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C. James Chuong, M.D.
Board Certified Fertility Specialist
"Our Job is to help you get pregnant.  We love our job!"





"YOUR DREAM OF BUILDING A FAMILY WILL COME TRUE"

 
Cooper Institute has expanded its services for LGBTG Family Building (February 2019)
 
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using donor sperms in conjunction with ovulation induction.
IVF using one partner's eggs and donor sperms to create embryos, which will be transferred into the other partner's uterus. 
Assist the gay couple to find the donor eggs and the surrogate to build their families.

Freeze eggs/sperms to preserve future fertility for the transgender couple.
Provide professional and supportive services including medical, psychological, ethical and legal aspects.  


Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver, Colorado (October 2018) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Focus on the Next Generation".  It focuses on the outcomes of various treatments, highlights and promotes the next generation of professionals in reproductive medicine, and introduces new technologies and up-and-coming research.  The presentation ranges from the latest molecular and genetic technologies to advocacy for the patients with a focus on access to care.  There were extensive discussions on cutting-edge research in reproductive medicine as related to fertility diagnosis and treatment, including the area of therapeutic editing of the human embryo, politics and ethics in assisted reproductive technology,and new methods of pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT).  Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each couple as deemed relevant to individual's situation.       



Cooper Institute appeared in the Village News/Southwest News  (September, 2018)

Cooper Institute offers cutting-edge infertility treatment, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and provides the highest level of quality control of the IVF laboratory.  Dr. Chuong cares for his patients from his heart. He is detailed oriented in his approach and creates an individualized plan for patients.  He and his empathetic professional staff provide world-class services with top-notch success.  At Cooper, couples have achieved pregnancy in even the most difficult cases who were advised to use donor eggs previously.  The Institute has also been praised for its experiences in taking care of patients with advanced age and its extremely efficient approach.  Trained at prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and previously on the faculty at Baylor college of Medicine, Dr. Chuong has been in fertility practice for more than 30 years.

 

Dr. James Chuong attended Medical Mission Trip to Peru   
(August, 2018)

Dr. Chuong joined an organization " VI Misión Médica Internacional – Amazonas 2018" for a Medical Mission trip to Amazonas Region, one of the poorest area in Peru in August 2018.  The aim of the organization is to improve the healthcare of the under-served people in the region by providing them with direct basic medical, surgical, and dental care as well as providing training to local providers.  Along with more than 200 volunteers including 25 physicians and dentists, the organization took care of 1,500 villagers in the area who otherwise do not have access to basic healthcare services.

 

Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Antonio, Texas (October 2017) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Advancing Reproductive Medicine to Build Healthy Families".  It emcompasses all aspects of reproductive medicine and technology, with a special focus on health.  The presentation ranges from the latest molecular and genetic technologies to advocacy for the patients with a focus on access to care.  There were extensive discussions on cutting-edge research in reproductive medicine as related to fertility diagnosis and treatment, especially in the area of embryo biopsy and novel methods of pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS).  Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each couple as deemed relevant to individual's situation.       
   


OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU (AUGUST 2017)
Hurricane Harvey has stalled over the Texas Gulf Coast, and has down poured more than 4 feet of rain in some areas over the past few days.  We at Cooper wanted you to know we're thinking of you during this extraordinarily difficult time.  We can only imagine what a challenging experience this must be for you, and hope that you and your loved ones are safe.  Thinking of you and wishing you the best.



Addition of a State-of-the-Art Ultrasound Equipment (May 2017)

The Sonix Touch Q+ Ultrasound System, the Analogic Ultrasound from BK Ultrasound Inc. of Massachusetts provides the clearest images and the fastest measurement of follicles, uterus, fetus, etc.  It allows us to continue providing the most accurate and efficient fertility care for our patients.  




Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology by Rate MDs (March 2017) 

https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings




To read more, please visit:
https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/39279/Dr-C.+James-Chuong-Houston-TX.htm


 
 
Cooper Institute Named #1 IVF Clinic in Houston for Women under 35 using Fresh Embryos (January 2017)

http://houston.fertilitysuccessrates.com/report/Houston/women-under-35/data.html
 
 

 


 
Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah (October 2016) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Scaling New Heights in Reproductive Medicine".  It encompassed all aspects of reproductive medicine, technology, and health. The program was a comprehensive and stimulating balance between an exploration of the latest molecular and genetic  techniques and how reproduction affects public health on a global scale.  There were extensive discussions on new biopsy/genetic testing of embryos and freezing of unfertilized eggs, donor egg bank, etc. Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each couple as deemed relevant to individual's situation.       
 

Dr. James Chuong was a volunteer at the Tzu-Chi Foundation Health Fair (May 2016) 

Tzui-Chi Foundation is an international charity organization.  Although members come from all religious backgrounds, they share a common goal - to serve humanity with Great Love.  The Foundation has hold health fairs periodically at various location across the US and the world for general public especially the needed families. The one held at its Houston headquarter on May 22, 2016 was a great success.  Dr. James Chuong joined other volunteer physicians of various specialties to provide health services and health education.     
 

State of the Art Laser Equipment for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) (January 2016)

We have recently purchased a Laser equipment in the embryology laboratory which allows us to perform Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) procedure.  It is a technique that provides us with information about an embryo before it is transferred to the uterus (preimplantation). It is different from amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling which are used to determine fetal abnormalities nine weeks or more after implantation (post-implantation).  PGD technology allows us to identify single gene defects (cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease etc), chromosomal translocations (Robertsonian, Reciprocal) as well as numerical chromosome abnormalities (Down syndrome, Turner syndrome) in the early embryo.


Dr. James Chuong attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Baltimore (October 2015) 

The theme of this year's meeting was "Steering Reproductive Medicine to the Forefront of Global Public Health" addressed all aspects of reproductive medicine throughout the life cycle of women and men, focusing on how reproduction affects health and health affects reproduction.  The presentations covered a wide array of topics ranging from environmental basis for infertility, genetic causes of infertility to biopsy/genetic testing of embryos and freezing of unfertilized eggs.  Dr. James Chuong will share the information with each patient as deemed relevant to each couple's situation.       
 

Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility by Houstonia (September 2015) 

Houstonia gathered the names of all state board certified doctors in Houston and prepared postcards to distribute to those physicians-over 15,000 in total. They asked each doctor to recommend two physicians in any medical specialty by casting votes on our secure web site, asking that they consider peers with whom they would entrust their own families. After the nominations were tallied, Houstonia compiled the top vote recipients in each specialty and checked to make sure all physicians represented on Top Doctors list were currently certified in their fields by their respective medical licensing boards. 

                    

Dr. James Chuong was a volunteer at the Tzu-Chi Foundation Health Fair (June 2015) 

Tzui-Chi Foundation is an international charity organization.  Although members come from all religious backgrounds, they share a common goal - to serve humanity with Great Love.  The Foundation has hold health fairs periodically at various location across the US and the world for general public especially the needed families. The one held at its Houston headquarter on May 30, 2015 was a great success.  Dr. James Chuong joined other volunteer physicians of various specialities to provide health services and health education.     
 

Dr. James Chuong was interviewed by Light and Salt Association to discuss the application of new reproductive technology (Cryopreservation of Unfertilized Eggs) in Cancer patients (April 2015)

Light and Salt Association, an affiliate of  Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast cancer, is a cancer prevention and research institute in Texas.  During a TV interview, Dr. Chuong addressed the issue of fertility preservation and reproduction in cancer patients facing chemotherapy/radiation therapy which often result in reduced fertility.  Due to recent technological advances, oocyte cryopreservation has now become a vialble option prior to cancer treatment.  In addition, the new technology can be applied to single women approaching advanced age and those who have moral or ethical objections to embryo freezing.  

Dr. James Chuong, Named Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility by Houstonia (September 2013 &2014)

Houstonia gathered the names of all state board certified doctors in Houston and prepared postcards to distribute to those physicians-over 15,000 in total. They asked each doctor to recommend two physicians in any medical specialty by casting votes on our secure web site, asking that they consider peers with whom they would entrust their own families. After the nominations were tallied, Houstonia compiled the top vote recipients in each specialty and checked to make sure all physicians represented on Top Doctors list were currently certified in their fields by their respective medical licensing boards. 

Fertility Treatment not linked to ovarian cancer (May 2013) 

A new study suggests women trying to get pregnant have one less reason for worry.  It was conducted by the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where Dr. James Chuong received his reproductive endocrinology and infertility training in the mid-80s. The research was published in the Journal Fertility and Sterility, and suggests that fertility treatments are not linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer for women, though previous studies conducted in the 1990s suggested otherwise.  Comparing the medical history of 1,028 women with ovarian cancer and 872 women who did not have cancer, researchers found 24 percent of women who did not have cancer had undergone fertility treatments, while 17 percent of cancer patients had used them.  Combined with other risk factors, including age and use of birth control pills, the rate of ovarian cancer was the same between both groups.


 

Cooper Institute appeared in the Focus Women in October/November, 2012:

Infertility is a disease affecting approximately 7.3 million couples in the U.S. alone; around 12% of all the reproductive-age population. It affects men and women. One in twenty women will need help getting pregnant and should seek for physician's advices, particularly if the problem lasts more than 12 months. Sometimes as simple as lifestyle and diet changes will improve a person's prospects for conceiving. More difficult cases may turn to fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technology (ART). As Dr. Chuong of the Cooper Institute puts the new ART techniques "to help older and younger couples alike that may have a deficiency that inhibits the ability to conceive one's own is a very satisfying contribution." His many satisfied patients could not agree more (November 2012).


 

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Cooper Institute appeared in the Village News/Southwest News in July, 2012:
"YOUR DREAM OF BUILDING A FAMILY WILL COME TRUE"

Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Houston offers the cutting edge of infertility treatment, including IVF, intracytoplasmic injection of sperm (ICSI), testicular aspiration of sperms (TESE), and has achieved among the highest pregnancy rates. As its sister facility in New Jersey (www.ccivf.com) led by Dr. Jerome H. Check, a world renowned infertility specialist, Cooper is specialized in patients with advanced age and high FSH. Strictly following the guidelines of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Cooper’s most comprehensive IVF laboratory offers all the state-of-the-art technologies with the finest equipment available (August 1, 2012).


Dr. James Chuong Appeared in Living Magazine, Sugar Land, TX as Super Doc
 

Cooper Institute offers cutting-edge infertility treatment, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), donor egg/sperm or surrogacy, and provides the highest level of quality control in embryology laboratories. Dr. James Chuong, a board-certified fertility specialist, is the Institute’s Medical Director.
 
Dr. Chuong cares for his patients from his heart. He is detailed oriented in his approach and creates an individualized plan for patients.  He and his empathetic professional staff provide world-class services with top-notch success.  At Cooper, couples have achieved pregnancy in even the most difficult cases who were advised to use donor eggs/sperms previously.  The Institute has also been praised for its experiences in taking care of patients with advanced age and its extremely efficient and reasonable cost approach.   
 
Trained at prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and previously on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Chuong has been conducting reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinical and research activities for more than 28 years. He has received several national grants and merit awards, and has published and presented extensively throughout the country (May 31, 2011).


Cooper Institute Appeared in Houston Life styles & Homes (April 2011), Houston, TX
 

Third Party Reproduction
(Family Health Section)

Third party reproduction refers to the use of eggs, sperm, or embryos that have been donated by a third person (donor) to enable an infertile individual or couple (intended recipient) to become parents. Donors may be known or anonymous to the intended recipient. Third party reproduction also includes traditional surrogacy and gestational carrier arrangements.

The options available through third party reproduction provide many couples the opportunity to make their dream of parenthood a reality. The comprehensive nature of the screening and counseling of intended parents and their donors or surrogates ensures that the process meets the needs of all involved.

Third party reproduction is a complex process. As it is more widely used, there continues to be a broader understanding of the ethical, moral and legal issues involved. The ultimate goal of physicians, mental health professionals, and attorneys specializing in reproductive law is to enable this process to move forward as smoothly   as possible and bring joy and satisfaction to all parties involved in ensuring the conception and delivery of a healthy child (April 25, 2011).

 

CAP ACCREDITATION


 

 We are proud to announce that Cooper Institute has been awarded CAP accreditation and becomes part of an exclusive group of around 6,000 laboratories worldwide that have met the highest standard of excellence.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

The program is based on rigorous accreditation standards that are translated into detailed and focused checklist requirements. The checklists are to assess the overall management and operation of the laboratory.  It also covers a complete array of disciplines and testing procedures. Because of its comprehensive nature, CAP accreditation can help achieve a consistently high level of service throughout an institution or healthcare system (March 25, 2011).

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Cooper Institute Appeared in In Town Magazine (Sep/Oct 2010), Houston, TX:

Medical Center Journal

Infertility is a disease affecting approximately 7.3 million couples in the U.S. alone; around 12% of all the reproductive-age population. It affects men and women. One in twenty women will need help getting pregnant and should seek for physician's advices, particularly if the problem lasts more than 12 months. Sometimes as simple as lifestyle and diet changes will improve a person's prospects for conceiving. More difficult cases may turn to fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technology (ART). As Dr. Chuong of the Cooper Institute puts the new ART techniques "to help older and younger couples alike that may have a deficiency that inhibits the ability to conceive one's own is a very satisfying contribution." His many satisfied patients could not agree more (October 4, 2010).
For details please click here

Dr. Chuong’s Comments on the Birth of Quintuplets in Houston:

Houston is well-versed in multiple-birth babies, having been the site of the first octupletes in the US. Recently a Houstonian, Ms. Real-Mayorga gave birth to five babies one day shy of 30 weeks. The weight of the babies ranged from 2 ½ to nearly 4 pounds. Fortunately all the babies survived although still faced challenges. They do not have the complications low birth weight babies often experience, however, they will have to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for at least 6 to 8 weeks. Ms. Real-Mayorga did take fertility drugs to improve her ovulation, but dud not do intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Dr. C. James Chuong, Medical Director of Cooper Institute was interviewed by Southern Chinese Daily News for comments:

He emphasized the importance of monitoring the ovarian responses via folliculogram and female hormonal testing during the process of ovulation induction. Folliculogram tells us the number and the size of each follicles via pelvic ultrasound examinations and female hormonal levels in the serum tell us the biological activities and maturity of the eggs. If the fallopian tubes are patent, and the partner has satisfactory results of semen analysis, it is important to keep in mind that the chance of having multiple pregnancies is high even the couple just tries on their own without undergoing IUI or IVF.  The couple must be given the option of having the cycle cancelled and be given lower dosages of fertility drugs during the subsequent cycles to avoid multiple pregnancies (August 28, 2010).

Cooper Institute appeared in the Village News/Southwest News on September 7, 2010:

YOUR DREAM OF BUILDING A FAMILY WILL COME TRUE

Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Houston offers the cutting edge of infertility treatment, including IVF, intracytoplasmic injection of sperm (ICSI), testicular aspiration of sperms (TESE), and has achieved among the highest pregnancy rates. As its sister facility in New Jersey (www.ccivf.com) led by Dr. Jerome H. Check, a world renowned infertility specialist, Cooper is specialized in patients with advanced age and high FSH. Strictly following the guidelines of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Cooper’s most comprehensive IVF laboratory offers all the state-of-the-art technologies with the finest equipment available.
For details, please click here.

 


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