Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Approximately 1 in 6 couple has trouble conceiving. If you’ve been having well-timed, unprotected intercourse for a number of months without results, it may be time to investigate the cause.

Our goal is to offer each patient with services to ensure wellness and a complete approach to the journey of fertility based on your personal needs and wishes. We understand your concerns and we are here to help you as you embark on your journey to grow your family. Confronting the ups and downs of medical treatments can be a challenge, but it is one you will better manage if you are prepared, well informed and have support. This is why our fertility treatments blend science with compassion, combining leading-edge technology and skill with genuine concern and thoughtfulness.

Queens Specialist Hospital’s program for infertility and reproductive surgery offers comprehensive evaluation and care for all stages of infertility resulting from tubal disease, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, poor sperm quality, and idiopathic/unexplained infertility.

Some of our interventions include:

Ovulation Induction for Anovulation

During ovulation induction we use oral, or sometimes injectable, medications to help overcome ovulation issues. We monitor your cycle via blood tests to measure hormone levels and via pelvic ultrasound to scan the ovaries to measure follicle growth and egg maturation.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI, commonly known as Artificial Insemination, can help patients overcome moderately low sperm count or motility, or infertility due to cervical issues, by putting sperm into the uterus at the appropriate time in the woman’s cycle. It is also possible to perform IUI in combination with oral or injectable fertility medications.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF can overcome infertility by combining the egg and sperm outside the body and then transferring the resulting fertilized egg, or embryo, into the uterus. The procedure is used in cases where: the sperm count is very low, there is damage to the fallopian tubes, presence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, or certain unexplained fertility issues.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with IVF

ICSI is a process in which one single sperm is selected and injected into a single egg. This can be especially useful in situations where sperm quantity or motility is very low.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

PGD/PGS are elective procedures that can be added to an IVF cycle. They screen for a number of genetic abnormalities prior to embryo transfer and subsequent implantation. PGD is most commonly used when a couple is seeking to diagnose or screen for a specific genetic disease, such as Tay-Sachs disease, cystic fibrosis, or other single-gene mutation. PGS, on the other hand, is a more generalized test in which the embryo is screened for the number of chromosomes. Abnormalities in the number of chromosomes (aneuploidy) can lead to failed IVF cycles, miscarriages, and/or birth defects. Since gender is also identified during procedures, results can be used to assist with family balancing.