Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Fertility & Infertility Specialist

As one of Southern California's leading ob-gyn specialists, Dr. Bruksch provides patients in the Santa Monica area with the guidance and treatment they need to understand fertility issues and learn about all their options for conceiving.

Fertility & Infertility Q&A

What are the most common causes of infertility?

Infertility issues can develop for many reasons, and they can occur in both men and women. Some of the most common medical causes include:

  • hormonal imbalances and hormone-related conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • structural issues with the uterus

  • problems with the ovaries that prevent eggs from being released properly

  • uterine fibroids

  • polyps or cysts

  • endometriosis

  • adhesions or scar tissue

  • genetic issues

Other issues include obesity, advanced maternal age, carrying twins or other multiples and certain medical treatments including chemotherapy. For men, infertility typically results from sperm-related issues, including low sperm counts, poor motility or abnormal structure of the sperm.

What are the indicators of infertility?

Generally speaking, if you've been trying to get pregnant for a year (or six months if you're over 35) with no success, it's time to seek advice and possible treatment from an experienced fertility specialist. If you have risk factors for infertility, like PCOS, fibroids or other issues that can increase your chances of infertility, you should also see a doctor to learn how to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

How will Dr. Bruksch decide what's causing my fertility problems?

Dr. Bruksch uses state-of-the-art testing techniques including diagnostic imaging, blood tests and semen analysis, to evaluate the causes of infertility and help guide treatment.

How is infertility treated?

Many types of infertility affecting the female partner can be treated with hormones to help promote a normal ovulatory cycle and ensure the uterus is optimized for implantation and pregnancy. When hormone treatments don't work, more advanced approaches like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) may be used to help increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a fabulous OB/GYN. I've been his patient for eighteen years and have been very pleased with his knowledge, care and professionalism."

    Jena J.
  • Yelp

    "I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."

    Kitty A.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"

    Kathryn B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chang is great, I highly recommend him. I gave birth to my son Luca under his care, I would go back with him again."

    Barbara RV.
  • Yelp

    "I love going to appointments because they were so thoughtful and answered all my questions (and as a first time mom, I had a lot)."

    C. Nangle
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."

    Sadie S.
  • RateMDs

    "He answered all my questions, & then helped fix symptoms I thought couldn't be helped. I am now living much better than before & am appreciative that I saw Dr. Chang!"

  • RateMDs

    "I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."

  • Yelp

    "I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."

    Adriana R.
  • Yelp

    "They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."

    Kate A.
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