University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program
A woman of reproductive age, who is faced with the decision to preserve future fertility, because of malignant or non-malignant conditions, must take into account her age at diagnosis, ovarian involvement, time available prior to treatment initiation, type of cancer or severe autoimmune or rheumatic diseases, and proposed treatment plan. This is a partial list of conditions which are amenable to fertility preservation:
• Breast Cancer
• Cervical Cancer
• Severe Autoimmune or Rheumatic Diseases
• Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiation
• Stem Cell Transplantation
• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
• Severe Endometriosis
• Mosaic Turner Syndrome
The University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program offers a comprehensive team approach to help women faced with serious conditions which may impair future fertility. Our team consists of reproductive endocrinologists, medical and surgical oncologists, pathologists, embryologists, nurses, social workers and clinical ethics consultants who are here to help. Our office is located in Chicago (1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612). To make a new patient appointment; please call the UIC Call Center at 800-842-1002 or click here. Existing patients wishing to make an appointment to discuss Fertility Preservation please call the UI Center for IVF & Fertility at 312-355-4205.
We will be happy to discuss our Fertility Preservation Program and any other issues with you during an office consultation.
Our physicians at the University of Illinois Center for IVF & Fertility are Board Certified/Eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Bert Scoccia, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Medical Director of the University of Illinois IVF Program
Our Andrology Laboratory offers a patient (or Client Depositor) Sperm Bank service for long-term storage of an individual’s sperm for reasons such as reduction in fertility potential, prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for male oncology, or prior to vasectomy. The Patient Sperm Bank is also used to store sperm extracted from the testes in the operating room, a procedure referred to as TESE (testicular sperm extraction). Sperm from a TESE procedure can be stored short-term or long-term for subsequent use with the ICSI-IVF procedure for pregnancy attempts. Please click here for more information regarding the UIC Andrology Laboratory.
University of Illinois Andrology Laboratory Address: 1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996. 7713
Fax: (312) 996. 1291