Other Fertility Services
Some fertility patients need the help of a sperm donor in order to become pregnant. The selection of a sperm donor is an important decision. We offer resources and guidance to assist patients in all aspects of conception, including choosing an appropriate sperm donor for their needs and goals.
To preserve fertility for women who have undergone cancer treatment or simply wish to postpone childbearing years, we offer advanced egg freezing. Our process allows women to preserve healthy, young eggs, for the best chance of successful pregnancy when the time is right.
Modern techniques make it possible to fulfill the dream of having a daughter or a son. For many reasons, including sex-based genetic disease, couples wish to select the gender of their baby. We offer IVF with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), with results approaching 100 percent reliability.
Used in conjunction with IVF, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS) are reliable techniques for determining an embryo’s gender or condition. PGD can detect the presence of genetically-transmitted disease, such as cystic fibrosis, and can screen for chromosomal normalcy.
Some women undergo a procedure to prevent pregnancy, and then experience a renewed desire for a baby. Outpatient tubal reversal surgery at Pacific Fertility Center can successfully restore your fertility. Our doctors are able to reverse a tubal ligation for patients in 90 to 95 percent of cases.
For women who do not naturally produce eggs or who ovulate irregularly, ovulation induction can help you achieve pregnancy. We may prescribe or administer medication to help you ovulate, or in some cases, enhance chances of conception by increasing the number of eggs released per cycle.
The treatment for female infertility is based on the underlying cause, which can range from ineffective timing of intercourse to irregular ovulation or issues with reproductive organs. When no issues can be found, couples often elect to undergo intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination).
Treatment for male infertility is based on the underlying cause, which may be related to low sperm count, low sperm motility, infection, or swollen testicular veins. Advanced Intracytoplasmic injection (ICSI) treatment, in which a single sperm is inserted in the egg, is a very promising solution.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a technique that involves the injection of sperm directly into the uterine cavity through the cervix. By performing sperm washing and choosing the most motile sperm specimens, we can enhance the chances of conception.
Caused by hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) results in the formation of cysts on the ovaries. PCOS patients who have irregular menstrual cycles may need help achieving pregnancy. Fertility medications can stimulate ovulation, and IVF is another potential solution.
For effective infertility treatment, it is important to know whether male or female factor infertility is the cause. In our in-house lab, expertly trained specialists use the latest methods to perform semen analysis. We also have the resources to conduct more advanced semen tests, if needed.