Many patients from Novato, San Francisco, the North Bay and nearby locations have benefited from the basic fertility services provided by Dr. Lane and her experienced team at the Lane Fertility Institute.
On average, a woman becomes pregnant within a year of having unprotected intercourse, so the recommended period of time to try is 12 months. If you are older or at risk of other complications, you should seek assistance after approximately six months.
There are three services considered to be fundamental in fertility treatment. Natural Cycle Monitoring helps couples to identify their most fertile time during a cycle. This helps many patients who have difficulties relating to ovulation timing. Monitoring of natural cycles helps to determine when ovulation occurs, allowing couples to optimize the timing of their intercourse or intrauterine procedure. Monitoring also helps to identify if there are any irregularities that may require further testing. Another non-invasive procedure commonly employed to assist with fertilization is Ovulation Induction. This is one of the most common treatments used to stimulate a woman’s ovaries with induction medications or fertility drugs. The drugs are administered in pill or injection form. Ovulation induction is frequently used in conjunction with Intrauterine Insemination. This process involves placing washed sperm directly into the uterus. A catheter is passed through the cervix into the uterus and sperm is injected directly into the uterine cavity, giving it a greater chance of reaching and fertilizing an ovum. This process is helpful in treating mild to moderate male factor issues.
If these non-invasive procedures are not successful or if the monitoring shows that further testing and treatment are necessary, the doctors at Lane Fertility Institute may employ minimally invasive surgical procedures like laparoscopy or hysteroscopy to further diagnose and treat fertility issues. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure used where a thin, lighted tube is inserted through an incision in the abdomen to examine the abdominal wall and female pelvic organs. It is used to diagnose problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, or infection. It can confirm endometriosis, a condition where cells that look and act like uterine lining are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity. A hysteroscopy allows a physician to inspect the inside of the uterus for fibroids, polyps, scarring, or abnormal shape. This procedure involves a thin hysteroscopy being inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
We contact with a limited number of insurance companies. When contracting with insurance companies, providers are often forced to increase their fees to ensure maximum reimbursement. We believe that this negatively impacts that majority of our patients who are without insurance benefits. Therefore, we have chosen to not take this approach. After doing the research, we can assure you that the majority of our patients benefit from our lower cash pay system. In addition, because of our unique patient care model, patients typically find that their care is so well stream-lined and carefully administered that their overall costs are still lower than what they “paid other places”. Questions? Call today and let us help with information about in vitro fertilization cost, IUI cost, fertility test for men, fertility test for women, genetic testing pregnancy or anything else you may need. Our patients come to us from San Francisco and The North Bay, Novato (Marin County), Santa Rosa and nearby areas.
I would trust her with anything related to my health and can't recommend her highly enough.
It worked...twice! She is direct and to the point. She immediately helped direct us with our options to take the best path for us.
Definitely worth the drive and every penny on this very great doctor!!
I felt comfortable and happy going there. And I knew I was in great hands with everyone involved. Truly the best experience. I would recommend you to everyone I know...
I highly recommend Dr. Lane and her team. They keep up to date on the latest techniques and will be honest with you about the process.
I was initially nervous about the entire IVF process and they all made me feel much better and provided all the information I needed to stay calm.
The entire staff was always very welcoming and cared about how I was doing. Most importantly, I am now pregnant because of all their effort.