• Andrologist – Couples wanting to consult a doctor to manage male infertility need to consult an andrologist. An andrologist will also be the doctor who will handle any diagnostic or operative procedures for handling infertility.
  • Sonologist – This is a doctor who specializes in ultrasound scans. So all couples needing expert guidance in scans can consult this doctor.
  • Embryologist – Couples may consult an embryologist to understand the process of IVF, IUI, ICSI etc. or to get counseling support.
  • Anesthetist – Patients may need to consult an anesthetist prior to a surgery for a PAC (Pre Anesthesia Checkup). Here the anesthetist will check various parameters to ensure patient is ready to receive anesthesia. This is a very critical step to ensure patient safety during a procedure. Patients may also consult an anesthetist for pain management.
  • Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)It is a procedure that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The doctor uses a catheter to place a number of washed sperm directly into the uterus. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
  • Hydropsalphingogram (HSG)HSG Stands for Hystero Salpingo Gram. It is a procedure that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. It is often done to assess the patency of the fallopian tubes of a woman.
  • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    IVF treatment is generally suggested only if the doctor feels that the other infertility treatment options are not applicable or have been exhausted. Typically, IVF is suggested n the following cases.
    • After multiple IUI attempts have failed
    • If the woman has bilateral tubal blocks
    • If the male infertility is so severe that IUI and other options are not applicable.
    • Any other clinical situation where the doctor feels that IVF is the only option – low ovarian reserves, egg donor cycles, surrogacy etc
  • Infertility CounselingInfertility causes a lot of emotional trauma to the couple. This is even truer in an orthodox social setup like India. The couple may feel taunted by peers, relatives and friends about their inability to have children. There is a lot of social stigma attached to infertility.