Category: Dr. Purdy

Vios Fertility- St. Louis Welcomes CryoRobot

Vios Fertility Institute is proud to partner with TMRW to bring their CryoRobot to our St. Louis IVF lab, continuing to provide the best care for patients.

TMRW’s technology provides the world’s first fully automated specimen management platform (CryoRobot) that identifies, tracks, and manages frozen eggs and embryos – central to almost every IVF journey.  Our Chicago lab was the first in the world to adopt this revolutionary technology in early 2021.

“At Vios, we are committed to being an innovative fertility clinic and ensuring patients benefit from the technologies that protect the embryos and eggs they worked so hard to preserve to build their families,” explains Dr. Amber Cooper, Medical and IVF Practice Director of Vios Fertility Institute –St. Louis.  “Our company was the first in the world to embrace this technology because we know how important peace of mind and this protection is for patients.  While human error with manual tanks is rare, even one instance can be catastrophic which is why this new technology-driven platform that delivers digital tracking and thousands of daily safety checks is game-changing for our field.”

Read our full press release here.

Get a ‘Pulse’ On Your Fertility Health

Knowing your fertility health is an important step in your journey to start a family. As women age, the quality and quantity of their eggs decrease, this is known as Diminished Ovarian Reserve.

Diminished Ovarian Reserve presents no symptoms but nearly 10% of women suffer from it. The most common factor in a woman suffering is being over the age of 35. Other factors that can contribute include endometriosis, surgery for ovarian cysts or tumors, cancer treatments, and smoking.

The Vios Pulse Wellness Check Up provides an insight into your fertility healthy. For $99 you will receive bloodwork, an antra follicle ultrasound, semen analysis, and a consultation with a provider to go over your results

Schedule your Vios Pulse Fertility Wellness Check Up, contact us today!

Learn more about our Vios Pulse Wellness Check Up from Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Mackenzie Purdy in the below video.

Miscarriage Treatment Options: Dr. MacKenzie Purdy Answers Your Questions

Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many as they try to conceive and, sometimes, a woman can experience multiple miscarriages in a row.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as two or more consecutive pregnancy losses. We know this is a heartbreaking loss and we are committed to helping our patients find answers and treatment options to help.

The first step is a series of diagnostic tests to understand what may be causing the miscarriages. There are some common causes of RPL including genetic, hormone imbalance, uterine abnormality, and undiagnosed medical conditions. Some reasons remain unknown despite the myriad of available testing options.

Dr. MacKenzie Purdy, a Vios physician in our St. Louis region, spoke with FOX2 in St. Louis about miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Watch for more information about diagnosis and testing as well as various treatment options for RPL.

After the interview, Dr. Purdy answered patient questions on the topic during a Facebook Live.