When should a couple trying to start a family seek professional help?
Fertility problems are very common, affecting 1 in 6 couples (approximately 15 percent). If it takes longer than six months to conceive, or if you think there might be a problem, seek help. A simple consultation and evaluation may be all that is needed. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding natural ways of optimizing fertility. Always ask your doctor before starting any supplements or treatments not prescribed by a physician.
Though the causes of infertility are numerous and often complex, both male and female factors can be successfully addressed with many of today’s technologies. Our desire is help patients achieve pregnancy using methods that optimize the utilization of emotional, financial and physical resources. Treatment options may include the use of ovulation induction agents to enhance the production of healthy eggs, minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy or hysteroscopy to correct anatomical abnormalities of the female pelvic organs, intrauterine insemination (IUI) of washed sperm that is precisely timed for when fertilization could occur, or more advanced care such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Donor Egg IVF and other options.
For couples in need of fertility treatments, the Fertility Institute of Hawaii has an on-site, state-of-the-art IVF laboratory, built in 2011, that can provide advanced treatments utilizing cutting-edge technology. As a world-renowned premier fertility center, the Institute is dedicated to optimizing each patient's treatment outcome.
As the only fertility specialist in Hawai’i (and one of just a few nationwide) credentialed as a high complex laboratory director (HCLD), Dr. John Fratterelli can exercise singular oversight of all activities within the IVF laboratory. With over 20 years of experience evaluating and treating couples with fertility and reproductive disorders, and participating in more than 25,000 fertility treatment cycles resulting in more that 11,000 births, he is regarded as one of the most experienced fertility physicians in the country.
The Fertility Institute of Hawaii staff offers patients advanced protocols and individualized and compassionate care that result in some of the best pregnancy rates in the world. With more than 60 years of experience evaluating and treating couples with fertility and reproductive disorders, and participating in more than 30,000 fertility treatment cycles resulting in more than 15,000 births, the Institute’s providers are regarded as some of the most experienced fertility physicians in the country.