Understanding Fertility Treatments with Dr. Edward J. Nejat of Generation Next Fertility
Are you struggling to conceive and considering fertility treatments? We delve into the world of fertility treatments on the Know & Do Better Podcast with Dr. Edward J. Nejat, the practice director of Generation Next Fertility in New York City. Dr. Nejat is an esteemed fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist, known for his patient-centric approach and expertise in various fertility treatments. In this blog post, we will explore the basics of fertility treatments and the role of different practitioners in the process.
Determining Patient Goals
When a patient visits Generation Next Fertility, the initial step is to establish their goals and aspirations regarding family planning. Dr. Nejat emphasizes the importance of understanding the patient’s desired number of children and long-term family planning goals. This information plays a crucial role in customizing the treatment approach to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Building a Patient-Doctor Relationship
Dr. Nejat recognizes the vulnerability and emotional challenges that patients face when seeking fertility treatments. At Generation Next Fertility, the focus is on creating a supportive and compassionate environment. The initial consultation serves as an opportunity to establish rapport, actively listen to the patient’s concerns, and provide guidance throughout the fertility journey. The clinic aims to be more than just a healthcare provider but also a partner for patients on their path to parenthood.
Collaboration Among Practitioners
Fertility treatments involve a multidisciplinary approach, requiring the expertise of various professionals. At Generation Next Fertility, a team of approximately 75 staff members, including clinical assistants, laboratory technicians, stenographers, and finance specialists, work together to provide comprehensive care. Each team member plays a vital role in ensuring patients receive the highest quality care and support.
Different Fertility Treatment Options
Dr. Nejat explains that fertility treatment options vary depending on individual patient needs. The initial evaluation typically involves a vaginal ultrasound and blood tests to assess hormone levels, infectious diseases, and genetic factors. Additional tests, such as hysterosalpingograms (HSG) to check fallopian tube patency, may be recommended if necessary.
One common treatment approach is intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves monitoring the female partner’s natural cycle and inducing ovulation through medication. This is followed by the introduction of concentrated sperm into the uterus, either from the male partner or a donor. For patients requiring more advanced intervention, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is often recommended. IVF involves stimulating the ovaries with medications to produce multiple eggs, retrieving the eggs, fertilizing them in the laboratory, and transferring the resulting embryos back into the uterus.
Customized Treatment Plans
Dr. Nejat emphasizes the importance of tailoring treatment plans to meet individual patient needs. For patients with diminished ovarian reserve or previous unsuccessful IVF cycles, Generation Next Fertility specializes in mild stimulation protocols. These protocols involve lower medication doses to retrieve a similar number of higher-quality eggs, improving the chances of success.
Addressing Infertility Causes
In addition to endometriosis, various other factors can impact fertility. Both male and female factors can contribute to infertility. Generation Next Fertility takes a comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing these causes. Male factor infertility is evaluated through semen analysis to assess sperm quantity and quality. Female factor infertility is assessed through tests such as ultrasound, blood work, and hysterosalpingograms to evaluate the condition of the reproductive organs.
Fertility treatments can provide hope and a path to parenthood for individuals and couples struggling with infertility. With Dr. Edward J. Nejat and the dedicated team at Generation Next Fertility, patients receive personalized care, guidance, and support throughout their fertility journey through understanding patient goals, fostering strong patient-doctor relationships, and utilizing a collaborative approach.