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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

The Vanderbilt Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility team provides treatment to those who are struggling with fertility-related issues and other complex conditions that negatively affect reproduction. If you’re one of the 10%-15% of couples who are confronting fertility challenges, you understand the stress and anxiety that are part of the journey. You’ve felt overwhelmed, experienced the unjustified stigma and struggled with self-doubt. Now it’s time for you to feel supported, understood and, perhaps for the first time in a long time, hopeful. Our team of fertility and reproductive experts will walk with you through the fertility process step by step — explaining options, administering treatment and putting you back in control of your body and your life.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Highly skilled team.  Our doctors are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. With more than 25 years of experience in helping patients address infertility-related issues, they’ve seen almost everything. What does that mean for you? It means that this is where you’ll find the expertise needed to diagnose and treat conditions that might be standing in the way of successful conception, pregnancy and delivery. And it means that you’ll be working with doctors whose primary goal is to help you find a path forward.  
  • Collaborative care. There are many complex medical issues — affecting women and men — that can adversely affect the ability to become pregnant. We’ll determine what those issues are and put together a team that draws from specialists from throughout the Vanderbilt system. From urologists to endocrinologists to maternal-fetal medicine doctors, all of the expertise is right here.
  • Personalized care. It’s your body — so it should be your decision about what type of fertility treatment to pursue. We’ll give you comprehensive information about options available for your specific condition. Then, you’ll choose which is right for you, and we will support your decision.
  • Innovative research and treatment options. A key area of research for our team of doctors is home-based hormone testing. The purpose of this is to develop a way that patients can perform this testing themselves without having to make so many trips to see their doctor while being treated for fertility-related issues. Also, as part of an academic medical center, we can provide you the newest and most innovative treatment options. We screen for common causes of miscarriage — such as Down syndrome and extra or missing chromosomes. We can also test IVF embryos for genetic disorders before implantation, including but not limited to sickle cell, Huntington’s, BRCA 1 and 2, Tay-Sachs, hemophilia and cystic fibrosis. Any genetic disorder where the cause is known may be amenable to preimplantation genetic testing.
  • MyHealth at Vanderbilt. Part of providing excellent care involves consistent communication. MyHealth at Vanderbilt makes that process simple and convenient online. It’s a place for you to ask questions or discuss concerns with us without having to come to the office.

Conditions We Treat

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Egg and sperm donation
  • Embryo, egg and sperm freezing
  • Fertility preservation
  • Health history
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Laparoscopy or radiographic study of the fallopian tubes
  • Ovarian reserve testing
  • Ovulation induction (fertility medications)
  • Preimplantation genetics testing
  • Semen analysis
  • Sonohysterography
  • Ultrasound

Locations

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Cool Springs
2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 230
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 343-5700
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Vanderbilt Fertility Clinic
2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 250
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 343-5700
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Care Team