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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Read Dr. Oktay's Interview with Inverse Magazine on delaying menopause with ovarian tissue freezing May 30th, 2023

In a post-Roe world, Amazon’s newest series Dead Ringers is unapologetically visceral and poignantly clinical. A gender-flipped, highly divergent remake of David Cronenberg’s 1988 film follows the complicated relationship of Elliot and Beverly Mantle (both played by Rachel Weisz), twin obstetrician-gynecologists whose brilliance tests the equilibrium of their bond, the...

Fertility Preservation Options for Children and Adolescents With Cancer Apr 22nd, 2022

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, you don’t have time to waste. You get a whirlwind of information about their cancer and then make decisions about treatment. But there’s one critical concern that your oncologist may — or may not — bring up. You need to know how cancer...

What Is Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation and Transplantation and How Successful Is the Procedure? Apr 1st, 2022

Ovarian tissue freezing followed by transplantation is a revolutionary approach to preserving fertility in women diagnosed with cancer. In post-pubertal females, the ovarian tissue freezing procedure can be performed regardless of the day of the menstrual cycle, obviating a delay in cancer treatment. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation (freezing) does not require...

Can I Still Get Pregnant After Cancer? Jan 29th, 2022

Infertility is a common effect of cancer treatment and sometimes the cancer itself. Assisted reproductive technology makes it possible for cancer survivors to preserve their fertility prior to starting cancer treatment. This offers hope for individuals dealing with cancer to have children in the future. If you're diagnosed with cancer...

All About Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Dec 1st, 2021

Assisted reproductive techniques help couples and individuals achieve their dream of having a child. Infertility can have many causes. In male infertility, sometimes sperm cannot penetrate the outer layer of an egg, which prevents fertilization. In these cases, a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) used along with in-vitro fertilization...

What Can I Expect During a Tubal Ligation Reversal? Oct 12th, 2021

At one time in your life, the decision to undergo tubal ligation made a lot of sense. Now, your circumstances have changed, and you want to build your family anew. If you’re a candidate for tubal ligation reversal, this procedure offers a wonderful path back to fertility. Here at Innovation...

Reasons You May Need Ovulation Induction Sep 7th, 2021

Sometimes women don't ovulate, and in other cases, they may ovulate irregularly. Regular ovulation is necessary for pregnancy to happen. In many cases, there is no explanation for ovulation failure. What’s important is that you’re evaluated thoroughly so that you can discuss available treatment options.  Ovulation induction uses hormone therapy...

When to Consider Surrogacy and How to Choose the Right One Aug 15th, 2021

For intended parents, surrogacy is the chance to finally achieve their dream of starting or expanding their family. For surrogates, it’s the chance to selflessly give the most precious gift to couples and individuals willing to become parents.  Surrogacy is an extraordinarily rewarding experience for all parties involved. Fertility specialist...

How Long Can the Eggs Be Stored? Jul 22nd, 2021

Egg cryopreservation gives women control over preserving their fertility. Once frozen, these eggs are stored until a later date, at which time they can be thawed and used for reproductive purposes.  It’s recommended that women considering preserving their eggs do so no later than age 35-37 though the most significant...

What Are the Chances of a Successful Pregnancy Using Frozen-thawed Oocytes? May 23rd, 2021

Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation), gives couples and individuals hope of starting or expanding their family on their own terms. Women considering egg freezing to preserve their fertility often have questions about the likelihood of a successful pregnancy using frozen eggs. Assisted reproductive technology has come a long way. In the...

New Hope for Fertility of Young Cancer Patients Using Frozen Testicular Tissue Mar 23rd, 2019

By Brianna Abbott March 21, 2019 200 p.m. ET Grady is an 11-month-old rhesus macaque who lives at the Oregon National Primate Research Center just west of Portland. She spends her days playing and is hitting all of her normal developmental milestones. She’s also the result of a novel reproductive...

BONUS 168: Ovary Freezing - Podcast Aug 17th, 2018

Listen to the podcast HERE

The Primordial Journey - Podcast Aug 8th, 2018

Dr. Oktay was featured in Podcast. Listen to the podcast HERE  

Fronads - Podcast Aug 8th, 2018

Dr. Oktay was featured in Podcast discussing his groundbreaking ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation procedure Listen to the podcast HERE  

Article: Ovary Freezing: The Next Frontier of Babymaking Jul 25th, 2018

Dr. Oktay featured in an article published by The Daily Beast and special guest on Radio Lab, discussing his groundbreaking ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation procedure performed recently. Read the full article HERE  

Fertility Preservation in Transgender Individuals Apr 25th, 2018

The importance of fertility preservation arose alongside improvements in cancer treatment, permitting people to retain the ability to become parents in addition to defeating cancer itself. For transgender individuals pursuing reassignment procedures, those who wish to maintain the ability to reproduce biologically may also wish to understand their options for...

What to Know About Pregnancy After 40 Mar 29th, 2018

There was a time when having a child after 40 was almost unheard of. These days, however, it’s becoming increasingly common as women wait to establish their lives before heading down the road to motherhood. Also adding to these numbers is the fact that fertility issues related to illnesses, such...

Helping Your Partner Through the Stress of IVF Mar 16th, 2018

If you and your partner have struggled for years to conceive a baby, you know just how frustrating and emotionally draining infertility can be. Making the decision to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) can give you both the hope and reassurance you need to continue trying for a baby —...

How Being Overweight Affects Fertility Feb 5th, 2018

It’s no surprise that a mother’s general health influences the ease and success of her pregnancy, and physical condition can play a role even before conception. Whether you’re a woman or a man, being overweight can have a negative effect on fertility. If you’re planning to start a family, changing...

Article: "Life, Frozen In Time" Dec 20th, 2017

Dr. Oktay was featured in an article published by Newsday, discussing his groundbreaking ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation procedure performed recently.Read the full article HERE.

Article: Woman gives birth to baby girl from a donated embryo that was frozen for 24 YEARS Dec 19th, 2017

Dr. Oktay was recently featured in an article published by Daily Mail.Read the full article HERE.

From ACOG: "Hormonal Contraceptives May Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests." Dec 7th, 2017

To view the full post, click HERE.The following news sources reported on this study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Click the links to read more:ABC World News Tonight (12/6, story 13, 0:25, Muir)ABC News (12/6, Childs, Yap, Francis)CBS Evening News (12/6, story 11, 1:35, Holt)NBC Nightly News (12/6, story 8, 1:50,...

Article: "Cancer survivor, 26, undergoes first-ever ovary operation by a ROBOT to implant..." Nov 27th, 2017

Daily Mail recently published an article featuring Dr. Oktay, detailing the story of a 26-year-old cancer survivor who received an implant of her own ovaries. The ovaries were frozen 11 years ago. Read the full article HERE.

Article: "Further developments in helping cancer survivors get pregnant" Nov 25th, 2017

Dr. Oktay was featured in an article published by Star 2, discussing his groundbreaking ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation procedure performed recently.Read the full article HERE.

Article: "Women should freeze OVARIES - not eggs - if they want to protect their fertility" Jul 13th, 2017

Daily Mail recently published an article featuring Dr. Oktay, discussing the importance of freezing ovaries versus eggs to protect fertility. Read the full article HERE.

Article: "Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility" May 20th, 2017

The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries....Read the full article HERE.

Article: "I experienced menopause at just 16 years old — but can freeze my fertility" May 7th, 2017

A recommended article from the New York Post.Read the full article HERE.

Article: "For girls with Turner syndrome, experimental fertility preservation may offer the hope.." Apr 26th, 2017

In an article published by Clinical Endocrinology News and featuring Dr. Okay, girls with Turner syndrome may have hope when it comes to having a baby of their own with experimental fertility preservation. Read the full article HERE.

Fertility Preservation Options for Females with Turner Syndrome Are Growing: A New Article By Dr. Ok Dec 20th, 2015

Turner Syndrome is a common genetic condition which is encountered in 1 in 2000 individuals. In general, the partial or complete absence of one X chromosome in or all or some of the body cells can lead to a number of developmental problems one of which is very high risk...

Enhanced Robotic Fertility Preservation Technique Improves Fertility Chances for Cancer Survivors Nov 19th, 2015

Valhalla, NY – Women who may be at risk for losing their fertility due to cancer treatments are now able to conceive with their own frozen ovarian tissue and carry a baby to term with greater success using a newly-enhanced, robot-assisted surgical ovarian transplantation technique, according to a study released...

New Advancements Could Beat The Biological Clock Oct 4th, 2015

Huffington Post (9/28/3015)Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and cell biology and anatomyView Article Here

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study Oct 4th, 2015

U.S. News & World Report (9/28/2015)Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and cell biology and anatomyView Article Here

Reversing Menopause Aug 10th, 2015

Dr Oktay is interviewed by BBC on reversing menopause. Listen to the interview...

Meet the World’s First Baby Born With an Assist from Stem Cells May 26th, 2015

May 7, 2015 by Alice Park (TIME) - This newborn is the first baby in the world born using a breakthrough IVF treatment... Because the procedure is so new, some reproductive science experts are skeptical. What’s lacking, they say, is convincing evidence comparing pregnancy rates of women undergoing Augment to those...

Apple and Amazon Covers Egg Freezing Oct 18th, 2014

Oct 17, 2014 by Jillian Berman, Huffington Post. - Apple and Amazon covers egg freezing, Dr. Oktay interviewed....."Most women who want elective egg freezing present themselves at not an ideal age," said Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College who is a co-author...

Probability Of Live Birth After Egg Freezing Related To Patient Age And Freezing Method Jun 21st, 2013

May 20 , 2013 by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs, Published in ASRM Press Release. For the first time, in Fertility and Sterility, researchers present age-specific probabilities of live birth after IVF with frozen eggs.

Ova easy: Egg-freeze calculator Jun 5th, 2013

Read the NY Post article on Dr. Oktay's study on egg freezing success rates and pregnancy rate estimator.... “Women will now be able to use a live-birth-rate estimator to calculate their individual chances and to make a well-informed decision about the procedure,” said Dr. Kutluk Oktay of New York Medical College, a...

Myomectomy May 8th, 2013

Uterine fibroids can sometimes cause infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. They may also cause bleeding problems, anemia, pain and bladder control difficulties. Clasically removal of fibroids (myomectomy) requires an open surgery. As a result women have to be hospitalized a number of days and full recovery takes weeks. A better...

Tubal Surgery including Reversal of Sterilization May 8th, 2013

Sometimes plans change after you have your tubes tied. In most instances, this can be reversed. Again the procedure can be done with an open surgery using a microscope but this may require hospital stay and longer recovery. The recovery can be shortened by using a laparoscopic or robotic surgery...

Dr Oktay and team discovers why women's eggs age with time May 6th, 2013

Fertility specialist Kutluk Oktay, M.D., identifies factors that diminish a woman’s ability to repair ovarian eggsVALHALLA, N.Y., February 13, 2013—A team led by a New York Medical College physician-researcher has discovered the factors that decrease female fertility as a woman ages.The findings, which were published today in the journal Science...

Specific Ovarian Stimulation Protocols for Repeated IVF Failures May 5th, 2013

Sometimes IVF fails, and fails, and fails again. Before giving up on IVF with your own eggs or your partner’s sperm a thorough evaluation is needed. In a significant proportion of repeated IVF cycle failures a potential contributing cause can be identified and treated. In some cases, the treatment protocol...

Minimal Stimulation and Natural Cycle Protocols May 4th, 2013

While ovulation induction ensures a larger selection of eggs and embryos, the fertility medications can be costly. Some may prefer less involved treatment protocols or fewer visits to the office for cost or time savings reasons. In other cases, ovarian stimulation may not be desirable because of medical conditions. In...

Fertility Preservation Apr 29th, 2013

Fertility Preservation (FP) is a new field in medicine developed with the purpose of helping women, men and children overcome the complications of infertility associated with chemo and radiation therapy. In addition, patients with non-cancerous conditions (such as ovarian cysts, family history of early menopause, lupus, and Turner's Syndrome, Galactosemia)...

High Success Rates Apr 29th, 2013

We thrive for most compassionate care and utilize all proven cutting edge technologies, some developed by us, to maximize your chance of having a baby. See these testimonials to understand how our patients feel about the care they receive at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine-Rye.

Pioneer in Fertility Preservation Apr 29th, 2013

World’s Most Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Procedures from a Pioneer Dr. Oktay invented many new approaches to fertility preservation. We offer the most comprehensive and cutting edge techniques in fertility preservation from newborn to all ages of women in reproductive years.

Egg Freezing Success Rate Formula Apr 1st, 2013

Dr. Oktay’s team publishes world’s first age specific egg freezing success rates. Determine your success with our online formula.

Study Published Apr 1st, 2013

Study published in Science Translational Medicine, covered in Science, Nature and many news outlets around the world.

Womens Eggs Age Apr 1st, 2013

Dr. Oktay discovers that women’s eggs age due to declining DNA repair, important clinical implications.

Fertility Preservation in Young Women with Breast Cancer Sep 8th, 2012

Dr Oktay speaks on Fertility Preservation on women with breast cancer, Toronto, Canada.Watch YouTube Video

Ovarian Cryo Preservation Jun 8th, 2012

This technique does not require ovarian stimulation and can be performed in children and adults with short notice. IFPI's experience is unmatched, as Dr Oktay performed the first procedures in the world and has invented many new approaches to fertility preservation.