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Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology by Rate MDs (January 2017) 

 

 

 

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Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah (October 2016) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Scaling New Heights in Reproductive Medicine".  It encompassed all aspects of reproductive medicine, technology, and health. The program was a comprehensive and stimulating balance between an exploration of the latest molecular and genetic  techniques and how reproduction affects public health on a global scale.  There were extensive discussions on new biopsy/genetic testing of embryos and freezing of unfertilized eggs, donor egg bank, etc. Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each couple as deemed relevant to individual's situation.       
 

Dr. James Chuong was a volunteer at the Tzu-Chi Foundation Health Fair (May 2016) 

Tzui-Chi Foundation is an international charity organization.  Although members come from all religious backgrounds, they share a common goal - to serve humanity with Great Love.  The Foundation has hold health fairs periodically at various location across the US and the world for general public especially the needed families. The one held at its Houston headquarter on May 22, 2016 was a great success.  Dr. James Chuong joined other volunteer physicians of various specialties to provide health services and health education.     
 

State of the Art Laser Equipment for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) (January 2016)

We have recently purchased a Laser equipment in the embryology laboratory which allows us to perform Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) procedure.  It is a technique that provides us with information about an embryo before it is transferred to the uterus (preimplantation). It is different from amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling which are used to determine fetal abnormalities nine weeks or more after implantation (post-implantation).  PGD technology allows us to identify single gene defects (cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease etc), chromosomal translocations (Robertsonian, Reciprocal) as well as numerical chromosome abnormalities (Down syndrome, Turner syndrome) in the early embryo.


Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Baltimore (October 2015) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Steering Reproductive Medicine to the Forefront of Global Public Health" addressed all aspects of reproductive medicine throughout the life cycle of women and men, focusing on how reproduction affects health and health affects reproduction.  The presentations covered a wide array of topics ranging from environmental basis for infertility, genetic causes of infertility to biopsy/genetic testing of embryos and freezing of unfertilized eggs.  Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each patient as deemed relevant to each couple's situation.

 

Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility by Houstonia (September 2015) 

Houstonia gathered the names of all state board certified doctors in Houston and prepared postcards to distribute to those physicians-over 15,000 in total. They asked each doctor to recommend two physicians in any medical specialty by casting votes on our secure web site, asking that they consider peers with whom they would entrust their own families. After the nominations were tallied, Houstonia compiled the top vote recipients in each specialty and checked to make sure all physicians represented on Top Doctors list were currently certified in their fields by their respective medical licensing boards.

      Dr. James Chuong was a volunteer at the Tzu-Chi Foundation Health Fair (June 2015) 


Tzui-Chi Foundation is an international charity organization.  Although members come from all religious backgrounds, they share a common goal - to serve humanity with Great Love.  The Foundation has hold health fairs periodically at various location across the US and the world for general public especially the needed families.The one held at its Houston headquarter on May 30, 2015 was a great success.  Dr. James Chuong joined other volunteer physicians of various specialities to provide health services and health education.   

Dr. James Chuong was interviewed by Light and Salt Association to discuss the application of new reproductive technology (Cryopreservation of Unfertilized Eggs) in Cancer patients (April 2015)


Light and Salt Association, an affiliate of  Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast

cancer, is a cancer prevention and research institute in Texas.  During a TV interview, Dr.

Chuong addressed the issue of fertility preservation and reproduction in cancer patients facing chemotherapy/radiation therapy which often result in reduced fertility.  Due to recent technological advances, oocyte cryopreservation has now become a viable option prior to cancer treatment.  In addition, the new technology can be applied to single women approaching advanced age and those who have moral or ethical objections to embryo freezing.  

Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility by Houstonia (September 2013 &2014)

Houstonia gathered the names of all state board certified doctors in Houston and prepared postcards to distribute to those physicians-over 15,000 in total. They asked each doctor to recommend two physicians in any medical specialty by casting votes on our secure web site, asking that they consider peers with whom they would entrust their own families. After the nominations were tallied, Houstonia compiled the top vote recipients in each specialty and checked to make sure all physicians represented on Top Doctors list were currently certified in their fields by their respective medical licensing boards. 

Fertility Treatment not linked to ovarian cancer (May 2013) 

A new study suggests women trying to get pregnant have one less reason for worry.  It was

conducted by the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where Dr. James

Chuong received his reproductive endocrinology and infertility training in the mid-80s. The

research was published in the Journal Fertility and Sterility, and suggests that fertility

treatments are not linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer for women, though previous

studies conducted in the 1990s suggested otherwise.  Comparing the medical history of

1,028 women with ovarian cancer and 872 women who did not have cancer, researchers

found 24 percent of women who did not have cancer had undergone fertility treatments,

while 17 percent of cancer patients had used them.  Combined with other risk factors,

including age and use of birth control pills, the rate of ovarian cancer was the same between

both groups.

Cooper Institute appeared in the Focus Women  (October/November, 2012):

Infertility is a disease affecting approximately 7.3 million couples in the U.S. alone; around 12% of all the

reproductive-age population. It affects men and women. One in twenty women will need help getting

pregnant and should seek for physician's advices, particularly if the problem lasts more than 12 months.

Sometimes as simple as lifestyle and diet changes will improve a person's prospects for conceiving. More

difficult cases may turn to fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technology (ART). As Dr. Chuong of the

Cooper Institute puts the new ART techniques "to help older and younger couples alike that may have a

deficiency that inhibits the ability to conceive one's own is a very satisfying contribution." His many satisfied

patients could not agree more (November 2012)

 

Cooper Institute appeared in Village News/Southwest News July 2012

YOUR DREAM OF BUILDING A FAMILY WILL COME TRUE

Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Houston offers the cutting edge of infertility

treatment, including IVF, intracytoplasmic injection of sperm (ICSI), testicular aspiration of sperms (TESE),

and has achieved among the highest pregnancy rates. As its sister facility in New Jersey (www.ccivf.com)

led by Dr. Jerome H. Check, a world renowned infertility specialist, Cooper is specialized in patients with

advanced age and high FSH. Strictly following the guidelines of the Society for Assisted Reproductive

Technology, Cooper’s most comprehensive IVF laboratory offers all the state-of-the-art technologies with

the finest equipment available (August 1, 2012).

Dr. James Chuong Appeared in Living Magazine, Sugar Land, TX as Super Doc(May 2011)
 

Cooper Institute offers cutting-edge infertility treatment, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine

insemination (IUI), donor egg/sperm or surrogacy, and provides the highest level of quality control in

embryology laboratories. Dr. James Chuong, a board-certified fertility specialist, is the Institute’s Medical

Director.
 
Dr. Chuong cares for his patients from his heart. He is detailed oriented in his approach and creates an

individualized plan for patients.  He and his empathetic professional staff provide world-class services

with top-notch success.  At Cooper, couples have achieved pregnancy in even the most difficult cases

who were advised to use donor eggs/sperms previously.  The Institute has also been praised for its

experiences in taking care of patients with advanced age and its extremely efficient and reasonable

cost approach.   
 
Trained at prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and previously on the faculty at Baylor

College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Chuong has been conducting reproductive endocrinology and

infertility clinical and research activities for more than 28 years. He has received several national

grants and merit awards, and has published and presented extensively throughout the country (May

31, 2011).

Cooper Institute Appeared in Houston Life styles & Homes , Houston, TX
Third Party Reproduction (Family Health Section)(April 2011)

Third party reproduction refers to the use of eggs, sperm, or embryos that have been donated by a

third person (donor) to enable an infertile individual or couple (intended recipient) to become parents.

Donors may be known or anonymous to the intended recipient. Third party reproduction also includes

traditional surrogacy and gestational carrier arrangements. 

The options available through third party reproduction provide many couples the opportunity to make

their dream of parenthood a reality. The comprehensive nature of the screening and counseling of

intended parents and their donors or surrogates ensures that the process meets the needs of all

involved.

Third party reproduction is a complex process. As it is more widely used, there continues to be a

broader understanding of the ethical, moral and legal issues involved. The ultimate goal of physicians,

mental health professionals, and attorneys specializing in reproductive law is to enable this process to

move forward as smoothly as possible and bring joy and satisfaction to all parties involved in ensuring

the conception and delivery of a healthy child (April 25, 2011).

 

Cooper Institute Appeared in In Town  Magazine, Houston, TX:

Medical Center Journal (Oct 2010)

Infertility is a disease affecting approximately 7.3 million couples in the U.S. alone; around 12% of

all the reproductive-age population. It affects men and women. One in twenty women will need help

getting pregnant and should seek for physician's advices, particularly if the problem lasts more than

12 months. Sometimes as simple as lifestyle and diet changes will improve a person's prospects for

conceiving. More difficult cases may turn to fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technology

(ART). As Dr. Chuong of the Cooper Institute puts the new ART techniques "to help older and

younger couples alike that may have a deficiency that inhibits the ability to conceive one's own is a

very satisfying contribution." His many satisfied patients could not agree more (October 4, 2010).


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Dr. Chuong’s Comments on the Birth of Quintuplets in Houston:
Interviewed by Southern Chinese Daily News(august 2010)

Houston is well-versed in multiple-birth babies, having been the site of the first octupletes in the US. Recently a Houstonian, Ms. Real-Mayorga gave birth to five babies one day shy of 30 weeks. The weight of the babies ranged from 2 ½ to nearly 4 pounds. Fortunately all the babies survived although still faced challenges. They do not have the complications low birth weight babies often experience, however, they will have to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for at least 6 to 8 weeks. Ms. Real-Mayorga did take fertility drugs to improve her ovulation, but dud not do intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

He emphasized the importance of monitoring the ovarian responses via folliculogram and female hormonal testing during the process of ovulation induction. Folliculogram tells us the number and the size of each follicles via pelvic ultrasound examinations and female hormonal levels in the serum tell us the biological activities and maturity of the eggs. If the fallopian tubes are patent, and the partner has satisfactory results of semen analysis, it is important to keep in mind that the chance of having multiple pregnancies is high even the couple just tries on their own without undergoing IUI or IVF.  The couple must be given the option of having the cycle cancelled and be given lower dosages of fertility drugs during the subsequent cycles to avoid multiple pregnancies.

Cooper Institute appeared in the Village News/Southwest News:
YOUR DREAM OF BUILDING A FAMILY WILL COME TRUE(September 7,2010)

 Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Houston offers the cutting edge of infertility treatment, including IVF, intracytoplasmic injection of sperm (ICSI), testicular aspiration of sperms (TESE), and has achieved among the highest pregnancy rates. As its sister facility in New Jersey (www.ccivf.com) led by Dr. Jerome H. Check, a world renowned infertility specialist, Cooper is specialized in patients with advanced age and high FSH. Strictly following the guidelines of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Cooper’s most comprehensive IVF laboratory offers all the state-of-the-art technologies with the finest equipment available.

American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting

 

Dr. C. James Chuong, Medical Director and Dr. Li-Wen Yang, Embryology Laboratory Director of the Institute attended the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Atlanta, Georgia in October, 2009. ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated healthcare providers. Drs. Chuong and Yang had the opportunities to have extensive discussions on cutting edge technologies in the treatment of infertility, IVF, and related disorders with other experts from different parts of the world (November 1, 2009).

 

Unlike some IVF centers, we do not exclude patients with a history of poor responses, failed IVF cycles, elevated FSH levels, advanced maternal age or abnormal clomiphene challenge test.  Please refer to the following link for a list of selected patients with one or more of the above problems who ended up with successful pregnancy (September 1, 2009) .   
http://docs.google.com/a/cooperinstitutearm.com/Doc?id=ddkbxgvw_16d5zcwjdk&btr=EmailImport

 

The staff of Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine would like to thank all our patients and their families for their patience and understanding this week as we work through the issues created by Hurricane Ike.  Our staff work diligently and coordinated with building engineers and hospital laboratory during and after the storm.  For those who have frozen embryos and frozen sperms in our laboratory, they can be reassured that everything was kept in the excellent condition and there was not any damage to our clinical and laboratory facilities.  At Cooper, we strive to provide the best possible care and patient's treatment success and satisfaction are always our top concern.  (September 19, 2008)

 

Strictly following the guidelines of The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), The Cooper Reproductive Laboratory at Cooper Institute is equipped with the finest equipment available to provide all the state-of-the-art services.  Our laboratory has participated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program (www.cms.hhs.gov/clia) for its Hormonal and Andrology services since its establishment in 1997.  The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.  On July 23, 2008, we had a site visit and inspection for the certificate renewal.  Dr. C. James Chuong, Laboratory Director and Dr. Li-Wen Yang, Laboratory Supervisor have worked diligently to ensure the laboratory will continue providing our patients with the highest level of quality control in all the services. (July 25, 2008)

 

For those having difficulty in getting pregnant who have high serum Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) with or without advanced age, we encourage you to visit www.highfshinfo.com to obtain more information about high FSH.  We are listed as one of the "High FSH Friendly RE's"  Although it is one of the most difficult situations to deal with in the fertility field, we strive to to take various approaches to work with our patients.  Successful stories can be found in our new web site which is currently under construction (June 20, 2008).


We have recently reorganized our laboratory.  Dr. Li-Wen Yang , a highly regarded senior embryologist who has been working in the IVF Lab for the past sixteen years, has been appointed as our new ART Lab Supervisor. Prior to coming to Houston, she was the ART Lab Manager with Chicago IVF.  Dr. Dmitri Dozortsev, Director of Omni-Med Laboratories, a well recognized embryologist, works with our patients who need Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD) services.  PGD is an advanced laboratory technique used in conjunction with IVF that allows us to test for specific chromosomal or genetic problems in the embryo before pregnancy begins.  With reorganization, our recent IVF pregnancy rate has been even higher than before: 81.3% had positive pregnancy test; 56.3% had fetal heart beat via ultrasound.  Recent success also includes three patients of 42-43 year-old, who became pregnant using their own eggs at their first attempt at Cooper.  As our sister facility, Cooper Center for IVF at Marlton, New Jersey www.ccivf.com led by Jerome H. Check, M.D., Ph.D., a world renowned infertility specialist, we are specialized in patients with advanced age and high FSH.   At Cooper, our patients continue receiving the cutting edge of infertility treatment along with highly professional care from Dr. Chuong and his most caring staff.

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