By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Our Mission at RSC is to deliver the highest quality patient care that provides the best opportunities for making people families. We believe that a single healthy pregnancy has the best outcome from fertility treatment.
About the Author: Dr. Louis WecksteinDr. Weckstein received his training in infertility at University of California-Irvine in 1988 with one of the most successful IVF teams in the country at that time. After establishing a successful OB/GYN private practice in Southern California, he returned to training that included special emphasis on assisted reproductive technologies. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Society for Reproductive Surgeons. Get to Know Dr. Weckstein
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – As RSC has remained on the leading edge of scientific advancement for the past thirty years, so too we remain steadfast in our mission to provide the best opportunities for making all people families.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Ovarian reserve is a term fertility doctors use to describe a woman’s reproductive potential with respect to egg quantity. This evaluation can be helpful in determining how aggressive a woman should be with infertility treatment and importance of time.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Recently there has been much hype on the internet about Natural Cycle IVF or Minimal Stimulation IVF. These treatments are similar to standard IVF, but without the use of injectable medications (Natural Cycle IVF), or using a combination of oral and low dose injectable medication (Minimal Stimulation IVF).
By Dr Louis Weckstein – A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine has drawn a lot of media attention. This review of an Australian birth defect registry from 1986 – 1992 reported an increased rate of birth defects in children born from reproductive technologies.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Until very recently the technology for freezing eggs was not well developed. In the past few years, the technique of vitrification, or rapid freezing of eggs, has improved success with frozen eggs.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – A recent study reported in the Journal Nature Medicine describes the use of stem cells taken from human ovaries to make new eggs.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Though many patients going through infertility treatment say they really want twins, twin pregnancies are higher risk than single pregnancies.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – At RSC we offer a team approach to your care. We have six physicians and it is always helpful to have multiple people’s input on complicated infertility situations.
By Dr. Louis Weckstein – The IVF Laboratory is one of the most important aspects of a successful IVF program and fertility center.