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Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Infertility

Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Endometriosis, as discussed in a prior blog, is a condition found in women of reproductive age which commonly causes symptoms of pelvic pain and difficulty conceiving. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), up to 50% of women with endometriosis may have subfertility, reducing the probability of having a […]

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Zika Virus & Pregnancy

What is the Zika Virus and how can you get infected? The Zika virus was first reported in South America in 2015, and has since spread to many parts of the world. Like other viruses in the same “family”, it is mainly spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Infected mosquitos now found in […]

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Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  An article was published this month in Fertility and Sterility which focused on new developments in the medical treatment of endometriosis1. Before understanding the new developments, let’s discuss some of the traditional treatment strategies and their limitations. As discussed in the blog reviewing endometriosis causes, we know that it is an estrogen-dependent disease and […]

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Endometriosis – An Overview

What is it? Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue located outside of the uterus. It has been estimated to affect up to 10% of reproductive aged women and as high as 25-50% of women with pelvic pain and/or unexplained infertility1,2. Endometrial implants can range from 1 mm superficial peritoneal […]

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Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

What is Pre-implantation Genetic Screening? Chromosomal abnormalities are the most common cause of miscarriage in the first trimester and a leading cause of congenital abnormalities in live born infants. Unfortunately, rates of chromosomally abnormal embryos increase with maternal age, correlating with increased risk of miscarriage, genetic diseases, and infertility. For women between the ages 35-39 […]

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Dr. Bayrak to attend 2016 Gala For The Children

Dr. Bayrak will be attending the 2016 GALA FOR THE CHILDREN hosted by A Place Called Home, a non-profit organization that provides South Central children and teens 8 years old – 21 years old with love, safety, enrichment, training, and opportunities through educational programs, counseling, and mentorship. Dr. Bayrak will be auctioning his services at the silent […]

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Should we test embryos using PGS with IVF treatment routinely?

The short answer to this complex question is “no” but the common and popular current answer is probably in some cases. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) or some practitioners as they call it preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are tests that fertility doctors use to determine whether an embryo is genetically or more so chromosomally normal or […]

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Free Fertility Seminars – APRIL 18 & 20

FREE FERTILITY SEMINARS: April 18 & 20, 2016 Monday April 18, 2016 Location: LA IVF Pasadena – 10 Congress St #509, Pasadena, CA 91105 Time: 6pm-8pm Topic: POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS) AND OVULATION PROBLEMS Wednesday April 20, 2016 Location: LA IVF West Los Angeles – 2080 Century Park E #400, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Time: 6pm-8pm Topic: EGG FREEZING AND FERTILITY PRESERVATION

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PGD (PGS) | PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS (SCREENING)

PGD (PGS) refers to obtaining information about the genetic and chromosomal make-up of an embryo or egg prior to implantation. The goals of testing include improvement of the chances of pregnancy within an embryo transfer cycle, lowering the risk of having a miscarriage and increasing the likelihood of having a healthy baby. PGD can test […]

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Free Fertility Seminar – January 13 & 15

FREE FERTILITY SEMINARS: JANUARY 13 & 15, 2016 Wednesday January 13, 2016 Location: LA IVF West Los Angeles – 2080 Century Park E #400, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Time: 6pm-8pm Topic: MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY: WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS? Friday January 15, 2016 Location: LA IVF Pasadena – 10 Congress St #509, Pasadena, CA 91105 Time: 6pm-8pm Topic:TUBAL DISEASE: WHAT ARE THE […]

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