May Grand Rounds: Restorative Surgery

Dr. Patrick Yeung reviews the differences between ART/IVF and Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM) and the importance to offer alternatives to IVF to patients.  Current surgical approaches and factors to consider in timing a laparoscopy for suspected endometriosis.

Dr. José Antonio and Dr. Stanford facilitate Q & A following the presentation.

March Grand Rounds: Endoscopic management of the unexplained infertility, what does it add?

Professor Stephan Gordts presents a systematic minimal invasive exploration of so-called “unexplained infertility” (normal ultrasound/normal HSG) reveals the presence of pelvic pathology on 50-70 % of patients. In the absence of other fertility impairing factors, like male infertility, he looks at the different treatments of these pathologies to create the possibilities for normal conception.

Jan Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds: The Use and Significance of Semen Analysis for Restorative Reproductive Medicine

How should we apply and use semen analysis testing and results in RRM and when should a semen analysis be considered for couples trying to conceive? What parameters should be evaluated, how are they measured and what is the clinical significance of the results?
Are there laboratory tests that have been abandoned because of ART, that could have application towards RRM? What about at-home “male fertility” testing kits? View this presentation and discussion with Craig Turczynski, PhD.

August Grand Rounds: The role of diet and lifestyle on reproductive health

Prof Sunni Mumford will discuss emerging research investigating the role of vitamin D and other lifestyle and dietary factors on female reproductive health and couple fertility. Dr. Mumford is a reproductive and nutritional epidemiologist and Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research focuses on modifiable dietary and lifestyle factors across the life course th…

June Grand Rounds: Updates on FABMS effectiveness for Avoiding Pregnancy

Dr. Urrutia reviews the methodology and main findings of 2018 review on FABM effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy and disucsses the important limitations of the data including population-based differences in effectiveness, especially among breastfeeding and postpartum individuals. She also introduces and identifies clinical decision-making tools providers and patients regarding choosing an FABM to avoid pregnancy, reviews new technologies currently being applied to FABM use, and discusses the role of the FDA in clearing fertility awareness apps for contraception.

April Grand Rounds: Art and Science in the Clinical Application of Botanical Medicine for the Treatment of the Most Common Fertility Associated Hormonal Imbalances

This webinar explores the science, safety, and clinical application of botanical medicine (herbal medicine) options for reproductive health and in supporting hormonal balance. Treatment and support for common reproductive conditions such as PCOS, estrogen dominance, elevated androgens, thyroid support and ovarian reserve support. Dr. BreAnna Guan also covers botanical formulas for safety and clinical effectiveness as well as safety and herb/drug interaction in reproductive medicine.

March Grand Rounds: Restorative Reproductive Surgery

Dr. Kongoassa, Medical Director, and Restorative Reproductive Surgeon, at the Centre for Reproductive Health Medicine and Gynecology, and the Center for Restorative Reproductive Surgery, runs through the diagnosis of abnormal physiology and pathology as well as different surgical approaches to restoring and optimizing reproductive function.  With extensive video, this 1-hour presentation outlines the identification, and surgical options for a number of conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, fallopian tube blockages/damage, fibroids, uterine polyps, low ovarian reserve, isthmocele, chronic endometritis, and ovarian cysts.