Dr. Michael Traub

Fertility Medicine
Staten Island, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Island Reproductive Services

Staten Island, NY

Address

237 Richmond Valley Road, Staten Island, NY, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

7189486114

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AmeriHealth

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

HIP Health Plans

Oxford Health Plans

Tricare

About

Bio

Dr. Traub is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist specializing in the care of women with infertility and hormonal disorders. He also performs advanced open and robotic surgery for endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, and hydrosalpinx. He is the Donor Egg Director for Island Reproductive Services and Reproductive Center of Central New Jersey.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Doctor Q&A

1.4K Answers
54 Agrees
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: That's really the million dollar question. Honestly, some women have sex once and are pregnant, some it takes several months, some several years, and ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Patch: There is no correct answer to that question, but probably an estrogen patch will be of most benefit. And if you have a uterus, probably continuous Pro... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
YES: Many women with endometriosis have painful sex, which is a common symptom. But most women with painful sex do not have endometriosis. You should alway... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is normal doses is safe in pregnancy. Usually it is better to avoid medicines such as Motrin and Advil and they can affect a p... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: First of all it depends on the type of hepatitis. Acuter hepatitis increase transmission risk so sex should be avoided. It really involves an upfront ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Surgery: Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is surgery and biopsy of endometriosis to confirm. On examination and based on your history there may be a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: Not sure exactly what you are asking. Men and women who undergo laparoscopy in their belly can have pain afterward around their shoulder or collar bon... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It may be harder. There is a blood test called anti mullerian hormones that can measure the number of eggs you still have left. It may be harder to be... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Many: Certainly advantages are becoming pregnant and becoming pregnant quicker. Sometimes fertility treatment gives you information about your body that is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
IVF: Depending on your age, hormones, gyn and medical background, there are many different ways to get pregnanct. But if you are asking for the highest pre... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Lupron (leuprolide) can be taken in a daily injection, a monthly injections or a 3-month injection. Generally the side effects wear off as soon as the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You can try. There is certainly no harm in trying as long as the medicine you try is safe and you are monitored. But there is no evidence that any for... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Indirect: There is no direct medical effect. But certainly if you are thinking about becoming pregnant and are around pregnant women that may increase your desi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Prevent Pregnancy: First of all, you may have side effects from multiple pills. The most common ones are nausea or vomiting which goes away quickly. Second, the pills wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Multiple Reasons: Fertility treatment does not always lead to multiple pregnancies. Some patients and some doctors are more aggressive with treatment which can increase... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
YES: Yes that can and does happen. It is not common. It means that the first month you ovulate you have sex and become pregnant. If you are breast feeding ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Eval Needed: Sometimes no cause is found but usually the cause is gyn. You might have ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis. Sometimes even a chronic i... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. How easy it is depends mostly on how regular your periods are. Sometimes it requires a little but of fertility medicines to help with your... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Usually not much: It seems to be dose dependent such that only at very high amounts can caffeine affect fertility. But caffeine can be in different foods and drinks so ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Absoutely not: Years ago doctors though women needed to get a period each month. That is no longer true. In fact many types of birth control pills now give you a per... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: If the procedure worked and the tubes are blocked, you have 2 options on becoming pregnant. One option is re do another surgery to try to open the tub... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: There are many different ways to regulate it by taking one of various different types of hormones. But the first step is to find out why they are irre... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Not Very: For most women, metformin is no longer considered the first treatment used in pcos women. Actually, there are concerns that it ls less effective than ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the procedure can cause damage to the uterus, there can be an infection that damages the lining of the uterus or scar tissue that forms. A s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Endometriosis?: It is possible there is some scar tissue or endometriosis causing a problem. It also may be GI related. If it persists it is definitely worth getting ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Not at 20: Infertility affects 15% of all women, but at age 20, it is extremely uncommon for a woman to try and not be pregnant for over 2 years. Certainly you w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Genetics: Women withe a sister of mother with endometriosis have a higher risk. Having a family history of infertility or a personal history of pelvic pain, pai... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Faith in your docto: To be honest, as a doctor that is a hard question to answer. And we all know some doctors are better than others, nicer than others, etc just like any... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Variable: There are many different treatments out there for different patients. Treatments should be individualized. Costs can be very low or more expensive dep... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regu... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
IVF or surgery: Ivf is the best treatment for blocked fallopian tubes. It has the highest chance of producing a pregnancy and very little risk. However, surgery can b... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: After you are evaluated by a combination of ultrasound, physical exam, mri, etc to determine the number size and locations of fibroids, several option... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: When your periods are irregular, you may not be ovulating. A specialist can figure that out and identify any potential cause. Most of the time it is p... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Bleeding and cramping are the most common signs. But still many women with those signs do not have a miscarriage. Sometimes even spotting can be a sig... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
IVF: For women who have difficulty becoming pregnant on their own, their are many different treatment options. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The b... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Unsure: Depo lasts about 3 months. But after a single dose, its effects are still unpredictable. So your periods especially can be frequent or not come at all... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Not sure: It may not. The changes which occur to cause someone to stop having periods sometimes last a long time. Even if behaviors change there can be a long l... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Find reason: Sometimes acne comes on its own and sometimes it is part of a hormonal disorder. It is important to see a reproductive endocrinologist to see if there... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Should Not: It should not. However, complications of the procedure can be infection and scarring of the uterus. And of those occur, which are rare, fertility can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Cannulation: Depending on where the blockage is, sometimes a radiologist can perform a special type of X-ray where at the same time they use a small catheter to tr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It may be spread through blood or lymphatic flow. It may be the that surface lining of many organs can transform into endometriosis. There is likely a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
No: Many women have a concern that caffeinated drinks such as coffee may increase the risk of miscarriage. Most studies show that one cup of coffee daily ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in pregnancy unless you have any underlying liver problems. If you have chronic headaches and migraines you can see a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of dif... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Multiple Reasons: Ever patient is different. First of all you should be a certain weight and factor in any other medical problems such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Very rare: There are certainly many risk of multiple pregnancy to a mother such a high blood pressure, diabetes of pregnancy and cesarean section. And yes techni... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
PID: Inflammation or infection of the tube causes a pelvic infection, also terms PID or pelvic inflammatory disease. It can be a very severe infection. Som... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: If the fibroids are still causing you problems then that may be the best answer. It is not the only option. It depends how many, the size and location... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Pain and infection: If the fallopian tube rupture or breaks open, usually it is the result of a previous infection inside the tube. As it opens up, it can be very painful... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Near Ovulation: The highest fertility window is around ovulation. If a women has 28 days cycles, that is usually around the middle of the cycle. When the periods are ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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May 10, 2013
An excellent, thoughtful physician I have known for years!
Sep 10, 2013
Impressively bright and caring expert. Highly recommend.
Mar 29, 2013
A warm, caring and smart physician!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have hx of rectal cancer. My gyn wants r/o endometrial ca. Had pelvic u/s yesterday - cyst has strong blood flow inside, awaiting report..
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the info currently I'm doing what you've suggested but still no results. Unfortunately I have no medical insurance at the time :(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Is Visanne (visabelle) available in UK? I had a surgery on the 22.04.13. Have been diagnosed with endometriosis and prescribed this drug.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Completed 2006

Awards

Berlex Foundation - Resident Education Award
Most Influential, Second Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Island Reproductive Services
Reproductive Center of Central New Jersey
ASRM, SART, FACOG
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