or anovulation after failure to achieve pregnancy with ovulation induction and in unexplained infertility cases if empiric treatment fails.
Most of the fertility promoting surgeries performed by our physicians utilize minimally invasive surgery techniques allowing the discharge of our patients home on the same day without needing an overnight hospital stay. These techniques include laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and mini-laparotomy.
Egg (oocyte) donation offers many women with various infertility conditions a realistic chance of pregnancy. These conditions include premature ovarian failure (early menopause), prior poor response to ovarian stimulation, advanced reproductive age, inheritable genetic disease, recurrent pregnancy loss and prior multiple in vitro fertilization (IVF) failures.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination involves processing of the semen sample in the laboratory, then inserting a flexible plastic catheter through the cervix to deposit processed sperm sample in the uterus.
Ovulation induction is applied in different ways specific to the reason of infertility. It can be used for restoration of ovulation in women with chronic anovulation or it can be used to enhance pregnancy rates in ovulatory women with various infertility factors. For the latter, the term “superovulation” is often used since the main aim here is to stimulate more than one mature follicle.
The UF Health Reproductive Medicine team evaluates and treats female and male cancer patients for fertility issues and fertility preservation. Infertility may be caused directly by a cancer of the reproductive system or indirectly by treatment for cancer elsewhere in the body. We offer several clinical and research options for men and women with cancer who face potential loss of fertility from chemotherapy and radiation therapy, including treatments available only through clinical trials.
Resources & Links
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Endometriosis Association
- Fertile Hope
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
- Reproductive Facts
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
News & Media Releases
- 3 Commonly Used Medications to Treat Unexplained Infertility
- The miracle makers
- Celiac disease and infertility: Is there a link?
- Pesticides And Sperm Quality: Can They Make Men Infertile?
- Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for the past 40 years
- UF Health Shands Hospital first academic health facility in Florida to receive national Baby-Friendly designation
- Researchers uncover genetic and hormonal origins behind the evolution of sex organs
- Medical specialty one-stop shop at new UF&Shands at Springhill practice in northwest Gainesville