30th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Transfer Conference
An event co-organized by Reproductive Partners San Diego, July 16-19, 2017 at the Hotel Del Coronado.Learn More
Where Patients Become Parents
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center-San Diego is dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey.Learn More
High Pregnancy Rates Can Be Achieved With Elective Single Embryo Transfer
V. Gabriel Garzo, Ana Lisa Yeo, H. Irene Su, Heidi Cook-Andersen, David R. Meldrum, Antoni J. DulebaLearn More
Reproductive Partners Physicians Present at ASRM Scientific Congress
Our fertility experts presented research findings at the ASRM Scientific Congress and Expo.Learn more
Lifestyle Choices Affect Fertility
The choices you make can affect your fertility. Our guide provides tips on how to optimize your health.Learn More
V. Gabriel Garzo, M.D.
Dr. Garzo’s focus on helping couples become families combines with his warm, caring nature to ensure his patients feel supported throughout their journey.Meet Our Team
Dr. Irene Su
''Caring'' is a keyword used to describe Dr. Irene Su’s approach to her work. She is committed to making each of her patients feel safe and supported as they move through their journey of growing their family.Meet Our Team
Antoni Duleba, M.D.
Dr. Antoni Duleba’s care is driven by innovative research and state-of-the-art technique. His passion for the field of women’s health garners a meticulousness that is surpassed only by his compassion and commitment to his patients.Meet Our Team
Heidi Cook-Andersen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Cook-Andersen is dedicated to providing customized care to help patients achieve their dreams.Meet Our Team
The difficult journey of creating our children was eased by the excellent team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, and staff at Reproductive Partners. You truly feel your journey is their journey---as if they truly are partners in possiblilities with you! They are a rare mix of top-notch skills with a large dose of care and comraderie. Reproductive Partners sets the bar for top quality medical care in a very competitive market.
For the second year in a row, the world’s best and brightest minds in the field of IVF gathered at the Hotel Del Coronado to share the latest and most important advancements in the specialty of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Once again, fertility experts at Reproductive Partners were well represented at the speakers’ podium, sharing their innovative research results and clinical findings with colleagues from around the globe.
Dr. Heidi Cook-Andersen, a physician at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego, was recently featured in the San Diego Union Tribune on the topic of a recent breakthrough in her research on the causes of female infertility. During her research, Dr. Cook-Andersen discovered a link between the lack of a protein called L2, which is normally present in female egg cells, and infertile eggs.
As the egg matures, it grows enormously in size and the number of mitochondria (the tiny batteries supplying energy) markedly increases so that each cell of the embryo will have enough until the blastocyst stage when they again start to replicate. With age, these tiny batteries start to run low on power, resulting in less energy being available for these critical functions.
Though the disease of infertility has many causes, reducing stress can allow couples to participate in more cycles, which can have an impact on overall success rates. Learn how to reduce stress during IVF treatment.