The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility: In recent years, the field of reproductive medicine has soared to new heights and the developments seen in assisted reproduction are astounding. At The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center we have consistently achieved among the highest success rates in assisted reproduction in the world. Improved stimulation protocols accompanied by remarkable laboratory innovations have revolutionized treatment possibilities for the infertile couple as well as for those suffering from reproductive problems.
Our world-renouned program is headed by IVF pioneer Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., who has been instrumental in developing new fertility-enhancing protocols and has performed extensive investigation into the study of advanced recombinant-derived gonadotropins and their role in the producing mature, high quality sperm and eggs. The development of a highly successful egg donation program at NY-Cornell has made it possible to achieve pregnancies in women who have premature ovarian failure. Egg donation, first developed in the United States by Dr. Rosenwaks, has also made it possible to answer many key questions about human reproduction. Our center boasts a world-class IVF team assembled by laboratory innovators Gianpiero Palermo, M.D., Lucinda Veeck, h.D.Sc., and Helen Liu, Ph.D., whose outstanding andrology, embryology and endocrinology laboratories have brought the program to heightened success.
The goal of our clinical program is to provide advanced medical and surgical care for infertile couple which includes ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and the care of female hormonal imbalances such as hirsutism or irregular menses, as well as tubal reconstruction, hysterosalpingography (hysteroscopy), and laser and laparoscopic surgery. At the center, patients may avail themselves of a myriad of options in the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) ranging from in vitro fertilization (IVF), preimplantation genetic testing to participation in one of the most successful egg donation programs in the country. We offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as the preferred micromanipulation procedure, the treatment of choice for male factor infertility. This procedure has been used with great success in couples who have had poor fertilization or whose male partners have too few sperm for conventional methods of in vitro insemination. Moreover, we provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment in reproductive endocrinology and gynecology, as well as correction of disorders of sexual development. In-house psychological counseling is available for those couples undergoing IVF or considering adoption or childfree living.
A close collaboration with our reproductive urology collegues, Marc Goldstein, M.D. and Peter Schlegel, M.D. of NY-Cornell's Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, makes our program unique for the combined treatment of male and female reproductive problems.
Infertility research at the center is a joint effort that unites many scientific disciplines and affords a broad background in new reproductive techniques, embryology and the latest breakthroughs in molecular genetics including the analysis of human chromosomes and spermatids by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), the labeling and identification of the human sperm centrosome and isolation of the sperm cytosolic factor.
This briefly summarizes the multitude of services available at The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, since our vast resources (as part of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center network) also encompass partnerships with some of the world's most important biomedical research institutions and acute-care hospitals including Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and The Hospital for Special Surgery. Together with these fine institutions and our superb physicians and outstanding scientists, we are able to remain at the forefront of patient care and education and continue to be pioneers in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility.
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