Who Should See an Infertility Specialist?

A variety of patients with many different medical problems will ultimately see a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These problems not only include patients who are having difficulty with conception, but those with repeated miscarriages as well as those with conditions such as pelvic pain or pelvic tumors who want to protect their childbearing potential as much as possible as part of their treatment strategy.

Because these problems are complex, Dr Bachus has undergone advanced training in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of these different reproductive conditions.

After completion of a medical degree, a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology was required, which was followed by an additional three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

The infertility fellowship provided the training and experience in the multiple different aspects of assisted reproduction. This includes the management of fertility medications, (ovulation induction), intrauterine inseminations (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

A very important aspect of this training involves the strategies to avoid the complications associated with these treatments, such as multiple pregnancy. It also provided the extensive training necessary for the surgical procedures in the treatment and preservation of fertility, whether it be the treatment of endometriosis that so commonly causes pelvic pain as well as infertility, or the management of uterine or ovarian tumors.

Further reproductive surgical expertise such as reversing a tubal ligation or specific birth defects in the uterus that cause repeated miscarriages is part of this type of fellowship. Dr Bachus received this training at Duke University Medical Center and has over 20 years of experience in the management of these and other reproductive symptoms.

Perhaps one of the most important reasons to consider seeing an infertility specialist relates to time and cost commitments from a patient’s perspective. For those patients with infertility concerns, Dr Bachus makes a conscious effort to help couples achieve a conception as naturally, as effectively, and as inexpensively as possible.

For those patients with gynecologic problems requiring surgery, Dr. Bachus will individualize the surgical approach that strives to achieve the best balance between treating the problem aggressively and allowing for the quickest and easiest recovery times possible.

Most of the surgery can be accomplished on an outpatient basis with the small incisions associated with laparoscopic (fiber optic) surgery coupled with laser therapy.

Finally, the chance for achieving success with conception is tied very closely to a woman’s age. Fertility rates change minimally in their 20s, but when women reach their 30s fertility rates decline. This is particularly true when women reach their mid-30s.

As a result, most experts would suggest that couples not wait beyond six months before seeking a consultation with a fertility specialist. By consulting with an infertility specialist after 6-12 months of attempted conception can provide an opportunity to intervene in a quicker, more natural way at a lower cost.

Our Services

We provide all services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility including an outstanding IVF and donor egg program.

We also offer intrauterine insemination (IUI), medical treatment, and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

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Friday 8AM - 1PM


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