Meet Dr. Orhan Bukulmez
IVF Specialist in Dallas

Reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Orhan Bukulmez, M.D., is internationally renowned for helping patients achieve their fertility goals. 

Using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), Dr. Bukulmez has every tool available at his fingertips to personalize a plan for each patient including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD or PGS), and fertility-promoting surgeries such as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, myomectomy, tubal reversals, nonsurgical procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility preservation techniques such as egg and embryo freezing, and a specialized approach called minimal/mild stimulation IVF.

That personalization, Dr. Bukulmez says, is what makes UT Southwestern’s fertility program stand out among the rest.

“We offer individualized protocols for each and every patient,” he says. “We find therapies for each patient’s problem rather than performing general treatment. That’s our niche.”

One of these unique therapies is called minimal stimulation IVF, or mild stimulation IVF, for patients with diminished ovarian reserve and/or advanced reproductive age. It involves less medication and less aggressive ovarian stimulation than conventional IVF and focuses on retrieving higher-quality eggs. This results in fewer side effects for the patient, and it costs less.

“At UT Southwestern, we have been championing this approach in Texas and the surrounding states since 2012. It makes IVF more affordable and more successful, which makes it less intimidating for patients,” Dr. Bukulmez says.

Dr. Bukulmez has over 20 years of training and experience with fertility issues and patient care. He also specializes in fertility preservation for women with cancer before they undergo treatment or for those who wish to delay getting pregnant and want to freeze their eggs.