At Fertility Specialists of Texas, we believe in giving our patients options – as many options as we can to help them achieve their dreams. This section will provide you with an overview of medical options we offer, including IVF and laboratory techniques, as well as information on our donor and gestational carrier programs.
Clomid and Letrozole
Clomid and letrozole are oral medications often used as first line treatment for ovulatory disorders or unexplained infertility. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the procedure of preparing a concentrated sperm specimen of the most active, motile sperm and inserting the washed sperm into the uterus close to the tubal opening. IUI when used in combination with clomiphene citrate (Clomid or Serophene), has been demonstrated to improve chances of conception compared to clomiphene alone.
Injectable gonadotropins therapy involves the use of medications that stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple oocytes each month. Patients who do not respond to Clomid often find greater success with gonadotropin therapy. For example, some women have a thin uterine lining and therefore, benefit from the use of injectable gonadotropins.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the procedure of preparing a concentrated sperm specimen of the most active, motile sperm and inserting the washed sperm into the uterus close to the tubal opening. IUI is recommended for couples that have ovulation problems and are undergoing ovulation induction as well as having failed other treatments such as Clomid alone. Intrauterine inseminations allow timing of ovulation in order to improve chances of conception.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
This is the most advanced treatment option and has the highest success rates. The IVF facility at Fertility Specialists of Texas is one of the most modern facilities in the country. Please review our section on IVF which details each step of the process. Our success rates are nationally recognized, and we stand behind each and every IVF cycle with two programs which assist in the financing of this procedure.
Donor Egg IVF
For patients who need donated eggs to conceive, we coordinate patient IVF cycles with women who have elected to undergo the ovarian stimulation process and have their eggs retrieved for use in patients’ IVF cycles. The process involves a matching process as well as counseling of all parties involved.
Fertility Preservation/Egg Freezing
Fertility Specialists of Texas is pleased to offer our patients one of the latest technologies in our field, egg freezing. We have proven success in this area, enabling women who have to delay childbearing to preserve their fertility by storing eggs before their ovaries are affected by medical therapies such as chemotherapy or by the aging process.
For patients who are unable to carry a pregnancy in their own uterus or who lack a uterus, a viable option is the use of a gestational carrier. We help patients navigate this process to enable them to have a child.
Reproductive Surgery/Tubal Reversal
The main medical conditions that may affect a woman’s fertility and require corrective surgery include uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes from prior tubal ligation, and severe endometriosis. The physicians at Fertility Specialists of Texas are equipped to offer patients surgeries including laparoscopic ablation of endometriosis, robotic assisted uterine myomectomy, and tubal reversal procedures.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
PGD is used in conjunction with the IVF process to screen for select genetic diseases and abnormal numbers of chromosomes including sex chromosomes. This procedure is performed at our state of the art IVF facility at Baylor Frisco Medical Center.