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Dr. Lana Lipkin is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) with over 13 years of experience providing compassionate reproductive care to patients in the New York City metro area. She grew up in Brooklyn and after completing her residency in NorthShore University Hospital (now Northwell) she returned to New York City to practice OB/GYN: first, at Maimonides Medical Center and thereafter, at Columbia University. After seven years at Columbia University, her interest in female infertility and reproductive health lead her to make the transition to New Hope Fertility Center. After four years at New Hope Fertility, Dr. Lipkin is grateful for the opportunity to join the Kindbody team at such an exciting time.

Hospital Affiliation

New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Westchester Division.

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and Training

Medical school - Tel Aviv University Residency - North Shore’s Manhasset Campus

What Makes Me Stand Out

My expertise and compassion.

My Quote

"You are unique and I can't wait to customize your fertility journey to fit your needs!"

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

A ballerina

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Frequently Asked Question

Fertility - Or rather, infertility

Not getting pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year or longer is a potential indicator of infertility in one or both partners.

In one third of infertility cases, there is an issue with the man. In one third of infertility cases, there is an issue with the woman, and in the remaining cases, there is either an issue with both the man and the woman, or no cause can be found. Fifteen percent of all couples are unable to get pregnant.

While the specific cause of infertility may be difficult to determine in the man or the woman, primary factors often include inadequate levels of certain hormones. Some women with infertility may have irregular or absent menstrual periods. In some cases, men with infertility may exhibit some signs of hormonal problems, such as changes in hair growth or sexual function.

There are many treatments available today that significantly improve the chances of starting a family, or planning for a family in the future when the timing may be better for you. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs, IVF, egg freezing, frozen embryo transfer and surrogacy.

Fertility treatments and services for Women

  • Fertility Assessment
  • Ovulation stimulation with fertility drugs
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Fertility preservation – Egg freezing
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hysteroscopy Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • IVF - In vitro fertilization
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Embryo Implantation
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)

Fertility treatments and services for Men

  • Medication
  • Genetic Testing
  • Surgery
  • Sperm retrieval
  • Lifestyle improvement

Options for Couples

  • Donor Eggs
  • Gestational Surrogate

Services for LGBTQ+

  • Egg Freezing
  • Sperm Freezing
  • Donor Sperm
  • Donor Sperm Insemination
  • Frozen Donor Eggs
  • Fresh Donor Eggs
  • IVF
  • Reciprocal IVF (Co-Maternity)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Embryo Cryopreservation
  • Surrogacy & Gestational Carriers
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer
  • Donor Egg

When should a woman who is trying to conceive see a Doctor?

  • 35 or older, and failing to conceive for more than six months
  • Over age 40
  • Has irregular or absent periods
  • Has very painful periods
  • Was previously diagnosed with fertility problems
  • Was previously diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Has had multiple miscarriages
  • Has undergone treatment for cancer

When should a man see a Doctor?

  • Has a low sperm count or other problems with sperm
  • Has a history of testicular, prostate or sexual problems
  • Has undergone treatment for cancer
  • Has small testicles or swelling in the scrotum
  • Infertility problems in family of origin

Common causes of female infertility

  • Ovulation disorders
  • Uterine abnormality
  • Cervical abnormality
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage
  • Endometriosis
  • Early menopause
  • Extreme sport training
  • Pelvic adhesions/scar tissue
  • Radiation and chemotherapy treatments
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Tumor or cyst
  • Obesity
  • Excessive thinness

Common causes of male infertility

  • Abnormal sperm production
  • Abnormal sperm function
  • Problems with sperm delivery
  • Damage related to cancer treatment
  • Damage related to toxic substance exposure
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse

Infertility Diagnostic tests for women:

  • Ovulation testing
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Ovarian reserve testing
  • Hormone testing
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Infertility Diagnostic tests for men:

  • Semen analysis
  • Hormone testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Imaging
  • Tests for DNA abnormalities

Reproductive Endocrinologists - Andrologists

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Andrologists are urologists who have completed additional training in male fertility.

Be prepared for your initial visit

  • Provide details about your attempts to get pregnant: when you started trying to conceive, how often, and if you timed intercourse around the midpoint of the menstrual cycle.
  • Bring your key medical information, including other medical conditions you or your partner may have, and records of any previous infertility evaluations or treatments.
  • Bring a list of any medications, supplements you take, and the dosing/frequency details.
  • Bring a list of questions, prioritizing the most important questions first in case time runs short.
  • Be ready to answer your Doctor’s questions.

Board Certification by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To become Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility a Medical Doctor must first pass board exams for obstetrics and gynecology (oral and written) and be board certified in OB/GYN. Then she/he must complete a three year REI fellowship. The final step is board certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, requiring oral, written and thesis exams.

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