More than 6 million women in the United States struggle with infertility. The inability to get pregnant as planned can affect your physical and emotional health and strain your relationship. At Premier Physician Health Associates in West Hills, California, board-certified physician Gary Ott, MD, offers fertility treatment to diagnose and manage your fertility and increase your chances of conception. Call the office today to schedule a consultation.
At Premier Women’s Health Associates, fertility treatment refers to the evaluations and treatments Dr. Ott offers to women struggling to conceive. Infertility is common, but it doesn’t mean you won’t get pregnant.
For women, infertility is most often caused by issues related to ovulation and may be due to an underlying gynecological issue, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Structural issues, such as blockages within your fallopian tube, may also affect your ability to conceive. These structural issues may be something you were born with or due to damage from an underlying gynecological condition, such as endometriosis.
With his fertility treatments, Dr. Ott focuses on finding and addressing the underlying cause of your infertility.
If you’ve actively tried to get pregnant for 12 or more months (or six months for women 35 and older) without success, then it’s time to call Premier Women’s Health Associates for an evaluation and discussion about your fertility options. Multiple pregnancies that end in miscarriage also benefit from an evaluation by Dr. Ott.
You can expect comprehensive care from Dr. Ott when seeking fertility treatment. He begins by reviewing your medical and gynecological history. He may then conduct a physical and pelvic exam and request various diagnostic tests, such as a tubal assessment, to further assess your reproductive health.
Any obstruction, disease, or damage to your fallopian tube may affect your ovulation. During a tubal assessment, Dr. Ott performs one of two tests: a hysterosalpingogram, which is an X-ray that assesses flow through your fallopian tubes, or laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure that allows him to assess your reproductive organs and surgically correct any issues affecting your fertility.
After your examination, Dr. Ott determines the fertility treatment that will improve your chances of conception. These include:
With artificial insemination, sperm is delivered directly to your cervix or uterus to improve the chances of conception.
If your infertility is related to issues with ovulation, Dr. Ott may recommend fertility medication or supplements to regulate and improve ovulation.
Dr. Ott may recommend both artificial insemination and medication to give you the best possible chance for conception.
For a fertility consultation with Dr. Ott, call Premier Women’s Health Associates today.