Our Location
5525 Etiwanda Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Same Day Appointments
  Call Us Today
(818) 344-0300
English  |  Spanish  |  Blog

Artificial Insemination in Tarzana
and Encino CA

Pregnancy through Artificial Insemination
Dr. Torbati offers artificial insemination options in Tarzana for both men and women who are unable to find success in having children. There are many reasons as to why artificial insemination is performed after other options have been explored:
     • Unexplained infertility after being tested.
     • Male releases semen and sperm into urinary bladder instead of through the penis.
    (Known as retrograde ejaculation. Sperm can still be used.)
     • Poor sperm quality or low in quantity
     • Issues with a woman’s cervix that prevents sperm from proper travel.
     • Women who have endometriosis or other reproductive organ abnormalities.
     • No male partner.
If your case is not listed above, then do not be alarmed. These are just the most common reasons as to why men and women seek insemination. Dr. Torbati may recommend a different form of treatment before attempting artificial insemination.

What Artificial Insemination Options Do I Have?

If Dr. Torbati decides that artificial insemination is right for you, then the next step is deciding exactly which approach is best for your individual needs. The options are as follows.
  • ICIintracervical insemination is a procedure in which the sperm is placed directly into the cervix. We strongly recommend against performing the procedure at home as it increases risk, especially if you are unsure of what to do.
  • IUIintrauterine insemination is a relatively easy treatment option in which prewashed sperm is placed directly into the uterus through a catheter that bypasses the cervix.
All of these procedures can be performed inside of Dr. Torbati’s office in a small amount of time. Patients can also return to work the following day. All sperm is gathered from trusted banks that Dr. Torbati has had the privilege of working with as an OB/GYN in Tarzana.

How Successful is Artificial Insemination?

With artificial insemination, there are no guarantees. This is because there are many factors that may inhibit a fertile environment for sperm to travel, unless the sperm is infertile for various reasons.

Age is very large factor to keep in mind when considering insemination as the older you are, the less likely insemination will work for you.

Other methods may boast significant success in combination with other procedures. Dr. Torbati will cover this information in a private consultation at his office.

Contact Dr. Torbati for a Detailed Consultation.