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Fertility Center of San Antonio

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Fertility Center of San Antonio

Joseph E. Martin, MD, FACOG
Gregory S. Neal, MD, FACOG
Mathew G. Retzloff, M.D., FACOG
Thomas B. Pool, PHD, HCLD
Jaye E. Adams, M.D., FACOG

4499 Medical Drive , Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229

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The Fertility Center of San Antonio believes selecting a fertility center could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your family. Due to the complexities contributing to infertility, it is important to choose a fertility center that will address your physical, mental and emotional needs during this difficult time. For over 30 years, The Fertility Center of San Antonio has specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and research of reproductive disorders worldwide.

Combining extensive experience and a proven track record of success, our clinic staff and laboratory have worked closely together to achieve some of the nation’s highest proven fertility success rates, ones reviewed and documented by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the federal government.
 Patients of our San Antonio fertility clinic benefit from our decades of experience and success. We are pioneers in the reproductive field, and always work as a team to achieve some of the highest fertility success rates in the nation.

Services Offered

For more than 30 years, our doctors and staff have specialized in the treatment and research of reproductive disorders. We are proud to have maintained most of our original staff, and have grown to 30 full-time professionals that guide our patients through each step of the fertility process. Together, we celebrate our patients that are now parents, totaling more than 3000 babies born to our IVF/FET program. We began reporting our outcomes in 1988. Today, we have two decades of experience and several office-based fertility options available to our patients. We invite you to view our most current success rates for fertility procedures.

 We are proud to offer the following procedures:
  • InVitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Options for patients with tubal ligations
  • Tubal Reversal Surgery
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  • Options for patients with vasectomy, failed vasectomy reversal, obstructions or other male factor conditions
  • Fertility Acupuncture
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
  • Embryo Transfer (ET)
  • Blastocyst Transfer
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Andrology and Embryology Laboratory
  • Hormone Assays
  • Semen Analysis with Anti-Sperm Antibody Testing
  • Induction of Ovulation 
  • Egg Donation
  • Shared Egg Donor Program
  • Gestational Carrier/Surrogate
  • IUI or IVF with Sperm Donor
  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
  • Office Hysteroscopy
  • Egg Freezing
 Our facility is accredited with some of the top organizations:
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) since 1996
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) since 1990
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since 2003
  • Registered by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners/Office-Based Anesthesia Facility
  

 

Joseph E. Martin, M.D., FACOG
Medical Director

Joseph E. Martin, a native of Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology in 1959 from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and a M.D. degree in 1963 from the University of Texas in Galveston, Texas. He completed his internship at Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas in 1964. He then served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1966, where he worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Martin then completed a three-year specialty training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Martin joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1969 as an Instructor, and subsequently as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During that time, his sponsored research involved study of the actions of hormones at the cellular level. Dr. Martin entered the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in San Antonio in 1972. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Martin helped form the Fertility Program at Methodist Hospital in 1986 and served as its Medical Director until 1990.

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Martin formed the Fertility Center of San Antonio (a private, office-based center with SART affiliation), and serves currently as the Medical Director. Dr. Martin has personally attended thousands of cycles (IVF, GIFT, ZIFT), and several thousand cycles of induction of ovulation with intrauterine insemination.

The Fertility Center of San Antonio was one of the first programs in the country to be office-based, and has had many first events, including the first ICSI pregnancy in the Southwest. FCSA is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Martin is an active member of AIUM.


Gregory S. Neal, M.D., FACOG
Reproductive Endocrinologist

Gregory S. Neal, a native of Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1982 from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1984 from Texas A&M University, and an M.D. degree in 1988 from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas in 1992. Dr. Neal then proceeded to New York where he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1994 at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Zev Rosenwaks.

Dr. Neal joined the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1994 and served as a Major in the United States Air Force until May 1999. As the Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology, he was instrumental in developing a full service infertility program with referrals from throughout the United States. He established the highly successful Wilford Hall Medical Center IVF program and served as the Medical Director from its inception in 1996 through his separation from the Air Force in 1999. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is a Fellow of the the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Neal's early research interests included evaluation of methods of stimulating high responder patients in IVF cycles. Past interests include work evaluating the predictive value of basal serum insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGF-BP3) for IVF outcome and evaluation of the relationship between cumulus cell apoptosis and markers of ovarian response and reserve. His special interests include infertility, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, tubal microsurgery, hormone replacement therapy, and in vitro fertilization.

Dr. Neal's most recent publications involve studies with the development of brief stress management support groups for couples undergoing IVF.

Fertility Center of San Antonio is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Neal is an active member of AIUM.
 


Matthew G. Retzloff, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Retzloff, a native of San Antonio, Texas, earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 1990 from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.D. degree in 1994 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX in 1998.  Dr. Retzloff studied at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA, where he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in 2003.  He subsequently directed the IVF program at Wilford Hall IVF center for over 8 years and led its transition to Brooke Army Medical Center in 2011.  He retired in Sept 2014 from the US Air Force, after almost 21 years of distinguished service to our country.

Dr. Retzloff is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He has served on the Executive Council for SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies) and has authored and presented numerous studies related to IVF and ICSI at national professional society meetings.  His special interests include infertility, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, to include daVinci robotic assisted surgery, and in vitro fertilization.Look for his publications in leading journals such as Fertility and Sterility, The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  We are so happy to have him join our team!


Dr. Thomas Pool, P.h.D., HCLD
Scientific Director

Dr. Thomas Pool
is the embryologist and director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratory of the center. He is a native Texan and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1970 and a Master of Arts degree in Biology in 1973 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He then attended the University of Virginia as a National Institutes of Health predoctoral trainee in developmental biology and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976.
Dr. Pool completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1978.

He joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School that same year and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984. His research focused upon the basic mechanisms governing cell growth and included investigations into ways to improve embryo growth using nonhuman primates as a model system for study. In 1986, he became the Embryologist and Laboratory Director for the Fertility Program at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and was appointed as the Program Director in 1989. 


Dr. Jaye Adams, M.D, FACOG

Dr. Jaye Adams earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1992 from Texas A&M University and an M.D. degree in 1996 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She returned to Texas to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Air Force physician at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Adams practiced as a general Obstetrician/Gynecologist for the Air Force until 2012; serving in Germany, Mississippi, England, and as Chief of Gynecology at San Antonio Military Medical Center. During this time she was proud to have deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where she assisted an Obstetrics training team at an Afghan host nation hospital. 

In 2012, Dr. Adams went on to complete fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and earn a Master's of Science in Clinical Investigation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX; allowing her to practice full-time in her favorite niche of Ob/Gyn -- helping couples to pursue their family building dreams. After completing fellowship studies, she returned to SAMMC to practice as an active duty Reproductive Endocrinologist, most recently serving as the IVF Director at SAMMC. Dr. Adams retired in June 2018 from the US Air Force after 22 years of service. 

Dr. Adams is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has authored manuscripts related to PCOS, and ovarian granulosa/theca cells. Her special interests include infertility, ovulation disorders, and fertility preservation. 

Education

The fertility doctors at the Fertility Center of San Antonio have over 30 years of experience treating a wide range of fertility issues. Dr. Martin, Dr. Neal, Dr. Retzloff, Dr. Adams, and Dr. Pool all proudly served our country and are all military veterans. Our doctors continue to study the latest technologies and techniques to bring our patients the highest quality reproductive assistance.

FCSA News Corner 
  • Dr. Gregory Neal and Dr. Matthew Retzloff were selected as 2018 Super Doctors by Texas Monthly for Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Dr. Pool has been selected to receive the 2018 Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists Lifetime Acheivement Award! The award is given in appreciation of his many contributions in the fields of reproductive biology and laboratory technology. The award will be given at ASRM in Denver, October 2018. 
  • Dr. Gregory Neal and Dr. Matthew Retzloff, nominated as two of three Super Doctor's 2017 by Texas Monthly for Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Dr. Pool was 1 of 4 embryology experts in the United States chosen to lecture at the International IVF Forum, Shenzhen, China
  • Dr. Retzloff has been elected as the National Clinical Director to SART and will serve at the SART Executive Council Meeting to assist in decisions impacting IVF in the United States
  • Dr. Retzloff and Dr. Neal are both 2019 Texas Super Doctors for Texas Monthly
  • Dr. Neal has been honored as a Texas Super Doctor Legacy Member (15 consecutive years as a Texas Super Doctor!)

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