Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute

Steven A. Brody, MD, PhD

Fertility Specialist & Reproductive Endocrinologist located in San Diego, CA

Our Institute is a national leader in IVF and reproductive medicine

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About Dr. Brody

Dr. Steven A. Brody, the Director of the Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute in San Diego, has spent his professional career providing compassionate and specialized care to help families overcome infertility.

Dr. Brody has authored two textbooks, one at Stanford and one with a Nobel Prize winner at Cambridge, entitled “Principles and Practice of Assisted Human Reproduction.” Dr. Brody earned his M.D. degree at Washington University and continued his education with an internship at Yale, a residency at Stanford, and a fellowship at Baylor.  Dr. Brody is the only doctor in the U.S. who has achieved Board Certifications in four distinct specialty areas including: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Brody offers patients compassionate care and treatment. Many of his patients have stayed with him following their fertility treatments because of the trusting relationships they developed with him. In fact, as his patients have grown older, Dr. Brody extended his practice to include care for menopausal women using integrative medicine and bioidentical hormones.

Dr. Brody served in the military as a lieutenant commander (surgeon). He was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD in La Jolla, and he has had numerous medical research studies published.

He has lectured in several countries throughout the world, including the Peru, Colombia, Ukraine, Russia, and Japan. He has also been involved in two “medical missions,” and performed hands-on surgery in Moscow.

Dr. Brody is the best-trained specialist in the U.S. No one can match Dr. Brody's credentials. On a personal level, Dr. Brody has two loving children and the family dog, Terk.

If you are looking for a compassionate and thorough physician who works with you to overcome infertility and treat any reproductive disorders, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute

Dr. Steven A. Brody, the Director of the Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute in San Diego, has spent his professional career providing compassionate and specialized care to help families overcome infertility.

Dr. Brody has authored two textbooks, one at Stanford and one with a Nobel Prize winner at Cambridge, entitled “Principles and Practice of Assisted Human Reproduction.” Dr. Brody earned his M.D. degree at Washington University and continued his education with an internship at Yale, a residency at Stanford, and a fellowship at Baylor.  Dr. Brody is the only doctor in the U.S. who has achieved Board Certifications in four distinct specialty areas including: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Brody offers patients compassionate care and treatment. Many of his patients have stayed with him following their fertility treatments because of the trusting relationships they developed with him. In fact, as his patients have grown older, Dr. Brody extended his practice to include care for menopausal women using integrative medicine and bioidentical hormones.

Dr. Brody served in the military as a lieutenant commander (surgeon). He was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD in La Jolla, and he has had numerous medical research studies published.

He has lectured in several countries throughout the world, including the Peru, Colombia, Ukraine, Russia, and Japan. He has also been involved in two “medical missions,” and performed hands-on surgery in Moscow.

Dr. Brody is the best-trained specialist in the U.S. No one can match Dr. Brody's credentials. On a personal level, Dr. Brody has two loving children and the family dog, Terk.

If you are looking for a compassionate and thorough physician who works with you to overcome infertility and treat any reproductive disorders, call the office or book an appointment online today.


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Dr. Brody's YouTube Page

 

Check out some of Dr. Brody's videos with discussions and tips regarding fertility and reproductive endocrinology. 

 

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Unexplained Infertility? What are the causes?

Couples frequently ask their physician why they are not getting pregnant.  It is not infrequent for the wife to be told by her Ob-Gyn or infertility specialist that "everything is fine" and the chance of pregnancy looks good.  If several months go by without conception, the situation becomes extremely more frustrating.

Unexplained infertility affects about one out of eight couples (12%) who are trying to conceive.  With modern advances in the evaluation and diagnosis of reproductive disorders, we now know that the true incidence of unexplained infertility is much lower, probably on the order of five percent or less. At our Institute we find that less than 2% percent of patients have true. unexplained infertility. We can work with couples to identify any and all factors leading to reduced fertility.

Unexplained infertility is seen in situations where the wife has normal ovulatory function, no apparent endometriosis, patent tubes, and normal cervical mucous; and the husband's sperm count appears to be normal, and tests of sperm function all appear to be within the normal range.  

Virtually all cases of unexplained infertility will usually be due to one of the following three problems:

  1. Failure of ovum pickup
  2. Failure of fertilization
  3. Failure of implantation

In many cases these problems overlap and may be coincident. Furthermore, the presence of subfertility in each partner may result in infertility in the couple, despite apparently adequate reproductive function in each partner. At our center. We do the detective work to find out why a couple is not getting pregnant. With this approach, we find out that the vast majority of cases of unexplained infertility can actually be explained.

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Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other quesitons.

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Location
Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
6386 Alvarado Ct., Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: 858-216-2096
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858-216-2096

Steven Brody, MD, PhD
6386 Alvarado Ct.
Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92120