Staggered-IVF involves the use of Preimplantation Genetic Screening of advanced embryos (blastocysts) to identify those that are euploid (“competent”) and thereupon the subsequent transfer to the uterus of embryos identified as being chromosomally “competent” in later cycle(s) of … Read more
Dr. Sher Blog
Official Blog of Dr. Geoffrey Sher
Endometriosis is a complex condition where, the lack or relative absence of an overt anatomical barrier to fertility often belies the true extent of reproductive problem(s).
All too often the view is expounded that the severity of endometriosis-related infertility is … Read more
All multiple pregnancies pose a risk to both mother and offspring. Pregnancy induced maternal complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, antepartum and post-partum hemorrhage become progressively more prevalent the higher the multiple gestation. For the babies, it is an … Read more
Most pregnancy induced placental complications that compromise placentation and intrauterine development have their origin in conditions that present prior to conception. As such, a patient requiring IVF presents her RE with a golden opportunity to preemptively identify and address such … Read more
Indiscriminate selection and use of protocols of Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) can be decidedly detrimental to egg and embryo competency/quality especially when it comes to IVF conducted in women on opposite sides of the spectrum of response to fertility … Read more
About 1/3 of infertility is caused by a male factor, one third by a female factor and another third is due to a combination of both male and female factors. Thus, in more than 50% of cases, a male … Read more
In 2005, my associate Levent Keskintepe PhD and I introduced Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) with the ability to identify all chromosomes in the embryo’s cells, into the field of IVF.
This approach, which is now widely used throughout the world, … Read more
Neither sex contributes more heavily than the other to infertility problems. Roughly one‑third of all infertile couples can trace their infertility to the woman, one‑third to the man, and one‑third to both partners. In practice this means that in >50% … Read more
I am very proud to be featured in a new documentary film, VEGAS BABY, which follows several of my patients gambling on infertility treatment and the emotional, physical and financial costs involved. Amanda Micheli, the director, has struggled with infertility … Read more