Renowned physician Sissy Sartor, MD, of The Fertility Institute is passionate about creating new opportunities for families through advanced reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). “The IVF technologies provide a platform from which we can offer hopeful treatment for intractable infertility as well as hopeful future fertility for those facing ovarian compromise due to cancer, medical therapy, or age,” says Dr. Sartor.

Physicians at The Fertility Institute employ traditional treatments and the latest advances in reproductive technology including IVF, oocyte cryopreservation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). With a desire to help families and a love for medicine, Dr. Sartor joined the Fertility Institute in 1998 as the only board certified female fertility specialist in Louisiana. She has since devoted her medical expertise to furthering care in reproductive health.

The Fertility Institute opened its doors in 1978 and has assisted with more than 16,000 pregnancies since that time. A pioneer in the introduction of new infertility treatment in the region, the Institute performed the first IVF in the Gulf South and was the first clinic to achieve a pregnancy with its first IVF. The Institute was also named an Optum Center of Excellence (COE) for its proven track record of success, comprehensive services, physician experience, exceptional facility, industry accreditation, and continuous quality assurance.


Sissy Sartor, MD
New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville & Baton Rouge