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Infertility Treatment Lubbock, West Texas
The Center for Reproductive Medicine specializes in a full range of infertility procedures, including everything from reproductive surgery to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation. Contact our office in Lubbock, West Texas or explore the page below to learn more about our services.
- In-Vitro Fertilization
- Reversal of Tubal Ligation
- Gestational Surrogacy
- Frozen Embryo Transfer
- Transvaginal Ultrasound Monitoring of Ovarian Follicle Development
- Oocyte and Embryo Donation
- Husband and Donor Intrauterine Insemination
- Induction of Ovulation and Artificial Insemination
- Micromanipulation of Gametes
- Management of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Operative Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy
- Microsurgical Tubal and Ovarian Reconstruction
- Medical and Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis
- Surgical Correction of Congenital Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract
- Management of Menopause, including Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Diagnosis and Management of Delayed Precocious Sexual Development
- Evaluation of Hirsutism/Virilization
- Medical and Surgical Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
- Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
- Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
Transvaginal Ultrasound Monitoring of Ovarian Follicle Development
Also called transvaginal sonography, this technique requires that a special ultrasound transducer be inserted into the vagina, where it will examine the ovaries, uterus, uterine lining, and other pelvic structures. It has become a vital tool for diagnosing causes of infertility. It can also be used to monitor progress during the ovarian stimulation phase of in vitro fertilization.
Husband and Donor Intrauterine Insemination
During intrauterine insemination (IUI), a man's sperm is inserted into the uterine cavity through a catheter near the time when a woman begins ovulating. IUI increases the likelihood of pregnancy because sperm bypass the cervix and a higher number have a chance to get closer to the egg.
IUI is typically performed when there is a low sperm count or motility, the sperm and cervical mucus are incompatible, or when a man is impotent or suffers from premature ejaculation. Sperm may come from a partner or from a donor.
Micromanipulation of Gametes (ICSI)
For many patients, intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) allows very infertile men to raise a family. During this procedure, the eggs are retrieved from the wife or a donor and fertilized in a lab via direct single sperm injection into the egg. The resulting embryos are then implanted into the mother’s uterus as in IVF.
Management of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Recurrent pregnancy loss can be devastating as well as confusing for everyone involved. At the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, located in Lubbock, we work closely with each individual patient to help her understand the reasons for their losses and to discuss her personal treatment options.
Operative Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy
A significant technological advance, laparoscopic surgery allows us to view the inside of a patient's abdomen, including the reproductive organs, through a small, tube-like device known as a laparoscope. The laparoscope functions like a lighted telescope inside the patient's body. It allows us a clearer view of the internal organs in a minimally invasive way and can even be used to remove ovarian cysts, adhesions in the pelvic area, endometriosis or an obstructed fallopian tube.
During the procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia, the abdomen is filled with a carbon dioxide gas, and the laparoscope is inserted through a small incision. The gas is removed after the procedure is complete, and the incision is closed. One common use of laparoscopic surgery is for diagnosing and treating endometriosis, but it has other uses as well.
Microsurgical Tubal and Ovarian Reconstruction
Microsurgical tubal reconstruction is a viable option for patients whose fallopian tubes are blocked, making it difficult to get pregnant. This surgery, which can be performed laparoscopically or by conventional surgery methods, clears away scar tissue and other obstructions.
Medical and Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis
Endometriosis, which occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, is not only painful, but it can also make it difficult to carry a pregnancy. This condition is usually treated with laparoscopy. Medications can also be helpful.
Surgical Correction of Congenital Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract
A congenital abnormality could be the root of your infertility. This includes abnormalities such as a uterine septum. For proper diagnosis and, if necessary, surgical treatment, contact the office of Dr. Janelle Dorsett, serving Lubbock and surrounding communities.
Management of Menopause, including Hormone Replacement Therapy
Just because you are entering menopause, it doesn’t mean that you must suffer its accompanying side effects, such as hot flashes. We offer several alternatives to make the transition more comfortable. These include hormone replacement therapy, which is a medical treatment program consisting of estrogen or an estrogen/progesterone combination.
Diagnosis and Management of Delayed Precocious Sexual Development
In normal sexual development, puberty is initiated when the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary to release gonadotropins. When this happens prematurely, a child may begin puberty as early as five or six years old. Dr. Dorsett is able to detect signs of precocious puberty and offer successful treatment through hormones and other options. Contact our Lubbock office today to help your child experience normal development.
Evaluation of Hirsutism/Virilization
Dr. Dorsett has the training and resources to help properly diagnose and treat hirsutism, a hormonal condition marked by excessive hair growth. Virilization, a more severe form of the condition, involves the development of male physical characteristics in women.
Medical and Surgical Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
Typically found in the uteruses of women in their 30s and 40s, fibroid tumors are usually benign. These tumors cause significant pain and heavy bleeding, however, and can grow as large as a grapefruit. They are also associated with infertility. Although their cause is unknown, these tumors can be treated with medication or surgery.
Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
Like in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT) requires that eggs and sperm be collected and then mixed together in a petri dish. The difference between the procedures is that with GIFT, fertilization occurs inside the woman’s body and not in the dish, as with IVF. This process allows the embryo to be in a natural environment from as early on as possible.
Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
During zygote intra-fallopian transfer (ZIFT)—which mirrors many of GIFT’s characteristics—the egg is fertilized outside the body and returned to the fallopian tubes rather than mixed with the sperm in a petri dish.
Contact Our Office
If you are interested in learning more about in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation, or other procedures, contact our Lubbock office, serving all of West Texas, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Janelle Dorsett.