Is IVF the Right Fertility Treatment for You?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a popular treatment for different types of patients.
The best way to determine whether IVF is right for you is to speak with a fertility specialist. At Los Angeles Reproductive Center's offices in Encino and Bakersfield, CA, Drs. Marc Kalan and Nurit Winkler can perform a thorough evaluation and recommend the best course of action for your needs.
What Can IVF Treat?
IVF is useful for patients who have:
- Not had success with fertility medications or intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Have tubal issues
- Are interested in gender selection
- Are interested in fertility preservation
- Experienced recurrent pregnancy loss
- Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)
- Male factor infertility
- And more
However, we do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach and recommend IVF on a case-by-case basis.
Ideal Candidates for IVF
Good candidates for IVF should:
Have eggs which can be retrieved from the ovaries and sperm adequate to fertilize those eggs. Even when egg or sperm supply is low, IVF can be successful.
Determining Your Candidacy
To determine whether IVF is right for you, we will perform a series of screenings, including an ovarian assessment with ultrasound and blood work, sperm testing, genetic screening and a uterine cavity exam. These tests help us identify the quantity and quality of your eggs, cause of infertility, and any factors that may negatively affect your chances of success with IVF. At our world-class fertility clinic, we use the latest technology for the most accurate diagnosis.
After an examination and testing, the doctor can make a more definitive recommendation.
Alternative Fertility Solutions
While IVF is one of the approaches we use, we also offer a broad spectrum of additional fertility treatments, including IUI and surgery. In addition, mini IVF is an option depending on a patient's ovarian reserve and for patients who prefer not to create many embryos for ethical reasons. At LARC, we take pride in helping our patients achieve their goals through the best means for their circumstances. Every fertility treatment is approached with the highest level of compassion and personalization for the best possible experience.
Schedule Your Consultation
We are passionate about helping our patients achieve their dream of becoming parents. Begin the process by scheduling a consultation, contact us online or call us at (818) 946-8051. Drs. Winkler and Kalan can determine whether IVF or another treatment is your best option.