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Why TFC? Surgery and Our Clinical Staff

Our clinical staff makes all the difference at TFC

At TFC, we are so proud of our clinical staff and our surgical team. I will tell you a little about our approach to surgery and our clinical staff. I’ll also tell you some things that make us different from other doctors who practice infertility.

Surgery at TFC

 For those women who need surgical correction of their infertility, each TFC physician can use any advanced technique required to correct the problem.  We all prefer to use surgical lasers through the laparoscope rather than older methodologies. This lessens the risk of causing pelvic adhesion (scar tissue) formation.

We also remove fibroids through the laparoscope, the da Vinci Robot. Sometimes, we use a small lower abdominal incision, in order to minimize the development of scar tissue and shorten recovery.  We have privileges at all of the main hospitals and surgery centers in the greater Austin area. Our clinical staff has contracts with all of Central Texas’ major insurance plans. This minimizes the financial toll that fertility treatment can take on our patients.

Our clinical staff 

As noted above, however, there are many reasons other than our technical expertise that will hopefully lead you to choose TFC.  Every patient is assigned to a specific office nurse who, working seamlessly with your physician, is well versed about the many factors involved in your particular clinical situation.  Patients who need treatment with either IVF or donor eggs have an additional nurse assigned to their case to specifically answer all of their questions about these more complex treatments.

Our billing team benefits from the presence and expertise of several staff who used to work for insurance companies.  Their experience often proves invaluable in helping our patients optimize their insurance benefits. Our team of outstanding embryologists and andrologists is lead by Tom Turner, who has been our Laboratory Director since 1993.  Tom performed the world’s first GIFT procedures in the 1980’s, and is recognized world-wide as a true pioneer, thought leader, and problem solver in the IVF field.  We strongly believe that our clinical staff is one of our true strengths, and helps make us one of the leading fertility practices in the country.

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