Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine offers full diagnostic testing
and all therapies for state-of-the-art infertility treatment. ACRM delivers
advanced care with a personal touch. We emphasize quality of treatment
combined with human warmth. As specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology,
we can quickly arrive at a diagnosis and formulate an efficient, effective therapy.
Our infertility treatments offer all advanced reproductive technologies
such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection
(ICSI), egg freezing, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
Our physicians can provide full evaluation and treatment for the sources
of infertility, including polycystic ovary disease, premature ovarian
failure, recurrent pregnancy loss, and endometriosis.
While there is much in the news media and on the Internet about high-tech
assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like IVF, most couples facing
infertility can be helped with lower level treatments. After a cause of
infertility is diagnosed, physicians first consider traditional reproductive
treatment with fertility drugs and intrauterine insemination (IUI), if
fallopian tubes are patent and semen quality is adequate. With IUI, also
referred to as artificial insemination, millions of sperm are placed directly
into the uterus when the woman is most fertile, immediately prior to and
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the fertilization of an egg by sperm outside
the body. Once fertilization has occurred and normal embryo development
is confirmed, it is transferred to the uterus. If implantation occurs,
the remaining development of the embryo occurs naturally within the mother.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) includes both Preimplantation Genetic
Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), and refers
to testing that is performed on embryos that are derived from the In Vitro
Fertilization (IVF) process. PGS allows the IVF team to determine which
embryos have a normal number of chromosomes, whereas PGD diagnoses embryos
that are affected by a specific disease. PGS and PGD can be performed
separately or together, and ACRM has extensive experience with these technologies.
For many years freezing of fertilized eggs has been a routine part of IVF
treatments. New developments in freezing technology however make unfertilized
egg freezing now a practical option for those needing donor eggs or wishing
to freeze their own eggs.
There are multiple causes of infertility. The three biggest individual
causes are abnormalities of ovulation, abnormalities of the fallopian
tubes and male factors. These 3 factors account for some 80% of cases
of infertility, and the male alone is the cause in 20-35% of cases of
For many couples, choosing to use donated eggs provides the only realistic
option for fulfilling their dream of parenthood. Egg Donors and Recipients
are each evaluated to ensure their appropriateness for this specialized therapy.
We are very sensitive to the unique needs of our LGBT patients and any
special needs they have in family building. In addition, we provide the
necessary referrals to facilitate the family building process. Such referrals
include those to attorneys specializing in reproductive and adoption law.
A gestational carrier or surrogate is one who has no genetic ties to the
child, but will carry and deliver a child for an individual or couple.
Typically, IVF is used to create embryos outside the womb, and then transfer
those embryos back into the surrogate's uterus.