Infertility Experience

You are not alone.

Whether you're longing for your first, or your next child, fertility can be a frustrating and painful experience. While uniquely personal, infertility is a problem shared by one in six couples today. The Hinsdale Center for Reproduction offers an environment of special sensitivity for those seeking treatment for infertility in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

A new patient visit typically involves reviewing your history and any procedures or treatments you may have had. By the end of the session, you will understand your working diagnosis and what can be done to address any underlying, or newly discovered problems. Together, you and Dr. Hickey will propose a treatment plan that you can understand.


Your initial evaluation should clarify three key factors as a couple:

  1. How well does the man produce sperm/how viable is that sperm

  2. How well does the woman ovulate/how viable are her eggs

  3. Is the woman’s anatomy providing the best opportunity for fertilization, early cell divisions and embryo implantation. Dr. Hickey is a nationally recognized expert in Minimally Invasive Reproductive Surgery.

These techniques are often used in pursuit of a pregnancy:

  • Ovulation Induction – both simple and complex.

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

  • Intracytoplasmic Insemination (ICSI).

  • Assisted Zona Hatching (AZH) by Laser.

  • Sperm, Egg and Embryo Vitrification – Cryopreservation.

  • Carrier status screening by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) by Counsyl.

  • Trophectoderm Embryo Biopsy (together with the procedures listed below.)

  • PreImplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) by Array comparative Genomic Hybridization. (Array cGH)

  • PreImplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

  • Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).

Our on-site, full service Embryo laboratory is fully accredited by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) and College of American Pathologists (CAP). Our dedicated team of specialists focus on the specific details of each patient’s history and tailor a unique course of therapy. Everything is done in one office – you will be in familiar hands every step of your care.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Insemination
Top Doctors

Dr. Hickey was recently named on of the top doctors in the Western Suburbs. Read article


Dr. Michael J. Hickey has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly — America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties.