“I think the most important thing is establishing trust with the patient."
Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Bridgeport Hospital of Connecticut recently featured Dr. Andrew Levi, MD in the “Ask the Experts” section of their Hospital Magazine, in addition to a video interview in which Dr. Levi focused on vital fertility treatment questions.
In the magazine article Dr. Levi clarified how a woman’s age affects the “grace period” for attempting to conceive naturally. He also discussed the right time to seek medical assistance for infertility and the most common tests and fertility treatments currently available to both men and women. He reviewed some of the factors involved when a specialist creates a customized treatment strategy and how that strategy is tailored to a patient’s specific needs. “A successful treatment,” said Levi, “may involve hormonal support with the use of drugs, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and in some cases surgical solutions.”
In his video interview, Dr. Levi offered a thorough description of what a patient should expect during their first visit to Park Avenue Fertility Clinic. He emphasized the value of building a close connection with the intended parent. “I think the most important thing,” underlined Dr. Levi, “is establishing trust with the patient. Because this is not like other physician practices, where they only see them once, we know that we are going to have a relatively long relationship with that patient. When we’re talking about how people start or extend their families, we take this very, very seriously.”
Dr. Levi went on to explain how prior medical history and current test results impact the course of the future treatment. He defined general areas of concern, commonly addressed during the testing stage. For women those typically are:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Ovarian reserve (the number of eggs in the ovaries)
- Anatomic abnormalities in fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus
- Problems with ovarian function (absent or rare ovulation)
In men, testing procedures are less complicated and normally consist of semen analysis, which helps determine the quantity, quality and anatomical health of the sperm. Another common problem can involve anatomic defects in male reproductive organs, most of which are surgically correctable. Dr. Levi mentioned that, when working with couples, you could avoid unnecessary delays that may extend the duration of the treatment if both partners are tested at the same time. “The good news,” said Dr. Levi, “is that we can help almost all cases of infertility.”
When it comes to infertility management, it is hard to overestimate the importance of working with a qualified and caring doctor. A board-certified fertility specialist, Dr. Andrew Levi, MD, FACOG, prides himself on an excellent record of successful treatments that result in healthy births. In their testimonials, Dr. Levi’s patients repeatedly underline his compassionate approach to the sensitive issues of infertility, along with his patience and commitment to high professional standards. Park Avenue Fertility offers a full spectrum of testing and treatment options, providing advanced solutions to a variety of fertility problems including In Vitro Fertilization, Donor Insemination, Frozen Embryo Transfer, Laparoscopic Surgery and many more.
Dr. Levi currently sees his patients in two conveniently located offices, in Fairfield and Trumbull, CT. Call Park Avenue Fertility Clinic offices today at 203-254-6000 or 203-372-6700 to schedule an appointment or visit http://www.parkavefertility.com/.