Get to the heart of infertility quickly and effectively
Don’t waste precious time going from place to place and scan to scan. Getting to the cause of your infertility can actually be quite straight forward.
*Please call our dedicated practice nurse on (02) 4957 3899 to discuss any initial questions you may have.
To be seen for our specialised infertility scanning and consultation you will require a referral from your GP.
Stress and anxiety can impact on your ability to fall pregnant. All too often a diagnosis can be delayed as typically testing and investigations for infertility can drag on for months across multiple locations.
That’s why it’s essential that you receive accurate screening and diagnosis to ensure you are not wasting your time and money with ineffective treatments.
At Newcastle Ultrasound we are a one-stop, multidisciplinary infertility diagnosis and management centre. We have invested in the latest advanced infertility scanning technology that allows us to specifically investigate details that might otherwise be missed.
With over 30 years of experience in diagnosing and treating infertility, we regularly update our knowledge and expertise via advanced training on the latest advancements in women’s health and fertility. In fact, Dr Steve Raymond and Newcastle Ultrasound are commonly called upon by medical practitioners to assist with the diagnosis and assessment of the most complex infertility cases.
PCOS, endometriosis, blocked tubes can often be the underlying causes of infertility
What we often see is that very common conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), blocked tubes or other uterine abnormalities are often the underlying causes of infertility.
Before embarking on costly infertility or IVF treatment, it is imperative to rule out these common causes of infertility and seek treatment and management for them. Tailoring an effective treatment plan will save you time, money and unnecessary anxiety.
The great news is that most infertility issues can be overcome with specialised fertility scanning and expert advice.
Dr Steve Raymond and the team at Newcastle Ultrasound can effectively assess for the presence of endometriosis (a common condition that can cause infertility) and offer treatment via keyhole surgery, an advanced diagnostics and treatment tool. Read more about keyhole surgery
Our specialised infertility scanning and screening technology and clinical approach is minimally invasive.
In most cases we perform what we call a ‘transvaginal procedure’. We insert a special ultrasound probe into your vagina for the examination. The procedure usually takes no longer than 15-20 minutes. The procedure is performed by a female sonographer who is experienced at infertility scans. You’ll find this examination less uncomfortable than a Pap smear test.
Also, keep in mind that male causes of infertility affect up to 40% of couples that experience difficulty in falling pregnant. We offer specialist testicular scans and sperm testing to check for possible causes of male infertility.
A dedicated practice nurse with specialised training in infertility will guide you through every visit with us.
Your health and care is important to us. We have a dedicated practice nurse as an added service that is unique to our practice. Naomi has had special training and focus in women’s health and fertility. Along with our specialist team, Naomi will work with you to coordinate your visit at the clinic, as well as be available as an additional resource to discuss your treatment and ask questions about what to expect at each step of the way.
We are committed to ensuring that our patients are provided with the utmost care and attention.
The ultrasound examination will focus on looking at the muscular wall and shape of the uterus as well as the endometrial lining and cavity of the uterus.
Sometimes the shape of the uterus or the cavity can be different or abnormal leading to infertility and miscarriages. There may be fibroids or growths in the wall of the uterus which can affect the cavity or the tubes.
Endometrial polyps, which are a growth of the lining of the uterus, can affect implantation and may cause infertility.
Uterine fibroids, which are a growth on the muscular wall of the uterus, may block the tubes or affect the cavity leading to miscarriages.