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Dr. Alan B. Copperman, Co-Director of RMA of New York, explains the importance of screening donated eggs in order to select the single-best embryo for implantation. When using donor eggs, although multiple embryos may be available, only one single-best embryo is transferred in order to reduce chances for multiples or miscarriage. Donor eggs are harvested, fertilized and then screened for chromosomal abnormalities in order to identify those that are healthiest and have the best chances for success.

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Dr. Alan B. Copperman, Co-Director of RMA of New York, discusses how the definition of success in reproductive medicine has shifted from measuring the number of couples achieving pregnancy, to the amount of healthy embryos a couple produces. Advancements in reproductive technology have enabled our team to not only facilitate conception for our patients but also successfully identify chromosomally healthy embryos in order to sustain healthy, ongoing pregnancies.

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Dr. Alan B. Copperman, Co-Director of RMA of New York, explains how Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) enables patients to choose the gender of their offspring. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) following in vitro fertilization and embryo biopsy provides information about the chromosomal makeup of each embryo including whether it will result in a male or female child, and allows the embryo of choice to be implanted into the uterus.

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Dr. Alan B. Copperman, Co-Director of RMA of New York, discusses the process of of egg freezing and embryo freezing and why vitrification is now the preferred technique. Vitrification replaced the slow-freezing technology formerly utilized and results in high rates of egg and embryo survival and pregnancy following freezing and thawing.

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Dr. Benjamin Sandler, Co-Director of RMA of New York, explains how international patients can best prepare for their USA IVF treatment. International patients should expect to be in town for treatment from 7-10 days typically, and RMA of New York provides a wide variety of offerings to complement their treatment while away from home.

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Dr. Eric Flisser, Director of RMA of New York – Long Island, notes the variables to consider in determining whether it is best to proceed straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF) or begin with intrauterine insemination (IUI). There are a variety of strategies from low-tech (IUI) to high tech (IVF) that can help optimize the chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy.

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Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Director of RMA of New York – Westchester, explains the process of egg donation and the choice between using fresh and frozen donor eggs. For decades, fresh donor eggs has enabled couples to conceive healthy babies. More recently, donor egg banks have created an alternative option to provide access to frozen donor eggs.

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Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld, Co-Director of RMA of New York, discusses the process of fertility preservation, egg/embryo freezing, within the LGBT community. RMA of New York is acknowledged for being a leader in providing healthcare to members of the LGBT community, and cares for each individual on a personalized basis.

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Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, Co-Director of RMA of New York, describes fertility medications and treatment options. He includes an anlysis of side-effects and health risks and benefits.

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Dr. Rashmi Kudesia, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, RMA of New York – Brooklyn, expresses understanding the challenges that can accompany unexplained infertility and associated unsuccessful treatment cycles.  At RMA of New York, our physicians and team members provide patients with the information and tools to understand their diagnosis, and make informed choices throughout their reproductive journey.

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Dr. Daniel E. Stein, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, RMA of New York – Westside, shares the determining factors that contribute to the number of cycles a patient may require to achieve reproductive success.  A patient’s age, their medical and family history, and their prior results with IVF/infertility treatment may be considered in their physician’s estimation on when a successful pregnancy may occur.

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Dr. Matthew Lederman, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, RMA of New York – Westside, explains the implantation success reflective of utilizing fresh embryos versus frozen embryos for uterine transfer in in vitro fertilization.  In consideration of supplemental treatments offered in the process of selecting healthy embryos, one option may be preferred over the other. 

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Dr. Beth McAvey, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, RMA of New York – Westside, discusses the patient monitoring process in preparation for an in vitro fertilization cycle.  The goal of focus is to stimulate the patient’s ovaries and prepare them for the oocyte retrieval procedure so that eggs are mature and ready to be harvested.

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