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Ruth B Lathi M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology
Average: 3.9 (12 votes)5 1
Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health
900 Welch Road
Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304
866-202-7578

Summary

Physician's Statement: 

Ruth Lathi, M.D., is a California fertility doctor with Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Lathi is board certified in Obstetric and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Lathi has served on Stanford University’s faculty since 2000. Her clinical and research interest primarily reside in infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. This includes pregnancies after infertility, karyotypes of miscarriages, and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss and immune changes.

Board Certifications: 
Yes
Education: 

Dr. Ruth Lathi received her Bachelors degree in Biology from M.I.T. and her Doctorate in Medicine from University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 2000 and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University in 2003.

Dr. Ruth Lathi is affiliated with Stanford University Hospital.

Specialties

Fertility Treatment: 

Dr. Ruth Lathi and the other fertility doctors at Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health provide basic and advanced fertility services. The California fertility clinic provides infertility consultations, first-line fertility treatments such as ovulation-induction or IUI, and assisted reproduction options like IVF and ICSI.

Fertility treatments provided by Dr. Lahti at Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health include:

Assisted hatching
Blastocyst culture and transfer
Consultation
Donor egg
Donor sperm
Egg freezing
Embryo adoption
Embryo donation
Embryo freezing and storage
Embryo transfer
Fertility drugs
Fertility workup
Frozen embryo transfer
Hysteroscopy
Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)
IUI (intrauterine insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Laparoscopy
Multiple miscarriage - diagnosis and treatment
Ovulation Induction
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
Semen analysis
Sperm freezing and storage
Surgery
Surrogacy
Conditions Treated: 

Dr. Ruth Lathi at Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health diagnoses and treats conditions that can result in infertility, including such things as fallopian tube abnormalities, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. The specific recommendations regarding fertility treatment vary depending on the diagnosis.

SMFRH's Dr. Lathi diagnoses and treats the following conditions:

Endometriosis
Female infertility
Male infertility
Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage
Ovulatory Dysfunction
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premature ovarian failure
Unexplained infertility
Uterine fibroids
Areas of Research: 

Dr. Ruth Lathi have many research interests in the field of infertility, including:

  • Pregnancies after infertility: prospectively collecting serum and consent for outcomes research in all women with history of infertility or recurrent miscarriage. Planned projects include evaluation of testosterone levels in relationship to fertility treatments, prospective study on pregnancy outcomes of women with PCOS compared to other women undergoing fertility treatments, miscarriage rates with different diagnoses and treatments.
  • Karyotypes of miscarriages: collecting karyotype information, ultrasound findings and clinical characteristics on patients miscarrying undergoing D&Cs. Over 350 karyotypes already entered. Objective: to evaluate subsequent pregnancy outcomes and utility of workup for recurrent pregnancy loss in setting of normal and abnormal karyotypes.
  • Unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss and immune changes: Analyzing peripheral blood and RNA by micro array analysis in women with and without unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss during the luteal phase of the menstrual and early pregnancy.
Clinical Trials: 

For information about clinical trials, please contact Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health directly or visit Dr. Ruth Lathi's website page with clinical trial information.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Palo Alto, California performed 457 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2012. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 108 101 146 67 35 9 37.0 23.8 19.9 7.5 0.0 1 / 9


IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Palo Alto, California performed 148 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2012. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 50 46 34 13 5 0 40.0 34.8 44.1 1 / 13 0 / 5 N/A
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Palo Alto, California to the CDC in 2012, the fertility clinic performed 88 donor egg cycles in that year; 32 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 56 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Stanford University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 32 56.3 56 39.3

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics

Cost

Paying for Fertility Treatment: 

For information on paying for fertility treatment, please contact Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health directly.

Insurance: 

For information on infertility insurance and what insurance plans Dr. Ruth Lathi and Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health accepts, please contact SMFRH directly.

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