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Advanced fertility care now available at Upstate

Alan Penzias, MD (left), and Michael Alper, MD, offer advanced fertility care in Syracuse.

Alan Penzias, MD (left), and Michael Alper, MD, offer advanced fertility care in Syracuse.

Through a partnership with Boston IVF, Upstate now offers advanced fertility services to individuals and couples in Central New York.

Two reproductive endocrinologists from Boston IVF -- Alan Penzias, MD, and Michael Alper, MD -- travel to Syracuse two or three times a month to see patients, conduct diagnostic tests and provide general fertility treatments from the Physicians' Office Building, 725 Irving Ave. in Syracuse. Patients travel to a facility in Albany for implantation, but monitoring takes place in Syracuse.

Robert Silverman, MD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate, says Boston IVF provides a valuable addition for patients, as well as medical school residents who will participate in fertility care and innovative reproductive research.

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine says one in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy and that almost 25 percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.

“Our extensive cycle volume, treatment data and library of fertility analysis allow us to both quickly diagnose and solve difficult and rare reproductive cases that many other centers cannot handle or have never before encountered,” says Penzias.

Prospective patients can get more information by calling 315-703-3050.

health-winter-2017cvrThis article appears in the winter 2017 issue of Upstate Health magazine.