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John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor

John David Gordon is the Co-Director of Dominion Fertility (www.dominionfertility.com). He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and specialty board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Gordon is a summa-cum-laude graduate of Princeton University and attended... Full Bio
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How Expensive Are Infertility Treatments? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The economic news lately has been sobering to say the least and certainly a drop in the economy usually forces patients to carefully assess their options when considering vari ... Read on »
How many do I put back? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On the INCIID bulletin board I am often asked to comment on how many embryos to transfer. It amazes me that anyone would value the opinion of the cyber-RE over their actua ... Read on »
How Normal Reproduction Works by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sometimes it seems incredible to me that any humans ever conceive given the complexity of reproduction and the multitude of factors that can prevent conception. As fertil ... Read on »
How Times Have Changed by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I still remember the day that my Dad came home the hospital completely outraged over the actions of one of the other surgeons practicing at Quincy City Hospital (where my ... Read on »
How to Choose a Fertility Clinic by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not a week goes by when a couple asks during a consultation "Why should we come here instead of clinic X." I know that many fertility books advise patients to ask this qu ... Read on »
How to do an FET by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In my last blog post I discussed the general concept of frozen embryos which is certainly a bit of a mind bending concept by itself. But I want to emphasize how important ... Read on »
HSG vs HSC vs H2O sono...What is the difference? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Medical terminology can really give patients fits and no where is this more apparent than in the distinctions between hysterosalpingogram (HSG), hysteroscopy (HSC) and hys ... Read on »
Hydrosalpinx, hydrosalpinges and IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Again the weeks have just flown past with no additional blog entries by yours truly. I have no excuse really. Just too busy, too tired, too overextended…yadda, yadda, yadda. S ... Read on »
I Want Answers by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We all want explanations in life and it is human nature to seek out the answers to our questions. Unfortunately, life is not simple and sometimes there are questions that ... Read on »
If At First You Don't Succeed... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In the past 8 years that I have moderated the IVF and High Tech Pregnancy Bulletin Board on the INCIID website, the most frequently asked question has been: Should I try a ... Read on »
Improving Implantation: Embryo Transfer by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There are few outcomes more frustrating than calling a patient who has failed to conceive in spite of the transfer of top quality embryos. I usually break down the factors i ... Read on »
Improving Implantation: The Endometrial Tickle by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sometimes you learn things about your friends, co-workers and mentors that you really would prefer not to know. Years ago when I was a Stanford Ob Gyn resident we were sitti ... Read on »
Improving Implantation: The goal of SEET using PGS by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The Holy Grail of IVF is having an IVF pregnancy rate that approaches 100% with a low rate of pregnancy loss...Now, I know that some clinics advertise pregnancy rates of 120 ... Read on »
In Loving Memory of Tatiana Gomez (1980-2007) by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It is hard to blog with a broken-heart and so for the past few weeks I have been unable to summon the emotional energy to contribute to the blog as much as I have desir ... Read on »
Insurance Issues by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not a day goes by here when I am not faced with an insurance issue to address. It still amazes me that insurance companies can take your monthly payments and then go ahead ... Read on »
Is PGD safe? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As Gandalf said to Frodo “Is it safe?” That is certainly an important question to examine. If we pursue PGD we certainly do not want to shoot ourselves in the foot. F ... Read on »
Is Possession 9/10ths of the Law? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Readers of this blog may recall that my MacBook Pro was stolen from my car while it was parked in my driveway on a residential street in Bethesda, MD. Like a complete idio ... Read on »
Is there any hope? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We are often asked the difficult question of whether there is any hope when the beta levels are not rising appropriately. The short answer is that there is always hope and ... Read on »
It only takes one! by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Now some of you that read my last post are thinking - "Sure it's easy for him to say that you only need one embryo but I KNOW that I need more than that..." But I remain s ... Read on »
It only takes one! by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Now some of you that read my last post are thinking - "Sure it's easy for him to say that you only need one embryo but I KNOW that I need more than that..." But I remain stead ... Read on »