Infertility problems can be devastating, but there are very effective treatments to significantly improve the likelihood of conception. At the Center for Urogynecology and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Rafael Perez helps couples from South Miami, FL, address infertility issues using the most innovative and appropriate techniques for optimal results.
Both men and women can have issues that affect fertility. The most common causes in women are:
In men, common causes include:
Genetic disorders, some chronic diseases, and chemotherapy and radiation treatment can also cause fertility problems in both men and women.
The first step in determining the cause of infertility is to schedule an office visit to decide if testing is in order. It's important to note that many couples can have some difficulty conceiving, especially if their lives are very stressful. Often, conception occurs once these issues are resolved. Infertility is defined as actively trying to become pregnant for 12 consecutive months without success; however, some couples decide to undergo testing earlier. Diagnostic testing begins with medical histories of both partners, followed by blood work, semen sampling, diagnostic imaging, pelvic examination, and sometimes, minimally-invasive procedures to look inside the uterus to check for fibroids, structural problems or other issues that could be interfering with conception.
Fertility treatments can include hormone therapy to regulate ovulation or otherwise improve fertility or surgical procedures to remove fibroids, polyps or adhesions, or to correct other underlying issues. IVF (in vitro fertilization) and IUI (intrauterine insemination) can also be helpful for many couples. In IVF, a woman's eggs are removed during a minimally-invasive procedure and combined with the man's sperm in a lab setting. Once fertilization occurs, one or more embryos are implanted into the uterus. In IUI, sperm is collected and placed in the uterus during a minimally-invasive procedure. The goal of IUI is to increase the chances of fertility by increasing the number of sperm that can reach the egg and fertilize it.
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"Excellent. Loved him and his staff, he spent almost 30 minutes talking to me about my medical history and how we were going to proceed."
"Dr. Perez is the best. He remains on point with his responsibilities, he cares for his patients, and asks various questions and listens well."
"He's professional, well mannered. His staff is great! All very sweet and offer exceptional service. I'm glad that I have FINALLY found a good doctor that CARES!"
"He has delivered both of my children via C-section and helped me through an ectopic pregnancy. He gives all your possible options and allows you to make the decisions"
"I have been going to Dr. Perez for about 7 years and he is a excellent Doctor. The office nurse is very friendly and reassuring."
"I have recommended him to all my friends and he excels in specialized cases if you have complicated issues."
"He is an amazing doctor, he is super nice and does a thorough, detail assessment on all his new patients."
"I have now been with Dr. Perez for 9 years. He is easy to talk to and always has a professional demeanor and has a smile on his face."
"My first experience with the doctor was extremely helpful, the doctor answered all my questions and took his time with me."