Treatment Options

A Full Spectrum of Infertility Treatments for Both Men and Women

The board-certified physicians at University Hospitals Fertility Center skillfully treat the most complicated fertility issues using a wide range of treatment options tailored to each patient’s comfort level and needs. Some of these options include:

  • Ovulation induction: Simple oral medications regulate or begin a woman's ovulation
  • Intrauterine insemination: A basic procedure in which sperm is injected directly into the uterus at the time a woman ovulates
  • Tubal sterilization reversal: Outpatient procedure reverses tubal ligation for women who decide they want additional children
  • In-vitro fertilization: This process of removing an egg, fertilizing it and returning it to a woman's body to carry is a safe and often the best option for couples having trouble conceiving
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): A revolutionary option for men with low sperm counts where a single sperm is injected directly into an individual egg retrieved from the woman's ovaries
    • Embryo cryopreservation: Where excess embryos from a single procedure are frozen for implantation at a later date
    • Egg donation: Gives couples the opportunity to select donor eggs to be used in in-vitro fertilization treatment
    • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): Testing performed to determine whether a genetic condition carried by a parent(s) has been transmitted to the egg or embryo
    • Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS): For parents who have no known genetic abnormalities, their embryos are screened for chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidy)
    • Surrogacy: When pregnancy is inadvisable or impossible for a woman, a couple may choose to have a surrogate carry their child following in-vitro fertilization
  • Fertility preservation: When a man or woman is diagnosed with cancer, he or she can receive counseling on the options available to preserve either sperm or eggs prior to cancer treatment
  • Sperm banking: Preserves a man's sperm for future fertilization in the event of potential fertility challenges, such as cancer, an upcoming deployment or a vasectomy
  • Egg freezing: Allows a woman to electively freeze her eggs at a younger age for use at a later date

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