Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


Dr. Barry Donesky and Dr. Joseph Bird work with all the residents during their training experience with special emphasis during the 2nd and 3rd years of the program.  Their office services a wide range of patients with issues within the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility(REI).  They evaluate patient issues with Fertility, Endocrinology/Hormone treatment, Menopause/Andropause and perform all manner of gynecologic surgical procedures.  The second year resident gains a basic understanding of pelvic ultrasound technology with hands-on training in reproductive organ system and pathology identification.  A full service, in-office IVF center provides ultrasound follicular monitoring, sedation assisted transvaginal ultrasound guided oocyte retrieval, intracytoplasmic sperm injection(ICSI), Embryo Biopsy with Preimplantation Genetic Screening(PGS), and Embryo Transfer.  The 2nd and 3rd year residents are fully integrated into the evaluation and therapeutic implementation of these techniques.  The residents quickly become proficient in nontraditional forms of hormone replacement in both men and women including hormone pellet therapy with hands on training and instruction.


We also partner with the Pediatric Oncology department at Children's Hospital at Erlanger to provide germ cell retrieval and cryopreservation of pediatric patients who need sperm and oocyte  cryopreservation due to expected damage from chemotherapeutic protocols.  We also work closely with the Erlanger/UT Urology department to provide Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration(PESA), Testicular Sperm Aspiration(TESE), Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration(MESA), and Microsurgical Mapping for Testicular Sperm Aspiration.  All these experiences provide our residents with an overall well-rounded REI experience.




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