RPMG’s Dr. Marli Amin Named “Rising Star”

Dr. Marli Amin has been named a Rising Star in Los Angeles Magazine’s list of Super Doctors of 2017 in the August 2017 issue.

Dr. Amin completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she was given the ARISE star performer award for exemplifying academic achievement, respect, integrity, service, and excellence as a physician. …

Questions to Ask if Your IVF Cycle Fails

Although IVF has a high chance of success, not all couples conceive with their first IVF cycle.  Patients who don’t conceive with IVF often ask, “What happened?  Why weren’t we successful?”  These can be difficult questions to answer, but after an unsuccessful cycle, it’s important for both the patients and the physician to review how the cycle went.  For patients, …

How Genetic Testing Has Changed Fertility Treatment

As the technology for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) of embryos has advanced over the past 10 years, it has changed the way we approach in vitro fertilization (IVF).  PGS involves genetically testing cells that have been biopsied from embryos made from an IVF cycle to make sure that the embyros we transfer into the uterus are chromosomally normal . PGS …

All Women Should be Offered Genetic Screening Prior to Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is recommending that all women, regardless of ethnic background, be offered genetic carrier screening prior to pregnancy.  In a new Committee Opinion, ACOG states “Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive …

How Many Eggs Should a Woman Freeze to Have a Baby?

A new tool may help women, who are considering freezing their eggs, understand their chance of having a baby based on the number of eggs they freeze.  Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently published this prediction model in the journal, Human Reproduction. They used data from over 500 IVF cycles and genetic testing results from 14,500 embryos to …

Fertility Preservation Bill May Ease Burden for Patients with Cancer

New legislation may help patients with cancer and other aggressive diseases afford fertility preservation treatment.  California state Senator Anthony Portantino has recently introduced a bill that would require insurance companies to cover fertility preservation treatment for patients undergoing medical treatments that may cause infertility.  Per Senator Portantino, “It just doesn’t seem right that anyone should have to choose between fighting …

Fertility Myths – What You Should Know

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant now or want to conceive in the future, there are certain things every person should know about their fertility.

As a fertility specialist, I read lots of fertility articles in different publications and on social media.  I pay attention to what’s out there in the media because I want to know what my patients …

Five RPMG Docs Named “Super Doctors of LA 2017”

Five RPMG physicians were named “Super Doctors of LA-2017” in the January 2017 issue of Los Angeles Magazine. They were all cited in the category of Reproductive Endocrinology.

The Super Five include Gayane Ambartsumyan, M. D. (Redondo Beach), Andy Huang, M. D. (Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills/Los Angeles), Gregory Rosen, M. D. (Beverly Hills/Los Angeles), Carrie Wambach, M. D. (Beverly …