Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA) was established in 1983 in order to provide emerging reproductive technology to patients who had not achieved pregnancy through conventional diagnostic and therapeutic measures. From the very beginning, RBA has been a leader in the development and refinement of clinical procedures and scientific techniques, which enhance pregnancy outcomes.
Examples of RBA leadership include:
- 1983- RBA established as Georgia's first IVF program.
- 1984- RBA produces Georgia's first IVF birth.
- 1986- RBA is one of the first three IVF program's in the United States, the first on the East Coast, to achieve a pregnancy from a frozen embryo.
- 1988- RBA was the first IVF program in the world to report a baby born with the aid of a micromanipulation technique known as partial zona dissection or PZD.
- 1991- RBA was one of the first IVF centers in the U.S. to report success with sperm retrieved through testicular sperm aspiration (MESA/TESE).
- 1992- RBA established the first anonymous oocyte (egg) donation program in Georgia. Today, the program is one of the largest in the Southeast.
- 1992- RBA reported the first birth in Georgia using a gestational carrier.
- 1993- RBA became the first IVF program in the U.S. to achieve a pregnancy and birth through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
- 1995- RBA was the first IVF program in the Southeast to achieve a pregnancy with the aid of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
- 1997- RBA reported the first births in the Western Hemisphere from frozen donor eggs.
- 2003- RBA was the first clinic in the U.S. to introduce Lysed Cell Removal, an IVF technique which contributes to increased frozen pregnancy rates.
- 2004- RBA was the first clinic in the world, to utilize PGD on frozen thawed embryos, both on live and lysed cells.
- 2005- RBA introduced routine aneuploidy screening in young (<35 years) infertile patients, both for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
- 2007- RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification (freezing technique)
- 2008- RBA began offering Fertility Preservation Services for women up the age 38 who desire to freeze their eggs. Pregnancy success rates are age-dependent and equal to our current fresh cycle pregnancy rates.
- 2009- RBA creates Worlds’ Largest Frozen Donor Egg Bank.
- 2013- RBA celebrates 30 Years and 30 Thousand Babies!!!
Not every couple experiencing infertility needs in vitro fertilization or other highly technical procedures in order to conceive. RBA offers a wide range of conventional services designed to provide efficient and effective treatment options for these couples.
The services offered through RBA include:
- Comprehensive infertility evaluation and work-up
- Ovulation induction with fertility medications
- Intrauterine insemination
- Donor sperm insemination
- Evaluation and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss
- In vitro fertilization
- In-house Urologist
- In-house Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
- In-house Genetic Counselor
- Fertility preservation services for cancer patients and women up to age 38.
- Frozen donor egg bank for recipients
Some of the common surgical procedures offered include:
- Vasectomy reversal
- Varicocele ligation
- Vasal reconstruction
Many couples trying to conceive have both male and female-related causes for their infertility. In order to care for these couples in a proficient manner, the RBA staff includes a urologist/male infertility specialist who provides treatment and evaluation for complex male-related reproductive problems.