How do I know if I need to see a fertility specialist?
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse, or multiple miscarriages. For women over 35 who have been trying to conceive for six months, or for those with known ovulation problems, endometriosis or if the male partner has a low sperm count, it is appropriate to seek evaluation and treatment sooner.
If you have any questions about your fertility, please call our office or send us an email. Our fertility specialists would be happy to meet with you to provide additional information and answer any questions you might have about your options and medical care at RMA of Philadelphia.
Do the doctors at RMA of Philadelphia have any special training in infertility treatment?
Each of our doctors completed fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. They each also passed written and oral examinations to become Board Certified specialists in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Drs. Freedman, Castelbaum, Gutmann and Gocial are among approximately 800 physicians in the U.S. who have achieved this highest level of certification and training in infertility and reproductive medicine.
I already have a child and now I cannot get pregnant. Is this common?
We treat many women and men who experience secondary infertility. Subtle changes in ovulation, causing diminished fertility, as well as other causes, can be easily identified and treated effectively. Typically, treatment for most cases of secondary infertility is straightforward and often successful.
I have had several miscarriages. Can you help me?
Miscarriage is a common, and often traumatic, reproductive problem. We perform a comprehensive evaluation of both partners to determine the cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. Typically, the likelihood of a successful pregnancy is very good.
What treatment options are offered at RMA Philadelphia?
The doctors at RMA are fully trained specialists who evaluate and treat every aspect of reproductive health and infertility, including ovulatory problems, endometriosis, tubal disease, male infertility and unexplained infertility.
RMA also offers a full range of fertility treatment options that encompass all aspects of assisted reproductive technology (ART), including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). We have an extremely successful donor egg program for women with diminished ovarian reserve or menopause. We also offer a gestation surrogacy program.
Our surgical expertise includes laparoscopy for fallopian tube repair, laser treatment of endometriosis and ovarian cysts. We also specialize in treatments for fibroids and microsurgical and laparoscopic approaches to tubal reversal.
Do you treat women with fibroids?
Many of our patients are choosing to preserve their uterus despite having multiple fibroids. Many fibroids can be removed through the hysteroscope on an outpatient basis. Larger fibroids located in the muscular part of the uterus would require laparoscopic surgery or abdominal surgery with inpatient hospitalization.
If my husband has an abnormal semen analysis, should he see a doctor at RMA of Philadelphia, a urologist or both?
We recommend talking with the doctors at RMA as a first step. We work collaboratively with many urologists who specialize in male infertility.
Why should I make an appointment at RMA of Philadelphia as opposed to another infertility practice?
The goal at RMA is to help our patients have a healthy baby in the fastest time possible, using the least invasive yet most effective therapies available. From the moment a patient contacts our office, you will be welcomed by a warm, compassionate and knowledgeable staff. Our fertility doctors and nurses are committed to delivering personalized care to help each patient achieve their goal of parenthood. We are proud of our superb pregnancy rates with both ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Infertility treatments can be very expensive. How do I know what will be covered by my insurance?
RMA of Philadelphia participates with most insurance plans in and around the Delaware Valley. Our office staff will work closely with each patient to help determine insurance coverage. We also offer several financing plans and options to help patients best manage the cost of care.
How do I make an appointment at RMA of Philadelphia?
Appointments can be made by calling one of our offices or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each patient will receive information about our practice and instructions for the first visit with us. We are always available to answer any questions or provide information.