Dr. Dan Gehlbach in Simply KC
SIMPLY kc Magazine focuses on the people and businesses that make the greater Kansas City area a better place to live. This month, they are shining their light on Dan L. Gehlbach, M.D., board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and gynecology and the lab director of Midwest Reproductive Center.
The Kansas City fertility doctor is a member of Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). Voted as a Kansas City Super Doctor by his peers, Dr. Gehlbach utilizes innovative medical technology to resolve infertility one family at a time.
In vitro fertilization and genetic screening by Kansas City fertility doctor increases the chances of pregnancy success
Couples and individuals in the heart of America who have trouble conceiving or who are experiencing multiple miscarriages reach out to Dr. Gehlbach for assistance. After identifying the source of the problem – whether it is from age, infertility or genetic factors that prevent an embryo from developing properly – the Kansas City fertility doctor can perform the following procedures and more to improve the odds of a successful pregnancy:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF): This procedure involves fertilizing an egg with sperm in a lab dish before implanting the resulting embryo into a woman’s uterus.
- Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS): After the IVF procedure, but before the embryo is transferred, a single cell (or group of cells) is tested for genetic abnormalities. The most viable embryo will be selected for implanting.
- Preconception testing. This blood or salvia test will identify whether maternal or paternal DNA carries the gene for muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, Marfan’s Syndrome, or other inheritable diseases that can affect a full-term pregnancy. PGS then searches for these genetic abnormalities and problems with too many, too few or mismatched chromosomes.
If you are searching for answers to multiple miscarriages or want to increase your odds of a successful pregnancy, contact Dr. Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center. He and his team of experts will shine the light on ways to help you build your future family.