Hope For Couples At P.B. Center For Reproductive Medicine
Leonard Wechsler 07.SEP.07
|Dr. Scott Roseff
There are many families in Palm Beach County who call Dr. Scott Roseff a miracle worker. Roseff, a board-certified specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility who practices in Wellington, leads a team at Dr. Scott Roseff's Office that has brought joy to parents who had once despaired of ever having children.
“We work as a team here,” Roseff said. “I’m a specialist in female fertility, but we also have a doctor who specializes in male fertility, a nutritionist, a psychotherapist and an acupuncturist as part of the team. My two nurses are fabulous; both of them specialized in fertility cases for years before they came to work for me.”
Roseff said his team works hard to help patients understand their situation. “Most of the people who come to a specialist like me have already seen other doctors,” he said. “We spend a lot of time with our patients to educate them. I had one woman who came in and told me that she had learned more in our introductory interview than she had in three years with another doctor.”
The combined expertise of the team means Roseff’s practice can approach all facets of an infertility problem, he said. “If a man comes in and we find a problem with his sperm, I send him to our male fertility specialist who can go over possible causes and help overcome them if at all possible,” he said. “And, of course, we check out diet as well.”
Roseff said his acupuncturist, an unusual specialist, has helped many patients.
“It certainly can’t hurt a woman, and with the right person it provides assistance,” he said. “There have been studies demonstrating that it improves chances of conception.”
Roseff, who set up his practice here a year ago after relocating from New Jersey, lives in Wellington with his wife and two sons. “People can call us anytime during working hours,” he said. “And we can have someone here any day of the year, even on holidays, if a specific procedure has to be done that day.”
Roseff said he is one of Palm Beach County’s few reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“We have had a phenomenal success rate here,” Roseff said. “Most patients here have been able to successfully conceive. Last year, for example, 56 percent of couples using in vitro fertilization were successful, well above the national average.
To achieve such success, Roseff’s team provides individualized care. “This is not a cookie-cutter operation,” Roseff said. “Every woman is different. If a patient is 40, that does not mean she is in the same position as another 40-year-old woman. So every treatment is different.”
Roseff noted that his practice is equipped to perform most diagnostics. “We do most of our own testing right on premises,” he said. “We are a state-certified lab, so we can do sperm testing and blood hormone testing. We even do it for some people who are not our regular patients.”
Although Roseff is affiliated with both Wellington Regional Medical Center and Palms West Hospital, he is proud that almost all this work is done in his office. “We seldom have to leave in order to provide services,” he said. “I almost never have to take a patient to the hospital.”
Almost all of Roseff’s patients have been referred by their regular obstetrician/gynecologists. Post-conception, the office continues to monitor patients until the pregnancy is well underway. “We check to make sure that everything is in the right place, and we can even check a heartbeat with ultrasound,” he said. “Then they go back to their regular obstetrician. But we usually see them again when they bring their babies in after they’ve given birth. That’s what really gives all of us incredible feelings of joy.”
Roseff said the range of infertility treatments his practice provides is diverse. “We do every possible kind of treatment including simple artificial insemination through in vitro fertilization for both sperm and egg through surrogacy,” he said. “We work with same-sex couples and with single women. We also can do family balancing through genetic choice for families. When I was in New Jersey, I worked with a woman from Montreal who had five daughters and wanted a son. We were successful.”
Roseff said he and his team plan to give a free symposium during National Infertility Awareness Week in November.
The Dr. Scott Roseff is located on the campus of Wellington Regional Medical Center, north of the main hospital building at 9960 Central Park Blvd., Suite 275 Boca Raton, Florida 33428. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more info., call 561-549-9010 or visit www.reproendo.com.
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