Best Pittsburgh Infertility Specialists

1 doctor found for 'Infertility Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Najib G Wakim, MD
Infertility Specialist
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
(412) 641-1600
1- 1 of 1 Infertility Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Infertility Information:

Infertility Specialists are medical physicians that assist couples, and sometimes individuals, who want to become parents but for medical reasons have been unable to achieve this goal via the natural course. Also known as Reproductive endocrinology and infertility physicians (REI), they practice a surgical sub specialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility.

One should go see an infertility specialist if they have been struggling to get pregnant for over a year, or are over 35 and have been trying for over six months.

Infertility specialists treat infertility, which is the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. To put it simply, it's the problem of not being able to get pregnant, or carry a pregnancy for a full term. Procedures include but are not limited to: ovulation induction, surgical interventions, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization or the use of an egg donor or a sperm donor, blood tests, urine tests, pelvic exams and transvaginal ultrasound.

An infertility specialist is a sub specialty of OB/GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician).