Experience and Innovation Translate to Success
Reproductive Resource Center (RRC) ~ is the region’s most experienced in helping infertile couples become parents.
They are also the region’s leading innovator with a full range of treatment options ranging from minimal therapies to high-tech procedures.
RRC specializes in reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro fertilization (or IVF),and they are passionate about helping people overcome difficulties with infertility. Over the decades, their culture of innovation and highest quality standards has resulted in enormous achievements in infertility treatment.
RRC is a privately-held clinic where the doctors have complete control over their practices, allOwing them to focus solely on patient care. For those individuals or families who are seeking responsible fertility treatment, their CAP Accredited IVF lab offers high pregnancy and low multiple birth rates.
The team at RRC understands how difficult struggling with infertility is for their patients. RRC is committed to providing only the best possible care to couples with a compassionate and candid approach. As highly-trained infertility specialists, the doctors and staff at RRC offer an unprecedented experience base to treat infertility issues. Collectively, the RRC staff has more than 100 years of experience treating infertility. Equally important, some of their staff has struggled with infertility themselves.
Once pregnancy is achieved patients are referred back to their referring physician.
One married couple in six confronts infertility, a condition clinically defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse.
However, earlier consultation is often appropriate.
Candidates for earlier assessment include:
- Women older than 35 trying to conceive for more than 6 months.
- Women experiencing irregular menstrual cycles.
- Women having experienced 2 or more miscarriages.
- Couples with inherited illness that can be treated with genetic testing of the embryo (e.g. cystic fibrosis).
Fortunately, advances in reproductive research and technology offer many encouraging treatment options for infertile couples wishing to start or grow their families. Some of these alternatives alone may be successful, while others may be combined to offer the most effective treatment:
- Intrauterine Insemination
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
- Ovum (Egg) Donation
- Sperm Donation
- Gestational Carrier
- Blastocyst Culture
- Blastocyst Biopsy
- Pre-Implantation Genetic ScreeninglDiagnosis
- Blastocyst (Embryo) Vitrification (Freezing)
- Oocyte (Egg) Vitrification (Freezing)
Reproductive Laboratory Services is part of RRC and provides on-site services specific to fertility testing, as well as same day results.
This ensures the consistent, high-quality results required by the physicians at RRC.
Services performed in RRCs laboratory include semen analYSiS, antisperm antibody testing, semen processing for intrauterine insemination, cryopreservation of sperm and embryos, and same-day results for many hormonal assays.
RRC’s Newest Innovation
RRC, known for its longstanding history of innovation, and first in the region to offer almost every treatment modality, has recently added oocyte vitrification (also known as freezing eggs). This revolutionary technique will allow advanced cryopreservation of a woman’s eggs which will open a new world of options for those needing donor eggs, as well as the capability of fertility preservation for women without a partner, or women who must undergo cancer surgery or medications
which might impact fertility, for later use. Currently this technique is being performed for donor eggs, but should soon be available for the general public.
Financing and Insurance
As part of RRCs full range of infertility services, the financial counselors also help patients understand insurance coverage and other available financial options.
Dr. Brabec and Dr. Riggs currently participate with several insurance plans. RRe Encourages Education RRC encourages everyone struggling with infertility to learn as much as possible, so they can be confident about the decisions they make.
Information about infertility and RRC can be found at rrc.com. Their web site will also link you to other helpful sites as well as media sites like the RRC Blog, Facebook and Newsfeeds. RRC also encourages you to visit their video website (YouTube) to “meet” their doctors and patients.
For further information or to schedule an appointment you can contact RRC by calling (913) 894-2323 during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ,
Monday through Friday.
The Doctors at Reproductive Resource Center RRC physicians are fellowship-trained Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialists. Dr. Celeste
Brabec trained at Harvard University, joining the practice in 1999, and now serves as the medical director. Dr. Ryan Riggs completed his fellowship at the distinguished Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.