Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
The reproductive endocrinology and infertility physicians at Inova Women’s Hospital treat many extremely challenging cases of infertility. Our physicians handle a range of reproductive problems from tubal disease to age-related infertility, male factor infertility, and other issues such as endometriosis and unexplained infertility.
Many of our patients have failed in vitro fertilization elsewhere or were excluded from further treatment because of high follicle stimulating hormone, poor ovarian reserve, age or other rigid criteria. These women are offered hope and are able to find the help that they need through the efforts of the physicians at Inova Women’s Hospital. Inova Women’s Hospital physicians remain on the forefront of innovation in the field of infertility. We offer a comprehensive array of reproductive services from ovulation induction to stimulated cycle IVF and egg donor IVF. In addition, the members of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology offer innovative techniques including preimplantation genetic screening of embryos and egg/embryo cryopreservation for fertility preservation in those women who are facing cancer or other diagnoses that may affect future fertility.
Our physicians are dedicated to reducing the risk of fertility treatments, such as multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The physicians of Inova Women’s Hospital transfer fewer embryos than the national average and have one of the lowest multiple pregnancy rates in the nation. Many cycles of IVF are performed with no fertility drugs at all (natural cycle IVF) or with minimal medications (miniEIVF). Since the region’s first natural cycle IVF birth in 2007, the Inova Women’s Hospital Reproductive Infertility and Endocrinology Division has grown the largest such program in the United States, having initiated more than 2,000 cycles.
Meet our reproductive endocrinology and infertility teaching faculty