Tag Archives: IVF Orange County

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

Written on July 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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

Written on July 22, 2017 at 6:45 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

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

Written on April 24, 2017 at 7:22 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

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

Written on February 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

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?

Written on February 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

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

Written on February 8, 2017 at 8:20 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

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 …

H.R. 586 Personhood Bill Puts IVF Treatment at Jeopardy

Written on February 5, 2017 at 10:23 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new bill, H.R. 586 – Sanctity of Human Life Act, could ban or limit the practice of IVF in the United States. This bill states that “the life of each human being begins with fertilization”.  It also defines a “one-celled human embryo” as “a new unique human being”.  This bill is obviously aimed at banning abortions, but it …

Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Written on January 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

Making the decision to freeze your eggs is difficult, but now there are two new educational sites to help you evaluate your need to consider this option. A Fertility Estimator and several Egg Freezing Education Modules have been developed by the Frozen Egg Bank Network to help you make the decision .

Egg freezing allows women to maximize their chances …

Fertility Myths – What You Should Know

Written on January 22, 2017 at 10:19 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

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”

Written on January 18, 2017 at 9:09 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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 …