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About

About Us

The Fertility Center of Dallas is all about getting results, and that includes the use of the most forward-thinking and innovative fertility treatment solutions. In addition to a supportive and compassionate staff, fertility specialist Dr. J. Michael Putnam, M.D., and embryologist Lily Zhang, Ph.D, are considered fertility treatment powerhouses. They have decades of experience working at the forefront of the fertility treatment and ART frontier, pair that expertise with incredible warmth, care and dedication to their patients.

From the moment you walk through the Fertility Center of Dallas’s doors, it’s all about you. Your journey begins with a thorough and detail-oriented, full fertility workup – and continues as Dr. Putnam reviews the results and carefully crafts a fertility treatment plan tailored to your infertility diagnosis, as well as your timeline and budget.

Experience Personalized Care

The care you receive here is wholly dedicated to your overall well-being – as well as your fertility goals In addition to thorough check-ups, testing, diagnostics and treatments, our doctors and staff are available on-call, 24-hours a day. We understand how fragile you can feel, even amidst the strength required to navigate this rollercoaster journey, and our goal is to provide you with an empowering, informative and successful experience from start to miracle.

Here at FCD, we’re as committed to your emotional well-being and physical comfort as we are to your infertility diagnosis and treatment requirements. Our patients feel like family, and that relationship requires extra special care and treatment.

Instant Availability and Connection

This means you have instant access to our on-call availability. And, while we always prefer in-person phone calls and visits, we understand busy lifestyles make web portals and emails a preferred method of communication from time-to-time. To that end, we offer all-of-the above.
You can call us anytime of the day or night, and feel free to email us anytime. You’ll also receive your own, confidential web portal username and password, so you can access test results, doctors’ comments regarding lab results, relevant communication and other pertinent information, forms and documents at your convenience.

Our Team

Our team is a strong one, comprised of staff, doctors, embryologists, lab techs and others who are passionate about what they do, and dedicated to the patients we serve. Two, remarkable individuals, both of whom excel at their niches, head the Fertility Center of Dallas team.

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For more than 20 years, Dr. Putman has been at the forefront of providing the most innovative and advanced treatment for his patients with infertility issues.

Dr. J. Michael Putnam
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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Dr. Li ``Lilly`` Zhang is an expert in reproductive technologies. Dr. Zhang is the laboratory director for Fertility Center of Dallas, she has 20+ years of clinical experience.

Lilly Zhang, Ph.D., HCLD
Reproductive Technologies

Diagnostic Testing

Patients undergo the full spectrum of diagnostic testing, leaving no stone unturned. Infertility diagnostic tests include:

Endocrine Studies

During your fertility evaluation, it may be necessary to obtain blood samples and test for evidence of any hormone abnormalities.

Follicle Growth Series

The Follicle Growth Series evaluation is designed to follow the growth and maturation of an ovum (egg) in the ovary. Read More »

Semen Analysis

In an estimated 40 percent of all couples experiencing fertility problems, some abnormality in the male partner is present, making semen analysis an essential step in evaluation

Post-Coital Test

This test is designed to evaluate factors that influence the sperm’s ability to travel up through the cervix (or mouth of the uterus).

Hysterosalpingogram

This test is designed to evaluate the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes using contrast material (dye) that appears white on an X-ray.

Sonohysterogram

This procedure evaluates the inside cavity of the uterus, the endometrial cavity. The endometrial cavity is lined by hormonally active cells that provide the perfect environment for the human embryo to implant and grow into a fetus.

Male Fertility Factor Analysis

Many factors can contribute to male infertility, including low sperm production, blockages in the sperm conducting system, antibodies against sperm, injury to the testes, hormonal problems, poor descent of the testes, and varicocele.

Endometrial Biopsy

This test is designed to evaluate whether the lining of the uterus (endometrium) has been properly stimulated hormonally to allow a fertilized egg to implant and grow into a pregnancy.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

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Immunological Testing and Therapy

The immune system of the body detects and attacks things that are different (non-self). Research in this area has led to a greater understanding of pregnancy losses that were previously classified as unexplained.

Immunobead Binding

It has been shown that some women as well as men may have substances in their systems that can attach to sperm and immobilize or even kill them

Preconception Genetic Testing

The major cause of an early miscarriage is probably a genetic (inherited) factor. An estimated 50 to 60 percent of all first trimester miscarriages of a single fetus (not twins or more) show evidence of genetic defects.

The more accurate your diagnosis is, particularly if you’re dealing with multiple infertility factors, the sooner you’ll be able to get the fertility treatment(s) you need.

First-Rung Fertility Treatments

Many people associate “fertility treatment” with in-vitro fertilization. While it’s true certain infertility factors mean jumping directly to IVF, many patients experience conception and live birth using simpler and more affordable fertility treatment options. These “first-rung” fertility treatments include:

Hormonal Therapy

Reproductive surgery to remove scar tissue, fibroids or other tubal/uterine blocks or abnormalities that can be corrected

Ovulation stimulation using oral or injectable fertility medications (made even more affordable by our discounted drug program)

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

If the first rung treatments aren’t the right fit for your diagnosis or aren’t successful within a reasonable amount of time, we will discuss more advanced fertility treatment options, referred to as assisted reproductive technology (ART). These treatments include:

Recurrent pregnancy loss evaluation and treatment

Intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) (historically referred to as artificial insemination)

In-vitro fertilization (IVF)

Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS)

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Fertility preservation for cancer patients

Cost-Effective Fertility Options

It’s no mystery that fertility testing, diagnostics and treatments add up. The good news is that more and more employers offer health insurance policies, like those offered by Progyny, making it possible for individuals and couples like you to obtain the fertility services they need for a fraction of the normal price. If your company isn’t one of them, the Fertility Center of Dallas aims to make our treatments as affordable as possible.

We do this via bundled fertility package options, financing options at reasonable interest rates, and discounted drug programs. FCD also offers a one-of-a-kind IVF refund program for qualifying candidates, that results in 50% of your money back if IVF treatments aren’t successful. This is how confident we are that we’ll be able to help you conceive and give birth to your own, little miracle within a reasonable timeframe.

Award Winning Service

We are certainly proud of the awards we’ve received over the years, and feel they’re a testimony to our unwavering commitment to serving individuals and couples in their quest to start or build their families. However, we also acknowledge that awards never tell the whole story (the real proof is in the bundle of love you’ll eventually hold in your arms).

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