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When to See a Fertility Specialist

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We understand trying to conceive can be stressful and emotionally draining.

To make your visit a more relaxing experience, our Institute Founder, Dr. Stephan Krotz and his highly trained fertility team have developed an environment to make your experience as stress free as possible and offer hope and renewal.

When Should You Go to a Fertility Clinic?

If you are having difficulty trying to conceive or experiencing multiple miscarriages, you may want to consider a visit to Inovi as a first step toward fertility. Often patients attempt to manage their fertility issues with less than ideal treatment options and can lose precious time by waiting prior to seeking specialized help.

Patients who are experiencing the following conditions are typical of those treated in our clinic:

  • Couples who have been trying to conceive for more than a year
  • Female partner is 35 or older with 6 months of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts
  • Previous ovarian or uterine surgery
  • Past tubal ligation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • History of endometriosis
  • Patients who had or currently have cancer
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While we accept many referrals from other physicians and providers, it is not necessary. Inovi respects your ability and right to choose your specialist yourself. At all times your personal decisions, privacy and well-being are foremost in our minds.

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Why Choose Inovi For Your Fertility Treatment in Houston, Texas

At Inovi, our fertility specialists are here to meet the infertility needs of women and men in South Texas, Houston and the surrounding area. Dr. Stephan Krotz, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility specialist, directs the center’s innovative fertility treatments and delivers outstanding results with statistics that speak for themselves.

Many patients choose Dr. Krotz as their fertility specialist based on his qualifications and experience. He is an internationally recognized fertility physician and researcher, credited for creating the first Artificial Human Ovary. This medical achievement led to his acclaim by being awarded Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2010”.

See and Experience the Difference

Being conveniently located in the heart of Houston, away from the frantic pace of the Texas Medical Center, demonstrates our dedication to meeting the needs of our patients. Inovi Fertility & Genetics Institute was designed to meet you right where you are in your fertility journey. We support you emotionally and physically throughout the entire process.

As you enter our offices, our unique facility design welcomes and embraces you. You will experience our unique Mind-Body concept of care that has proven to lead to patient success and focuses on both physical and emotional well-being. By combining this nurturing atmosphere with a world-class IVF laboratory and fertility treatment, we are committed to providing a top-notch experience and helping you achieve the success hope for.

Join many couples who have built their families with us

Although you may have many questions and feel apprehensive, we are well prepared to answer each of these. We know each person has a different journey and we listen patiently and compassionately so that you are at ease on your exciting new path! We are here to make your first steps less complicated and streamlined.

We want you to experience the difference from the moment you enter our center. As you walk along this path to fertility, let our peaceful and relaxing environment be your inspiration for hope, health and pregnancy.

Inovi Fertility’s high quality In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory, innovative use of reproductive technology, genetic testing, hormone evaluation and individual care make Inovi a first choice for patients seeking pregnancy.

At Inovi, our doctors and fertility practitioners are specialists who are trained in diagnosing and treating complex and difficult causes of infertility.

Before your appointment you will need to collect the following information and relevant medical data for your reproductive endocrinologist. This step is a very important part of your first visit that helps you and your doctor plan the next part of your fertility evaluation and treatment, and save you valuable time.

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The following is a guideline of materials and information for both partners need to supply:

  • If possible, menstrual cycle tracking, duration and history
  • Dates when you began trying to conceive
  • Tests results pertaining to both partners
  • Previous pregnancies, losses, dates and circumstances
  • Prior fertility testing and results
  • Current medications
  • Medical diagnosis and history, especially ones affecting fertility
  • Documentation of any previous fertility treatments
  • Previous surgeries and dates
  • Notebook to record information from your visit
  • Any relevant questions you have

We highly encourage you to bring your partner, spouse, friend or significant other to either the first or second visits. This ensures that you have someone outside our office to support you and be aware of the process and treatments.

It is also important that you complete the new patient information materials. You will also need to bring your insurance card and information, driver’s license and doctor’s referral if available.

You will also want to discuss with your employer or insurance company the details of coverage. We can also assist you with verification of your benefits.

Meeting your Specialist

You will meet with your reproductive endocrinologist and other fertility team members on your first visit. We encourage you to share your details, questions and experiences that led you on the path to Inovi. Our doctors and staff are great listeners. We do not rush you; we want you to feel at ease and comfortable to discuss your journey toward parenthood.

Once all your information has been reviewed, your doctor will provide his recommendations and treatment plan. This is also the time you receive information about the various treatment options for your condition. Testing typically includes hormone testing, ultrasound and imaging studies, and a semen analysis.

At Inovi we offer the following Fertility Treatments:

  • Ovulation Induction
  • Insemination
  • In Vitro Fertiliztion (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
  • Egg Freezing
  • Sperm Freezing
  • Embryo Freezing

Procedures that can improve your fertility:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laproscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Tubal Reversal


Financing Options

At Inovi we provide help assessing your fertility insurance coverage and can advocate for you when discussing fertility treatments with your insurance company. If you do not have an insurance plan, or would like to discuss it, we can also help you find and select financing options.

Let our office be your next call on your path to fertility.

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