ST. LOUIS – Couples struggling with infertility have a new option in St. Louis with OB/GYN Dr. Gavin Puthoff. Puthoff, who just opened Mercy Clinic Fertility Services, is one of less than 20 OB/GYNs across the country to complete a fellowship in medical and surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY at the Pope Paul VI Institute and Creighton University Medical Center.
NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) uses the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ system biomarkers to monitor various hormonal events during the menstrual cycle. Dr. Puthoff then uses a woman’s Creighton Model chart to interpret and address the underlying cause of fertility issues, offering treatments that promote spontaneous conception.
“With success rates of 60-80 percent, women have been so excited to learn about these new options for the evaluation and treatment of infertility,” Puthoff said. “Women often lose hope in the idea of becoming pregnant or sustaining pregnancy after failed attempts because they don’t think it can happen or because of the cost barriers. With NaProTECHNOLOGY, we provide comprehensive care for couples struggling with infertility in a way that effectively treats the underlying conditions preventing conception.”
Dr. Puthoff provides everything from an in-depth diagnostic evaluation to advanced medical and surgical treatments that help couples achieve pregnancy naturally. Because NaProTECHNOLOGY addresses medical conditions that are preventing pregnancy, most related services are covered by insurance. NaProTECHNOLOGY can also help women experiencing other difficult symptoms such as painful or heavy periods, endometriosis or polycystic ovaries.
Dr. Puthoff earned his medical degree from University of Texas in Houston, Texas. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and completed the fellowship in medical and surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY at the Pope Paul VI Institute and Creighton University Medical Center.