About the Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery

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The Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery is the oldest and most well-established center in East Tennessee for the treatment of infertility, pelvic pain, endometriosis, minimally invasive surgery, PCOS and other hormonal disorders. Dr. Keenan, the center's director, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and brings more than 20 years experience in patient care and research to the management of these conditions.

The center has a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Everything from lifestyle modifications and nutritional supplements to complex surgery or In Vitro Fertilization may be incorporated into a patient's treatment regimen. We work closely with a team of ancillary health professionals including counselors, physical therapists, dieticians, and others.

More and more, we see fewer options being provided to patients. These options are often limited to In Vitro Fertilization for infertility and hysterectomy for pelvic pain or other anatomic problems. While both of these may be the best alternatives for many patients, for many others they are not. We believe in a personalized, patient centered approach, asking for your input on treatment based upon your personal physical, emotional, spiritual, and certainly financial status.

Our staff is constantly challenged to provide compassionate and sensitive care, realizing that women have many different needs and abilities in complying with their treatment plans. We ask you to write out your concerns at each visit, and will provide a written summary of instructions for you when you leave if appropriate. Please see "meet our staff" for further information.

While we are a tertiary referral center for the region's general gynecologists, we do not require a referral to make an appointment. We do ask that you bring as much of your medical record to your initial visit as possible, though. We look forward to serving you and helping you to achieve your goals!

Beautiful twins from a happy patient of Dr. Keenan and the Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery My husband & I tried to get pregnant, but due to some complications I had, we thought we would never have children (which was EXTREMELY upsetting to me). I came to Dr. Keenan & his staff as a "last ditch effort" to conceive. I will NEVER forget Dr. Keenan's positive attitude as he reassured me, "We can get you pregnant..." during one of my visits. I'm sure he said a lot more than that, but that promise still rings in my ears as I look at my BEAUTIFUL twins! God used Dr. Keenan, and his staff (we love our nurse Mari!), to build a loving family... The entire staff were like friends to me by the time I got pregnant and had to leave their facility... I am ever so grateful for this wonderful group of people who helped my husband and I so VERY much. There are no words to describe our gratitude, and we would HIGHLY recommend this group to anyone having troubles getting pregnant. Thank you Dr. Keenan, Mari, and all the staff. You will never know what a huge impact you have made in the lives of our family!M.A.