About This Service
UT Health Austin’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) service offers diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions affecting reproductive health in patients (13 years and older). This includes hormonal support and management, preconception counseling, infertility, support for couples desiring fertility care, and reproductive endocrine disorders, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, menstrual irregularities, primary ovarian insufficiency, and perimenopausal and menopausal issues. We work with you to provide you with specialized care that will help you meet your treatment goals.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care, meaning you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility care team includes reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists, psychiatrists, dietitians, social workers, and more who work together to help you meet your reproductive health and fertility goals.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, and UT Health San Antonio to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with a comprehensive, coordinated care plan that incorporates cutting-edge medical treatment options specific to you. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
About the Collaboration Between UT Health Austin and UT Health San Antonio
In collaboration with UT Health San Antonio, we are able to perform a full scope of fertility procedures, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), INVOcell IVF, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), and third-party reproduction services (donor oocytes, sperm, embryos and gestational carriers), on-site at the UT Health San Antonio Reproductive Health and Fertility Center. This unique relationship allows us to provide our patients with access to one of the most cost-efficient fertility practices in the area. Fertility procedures at UT Health San Antonio are performed by UT Health Austin board-certified and fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Winifred Mak, MD, PhD.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. We are committed to clear and timely communication with you, your referring provider, and other healthcare specialists, beginning with your initial visit and continuing throughout your cycle of care. Once we receive a referral from your referring provider, members of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility care team will identify any existing records of treatment in the UT Health Austin system and communicate with your referring provider to obtain needed medical records and other information. If you have received medical treatment from a provider other than your referring provider, your care team will contact you to receive a written Authorization to Receive Medical Records from your other provider(s). The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility care team generally will not schedule your initial appointment until it has received all relevant records. Once all records have been received and reviewed, the UT Health Austin Access Center will contact you to schedule your initial appointment.
At the time of your initial appointment, the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility care team will review your medical history, conduct a full evaluation, and develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your fertility goals.
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.