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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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Question of the Day: Diminished Ovarian Reserve by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday I gave Grand Rounds at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Fairfax is a very large hospital routinely performing over 10,000 deliveries annually. There are ... Read on »
Looking and Not Seeing by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For the past 12 years I have been giving lectures to the students and residents from The George Washington University (and more recently VCU). I usually give my lectures in ... Read on »
Revisiting the Past by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I just returned from Boston where I helped my Dad celebrate his 89th birthday. My Mom is doing amazingly well considering what she has been through this past year in terms ... Read on »
Question of the Day: Failed FETs, what to do next? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Question of the Day: Hello Dr, I had egg retrieval in sept 2011 5 blastocyst and 6 third day embryo.I ended having OHSS and transfer was cancelled. I had my FET done wit ... Read on »
Question of the Day: Blocked Tubes and IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Question of the Day: My doctor said she will remove my left blocked tube to help IVF without mentioning whether I have a hydrosalpinx. Is it possible that my tube doesn't ... Read on »
Natural Cycle IVF Success After Essure by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This has be en a busy month for patients with prior tubal ligations. Although some patients with a prior tubal ligation will opt for a surgery to reverse their tubal ligati ... Read on »
DrG on NBC by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning one of my favorite patients, Kaet Ruffner, joined me on the Midday Show on NBC channel 4 here in Washington, DC. The topic was the comments that Mr. Gingrich ha ... Read on »
Endometriosis and NC IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One thing is true in medicine and that is that you never want to be an interesting patient! Seriously. You should aim to have the condition that your doctor sees all the tim ... Read on »
Question 61. I had an allergic reaction to the progesterone in oil shots. Does this mean that I... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We often have drug reps in the office at lunchtime. As there are only really 4 companies that make pharmaceuticals that are used in fertility we get to know the reps pretty ... Read on »
Can NC IVF work following a failed stimulated cycle IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When a stimulated cycle IVF fails it is devastating to say the least....all that money, all those shots, all those morning visits, the bloating, the cramping, the PIO shots. ... Read on »
IUI vs IVF...The FASTT Trial by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Frequently I am asked about IUI compared to IVF and specifically about NC IVF compared with IUI. Although IUI can be successful, there are clear limitations to an IUI. First ... Read on »
Here comes 2012!! by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy New Year! (belated) Good grief, somehow I have failed to post for nearly 6 weeks….How is this possible? Beats me but I am hoping to make up for it in 2012. This pas ... Read on »
Question 60. My reproductive endocrinologist has recommended a protocol that uses birth control... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last night I was speaking to a group of high school students that are interested in medicine as a career. I have spoken to such groups many times over the past 5 years and s ... Read on »
Question 59. What is natural cycle IVF? And why does my fertility clinic not offer this treatment? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As readers of this blog are well aware, we have a particular interest in Natural Cycle (unstimulated IVF). All I can say is that the past 4 years have been filled with outco ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving 2011 by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy Thanksgiving to all! I usually post this on Turkey Day but honestly I was so busy at work this past week that I never got around to doing it. At my mother-in-law's ... Read on »
Question 58. Which types of drug protocols are used in IVF, and how is the most appropriate... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So last August I developed a wicked (note Bostonian roots given use of this adjective) toothache while on vacation at the Outer Banks. Naturally, I did what most physicians ... Read on »
Question 57. I was told I need assisted hatching. What is this, and why is it done? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Families are funny things. Some families are filled with artists and actors. Some are filled with athletes. Some are filled with engineers. Some are beyond simple descriptio ... Read on »
Question 56. What is the Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA), and should my husband have it done? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The Holy Grail of Reproductive Endocrinology is the test that definitively tells us whether a patient has a good egg or a good sperm. This is not to be confused with the Hol ... Read on »
Question 55. My husband and I were told by one RE that we needed ICSI, but another RE says that we... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So if you have read the survey results you are aware that most readers like the clinical vignettes that I post to illustrate points of interest. ICSI really is an amazing pr ... Read on »
Summer's Over Now Back to Work by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow, no blogs in August 2011.....how did I manage to miss an entire month. I suppose I could blame it on the Earthquake that we had here in Northern Virginia....or Hurricane ... Read on »