Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)

The division of Reproductive Medicine of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology houses specialisms that focus on diagnosing and treating endocrine disorders. These include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) as well as other conditions hampering fertility.

Infertility may be caused by anything ranging from uterine abnormalities and scarring to endocrine (hormonal) disorders. Sometimes, the causes remain unknown. Some problems manifest themselves in the preconception phase, and others during the pregnancy, leading to recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarriage.

Irregular or absent menstrual cycles, as seen in PCOS or POI, do not only cause short term problems (e.g. anovulation and decreased fertility); if left untreated, they are associated with long term health problems, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We therefore also focus on long term health issues, and try to prevent them by implementing proper preventive treatment strategies.

We offer treatment modalities for sexual dysfunction due to somatic diseases such as infertility, menstrual irregularity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. All care is provided as part of a long-lasting life course approach in which we care for women and men throughout their whole lifespan, before, during and after their reproductive period.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Erasmus MC

The medical staff at the division of Reproductive Medicine are committed to provide the very best of care for people with hormonal and/or fertility problems. Our hospital is specialized in diagnosing and treating rare and complex diseases, and is therefore well-equipped to aid those with endocrine and or fertility problems.

Our Reproductive Center provides treatment for male as well as female infertility. Moreover, we provide egg and sperm donation programs and also offer several fertility preservation treatments in newly diagnosed female and male cancer patients.

We treat and assist people with:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Sexual disorders due to somatic diseases
  • Menopausal problems
  • Male factor infertility
  • Unexplained infertility

Please feel free to contact us for any questions related to infertility and reproductive medicine.

Diagnosis and treatment

Prior to treatment, we will conduct a thorough evaluation (interview, physical examination and laboratory investigations) in order to come to a correct diagnosis within 6 to 8 weeks. Thereafter we will provide you with detailed treatment plan which yields the best results.

Our treatments include:

  • ovulation induction
  • Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) with or without Mild Ovarian Hyperstimulation (MOH)
  • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Combined IVF/ICSI.
  • Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA)
  • Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA)
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
  • Egg/ sperm donation
  • Fertility preservation in new cancer patients

Apart from the above mentioned treatment modalities we also offer extensive psycho-social support through specialized social workers or psychologists which might assist you in mastering problems arising during treatment or assist you in improving your coping skills.

More about the Division of Reproductive Medicine at Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC is one of the largest tertiary care and academic hospital in the Netherlands. Our hospital can proudly offer the services of highly specialized medical professionals for the treatment of complex and rare diseases.

Our Medical Expertise

Our treatment protocols have been validated and are regularly updated according to the newest and latest available evidence, institutional experiences and through continuously on-going research.

Affiliated Departments and Expertise Centers

  • Urology and Andrology
  • Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Clinical Genetics

Are you seeking a consultation, second opinion or medical treatment related to this specialism/department? Please contact us or request an appointment. We will answer all your further questions and can match your specific medical case to the best available specialist.

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