Reproductive endocrinology and infertility services

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center is a Catholic health facility and, as such, abides by the U.S. Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services. As with all medical decisions, we advise patients to discuss any course of treatment with their health care provider.

Penn State Health provides a variety of options for treatment. Not all Penn State Health hospitals and clinics provide the same options. When calling for an appointment, please verify when scheduling.

At Penn State Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, we offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment options for couples desiring pregnancy, disorders of the female reproductive system, minimally invasive surgery, as well as post menopausal care.

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Infertility

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Assisted hatching
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Donor oocyte (eggs)
  • Insemination programs

Andrology

  • Sperm count
  • Semen analysis
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Antisperm antibody testing
  • Sperm processing for all area physicians

Reproductive System Disorders

  • Hirsutism
  • Excess androgens
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Congenital absence of reproductive organs
  • Premature ovarian failure

Menstrual Disorders

  • Anovulation
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause- treatment of symptoms

Fertility Preservation Consultation

  • Egg freezing
  • Embryo freezing
  • Sperm freezing
  • Medical and surgical options

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgical expertise in reproductive surgery is a key component of the care offered by the reproductive endocrinology and infertility team. The experience of surgical technique assists in maximizing evaluation and treatment. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as robotic surgery are used to obtain the best outcome. Additionally, many office procedures are available that decrease the need for anesthesia and increase satisfaction. Examples of the diagnoses addressed include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Fertility preservation
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Septate uterus
  • Tubal reversal
  • Tubal surgery, such as hydrosalpinx
  • Uterine and vaginal anomalies
  • Uterine scarring

Tiffany worried that pregnancy and having a baby would not be part of her life’s story. With the help of the Penn State infertility experts and care team, Tiffany and her husband welcomed their baby boy Zane in 2015.