Infertility Specialist

Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta

Gerardo L Sotomayor, MD

Gynecology & Cosmetic Surgery located in Norcross, GA

An estimated 10-15% of couples in the United States struggle to have a baby naturally because of infertility. If you’re struggling to get pregnant, gynecologist Gerardo Sotomayor, MD, and his team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, can uncover the cause of your infertility and provide treatment. To find out more about infertility and the treatments that are available, call Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta or book an appointment online today.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant despite at least one full year of having unprotected sexual intercourse. You might also be infertile if you can get pregnant but your pregnancies end in miscarriages or stillbirths. The underlying issue could come from either you or your partner, and the team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta can help you find the exact cause. 

If you have trouble getting pregnant but still want to have children, your case isn’t hopeless. There are many safe and effective treatments available for infertility that can significantly improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. The team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta selects your fertility treatment based on the underlying cause, and might encourage you to try more than one.

 

What are some common causes of infertility?

Either or both partners can be the cause of a couple’s infertility. As a woman, you might have trouble getting or staying pregnant because of one or more of these conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Blockages in the fallopian tubes
  • Early menopause
  • Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Abnormally shaped uterus
  • Certain cancers and cancer treatments

 

The risk factors for men’s and women’s infertility are the same. You’re less likely to get pregnant and stay pregnant if you’re overweight, underweight, older, or frequently use alcohol or tobacco. The team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta can help you find ways to change your lifestyle and improve your chances of getting pregnant. 

 

How is infertility treated?

Your fertility treatment depends on the cause of your infertility. In a few cases, infertility isn’t treatable. However, you can boost your chances of a successful pregnancy with these fertility treatments and strategies:

Fertility drugs

Fertility drugs can help you get pregnant if you have an ovulation disorder. Your provider helps you explore different options to promote or regulate your ovulation. 

Corrective surgery

If a structural defect in your reproductive system leads to infertility, it may be corrected with surgery. Your doctor can remove polyps, scar tissue, and fibroids with laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery.

For more information about infertility and fertility treatments, call Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta or book an appointment online today.