Fertility Doctor Summary: A Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN is a physician who specializes in women's health and reproductive organs, specifically in regards to causes and treatment of infertility. A Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN is also qualified to diagnose and treat hormonal dysfucntions in both men and women whether or not they are related to infertility.
Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN Related Specialty:
Reproductive surgery is a specialty within the OBGYN field that is closely related to a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN that offers surgical intervention for reproductive abnormalities that interfere with conception, pregnancy, and childbirth.
Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN Procedures and Treatments:
A reproductive endocrinology OBGYN uses patient interviews, physical examinations, tests, and other diagnostic procedures to create a treatment plan for women and men affected by infertility. Treatment options take into account the patient's lifestyle and emotional needs. A Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN may deal with medications, genetic issues, artificial insemination, IVF, donor eggs, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. These specialists work closely with patients offering education and treatment to improve fertility and chance of conception.
A Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN will complete a medical doctor degree and necessary hands on experience required. An additional residency is required to gain education and experience in the OBGYN field of practice that may take 4 to 7 more years to complete. A 3 year fellowship program is also required in the specialty of reproductive endocrinology. In order to finally become a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN, candidates must pass board examinations for OBGYN and then additional board examinations from reproductive endocrinology.
Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN Associations:
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes and provides standards for specialties within the OBGYN field including Reproductive Endocrinology. Once board certified, a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN can join the American Society for Reproductive Medicine or several other associated societies.
Fertility Doctor FAQs: Why would I see a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN?
Patients would see this type of specialist if they are having trouble getting pregnant or if they have repeated experience with miscarriage.
If I see a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN, does that mean I will need IVF?
IVF is just one form of treatment available to help with infertility issues but it is not one of the most commonly used treatments for successful fertility.
Where can I find a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN?
You can search through Wellness.com's list of providers to find this specialist closest to you. You may also receive recommendations from your family doctor or your current OBGYN.
Can a Reproductive Endocrinology OBGYN treat male infertility?
These specialists treat biological infertility issues that affect both women and men to increase fertility.
Fertility Doctor Related Terms: OBGYN, reproductive, reproduce, fertility, infertility, fertility treatments, IVF, ovarian, ovaries, sperm, implant, uterus, endocrine, hormone
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