The Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia offers all levels of female and male infertility evaluation and treatment and reproductive health services. What is unique about us is that we are the only dedicated, comprehensive fertility clinic in Charlottesville. Lynchburg and the surrounding region. The practice is open 7 days a week to optimize care.
Doctors Bruce Bateman, Laura Smith, and Chris Williams are subspecialty trained and certified reproductive specialists with over 50 years of combined experience. Dr. Bateman and Dr. Williams have been named one of the nations “Best Doctors” for many consecutive years. Dr. Williams is the author of an internationally sold book to help couples to conceive called “The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally.” They are the only subspecialty trained and certified fertility specialists (reproductive endocrinologists) in Charlottesville, Lynchburg and the surrounding region. Many Ob/Gyn’s and some family doctors (or medical endocrinologists) offer limited fertility services but they are not able to offer most aspects of fertility care. Also, they are only open 5 days a week so almost 1/3 of the time (2/7 days and no holidays) they will miss the opportunity to help. Our fertility clinic offers all services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, 363 days a year. Timing is everything!
In 2016, our IVF program celebrated its 30th year providing IVF to the region. We have three board certified reproductive endocrinologists (infertility specialist) on staff. Our IVF program is one of the most successful in Virginia. Don’t take our word for it, visit www.fertilitysuccessrates.com. According to this website, we are #1 in Virginia for patients <35 using thawed embryos (the majority of our transfers are thawed embryos) and #2 in the entire USA for patients 35-37 using thawed embryos. In fact, we attract patients from across the United States.
Commonly seen patients include in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg banking, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), assistance with ovulation problems, tubal reanastomosis (tubal ligation reversal), endometriosis, fibroids (myomas), premature ovarian failure, irregular menstrual cycles, recurrent miscarriage, intrauterine insemination or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for low sperm numbers, egg donation, preimplantation genetic testing, minimally invasive and conservative surgery, and advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Our physicians are specially trained to perform myomectomy, outpatient tubal ligation reversal surgery, advanced surgery for endometriosis, removal of ovarian cysts while preserving normal ovarian tissue, correction of congenital anomalies of the uterus, vagina and fallopian tubes, and reconstruction of damaged fallopian tubes.
Doctors Bateman, Smith and Williams function as a group. They also have teaching appointments at The University of Virginia. The doctors have various responsibilities in the operating room, the office, doing hysterosalpingograms, and IVF procedures. If you wish to see a specific physician for elective follow-up visits, we will be happy to meet your requests. However, visits that are menstrual cycle day dependent (and many are) you will be seen by the physician who is in the office that day. The doctors practice together with a similar management style.