If you are facing difficulties getting pregnant, determining the cause and choosing the best course of treatment can seem daunting. Sutter Medical Foundation's obstetricians and gynecologists can help with diagnosis and a range of treatment options. If necessary, they will refer you to a Sutter Health fertility clinic, where fertility specialists take a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care.
We offer the full range of services shown to improve fertility and increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy. These include advanced fertility treatments such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, which are supported by our technologically sophisticated laboratories. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Embryology Laboratory, for instance, has received College of American Pathologists/American Society of Reproductive Medicine accreditation with zero deficiencies year after year – the highest and most difficult to obtain merit for in vitro fertilization labs.
Some women have medical issues compromising their fertility that can be addressed through reproductive surgery. Reproductive specialists have received extensive training in traditional surgical approaches as well as microsurgery, laparoscopy and other minimally-invasive methods. Most surgeries take place on an outpatient basis in one of our surgical centers, which have both received honors for quality and high customer satisfaction.
Some men and women wish to preserve their eggs, sperm or embryos in hopes of starting a family in the future. Sutter laboratories use proven methods for cryopreservation (freezing) that can improve your chances of a successful pregnancy in the future.
Finally, we know that fertility treatment is most effective when combined with top-notch education and support services. As a Sutter patient, you have access to our network of fertility support services that include counseling, alternative/complementary medicine options, classes, lectures and support groups. When you feel empowered, equipped and supported, you will have a better chance of sticking with your fertility treatment and achieving your goals.