TriStar Centennial April 26, 2013

Numerous treatment options available for couples experiencing conception challenges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2013) – More than 4 million children have been conceived through In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, since its inception more than 30 years ago. It is one of many current treatment options available to couples experiencing fertility challenges.

“We believe that everyone has the right to conceive and deserves the opportunity to do so,” says Jaime Vasquez, M.D., medical director of The Center for Reproductive Health at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. “There is often a combination of contributing medical factors that lead to a couple’s infertility. We identify those factors and determine which treatment options may help couples overcome the obstacles.”

Infertility workups should be considered after a couple has been trying to conceive for more than a year. Patients are typically men and women between the ages of 21 and 50. There are multiple treatment options available, from timed intercourse to IVF. Each couple’s situation is unique, so treatment plans are individualized to each patient’s personal medical history, lifestyle, and preferences.

“Every person who comes to us is unique, though they have a shared dream – to conceive a child,” said Vasquez. “Our team works closely with couples to provide information and options for them to chose a fertility treatment plan that meets their needs and desires in the safest manner possible.”

With more than 25 years as a fertility specialist, Vasquez has seen many technologic and scientific advancements in helping couples conceive. He has enjoyed seeing new options available to couples and individuals, including fertility preservation for men and women who are preparing to undergo cancer therapy that may damage reproductive organs.

Vasquez wants people to remember that infertility is not an uncommon condition. In fact, 1 out of 15 couples experience infertility issues.

“Many affordable treatment options are available and tailored to a couple’s needs,” he said. “We can help you achieve your dreams of parenthood.”

For more information about fertility services, visit and select TriStar Centennial Medical Center or call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 45 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill provides 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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