Giving New York great fertility results with low-complexity therapies.
Our greatest priority at Kofinas Fertility Group is helping you start the family of your dreams — not just with our genuine compassion, but also with as little inconvenience and financial burden as possible. Our low-complexity therapies are generally our first-wave attempt at helping people with relatively uncomplicated fertility cases achieve a healthy pregnancy. These therapies are less expensive and less invasive but can still be very effective at helping you conceive.
To maximize your chances of an optimal outcome, we typically use our main low-complexity fertility therapies — intrauterine insemination (IUI) and ovarian stimulation — together.
Boosting your chance of starting a family with intrauterine insemination.
Using either a sperm sample from the male partner or donor sperm, one of our experts at Kofinas Fertility Group will place a high concentration of active sperm directly into the uterus. We generally use IUI in instances when a women’s uterus is normal and her fallopian tubes are clear, and also when a male has fertility problems, such as low sperm count or low volume.
We start your IUI treatment by monitoring the woman’s blood in order to identify the optimal time for a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injection, which triggers ovulation. Once we trigger ovulation, the man will provide us a semen sample, and our skilled specialists will wash the sample and prepare it for insertion. Using a thin, flexible tube called an insemination catheter, your doctor will painlessly place the sample into your uterus. Generally, you will receive two IUI treatments at 12 and 36 hours after your hCG injection.
No anesthesia is necessary for IUI and you can return to your daily life shortly after we administer the sample. You will receive the sample in your physician’s office, and he or she will give you a thorough explanation of what to expect both during and after your procedure.
Improving your fertility with leading-edge ovarian stimulation medications.
In order to give you the best chance of experiencing parenthood, we offer the full range of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) medications. By prompting your ovaries to develop ovarian follicles and produce multiple eggs, we increase your chances of a successful pregnancy. Some of our advanced fertility medications include:
- Clomiphene citrate (Clomid & Serophene) – Stimulates the hormones necessary for ovulation to occur.
- Gonadotropins (Bravelle, Follistim, & Gonal-f) – Causes the development of one or more ovarian follicles.
- Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (Menopur & Repronex) – Stimulates the ovaries in order to induce ovulation.
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Novarel, Pregnyl & Profasi) – Helps mature eggs and triggers ovulation, and also helps with the preparation of the uterus’ lining for implantation of an embryo.
Using blood tests and ultrasound exams, we will monitor your progress throughout your treatment until you’re finally pregnant with a healthy child and beginning a new, wonderful chapter in your life.
To learn more about our low-complexity therapies, or to schedule an appointment, call 718-340-3611. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.