Dr. Adamson shares if there is anything new and exciting going on in the fertility field.
Dr. David Adamson:
There are lots of new and exciting things happening in the field of fertility. In vitro fertilization first happened in 1978, which in medical terms is not all that long ago. We have developed in the last ten or twenty years very, very sophisticated surgical techniques called laparoscopy that allow adhesions or endometriosis or other problems inside the pelvis to be developed.
Along with in vitro fertilization our ability to treat male factor through sperm injection, our ability to diagnose genetic diseases through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis are really developing very quickly and I think that in the next few years we are going to see even more rapid progress in terms of evaluating the embryos with IVF so that we can ensure the highest possible pregnancy rates with healthy babies. And we are really focused now on improving the technology through pre-implantation genetic screening and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. We are just at the cusp of I think really major breakthroughs in that area.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.