Dr. Nicholas J. Spirtos, DO

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Dr. Nicholas J. Spirtos, DO

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility | Male

SPIRTOS, NICHOLAS J, D.O. INC 468 E Market St Ste 2, Akron, OH 44304 Get Directions
(330) 376-2300

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Dr. Spirtos is the kind of clinically-oriented physician you will appreciate. When possible, he starts with simple approaches to infertility treatment that many times result in success without the initial need for complex, higher-cost options. Adhering to a philosophy that sometimes less is more, patients receive treatments individually tailored to meet their budgets and personal beliefs. Most patients complete infertility treatments without In Vitro Fertilization. "I give couples choices and they choose which course of action is most appropriate," says Dr. Spirtos. "Every pregnancy is a miracle, but some pregnancies require couples to work hard. My personality is that I like challenges and I am willing to work with them." Dr. Spirtos serves patients in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, Northeast Ohio and beyond. Call 330-376-2300Read more

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Patients see Dr. Spirtos on each visit, as he personally performs ultrasounds and other procedures himself. By tending to routine...Read more

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in Ravenna, OH |
Dr. Spirtos is very knowledgeable. I have seen 4 Reproductive Endocrinologists and he is the only one to get me pregnant on the first try.
in Louisville, OH |
He's the best. Don't go anywhere else but here.
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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Fertility Medicine
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

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Areas of Expertise

  • Intrauterine Insemination
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Egg, Sperm, & Embryo Preservation
  • Sperm Aspiration
  • Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Advanced Embryo Culture
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Drug Therapies
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Testing
  • Egg & Sperm Donation

Patient advantages include:

Egg & Embryo Vitrification – an advanced freezing process that produces  a higher rate of survival of frozen embryos than the traditional slow freezing technique.

The higher rate of survival of frozen embryos in turn leads to higher pregnancy rates.

Pre-implantation Genetic Screening & Diagnosis (PGD) Technology – the process of removing cells from an embryo for genetic testing to select the best, most genetically normal embryo for transfer to the uterus.

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  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Miscarriages
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Thrombophilia
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Hemorrhage
  • Uterine Polyp

Procedures Performed

Dr. Spirtos says..

For Women

Various minimally-invasive surgeries may correct reproductive abnormalities and causes of infertility. They include:

  • Tubal surgery: Removal of adhesion; repair the fallopian tube opening; removal of fluid or blockage from fallopian tubes
  • Tubal reversal surgery: For women who previously had their tubes tied
  • Adhesiolysis: Removal of adhesions/scar tissue
  • Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids (myomas) from the uterus
  • Polypectomy: Removal of endometrial polyps
  • Uterine septum resection: Creation of a single uterine cavity to correct a "double" uterus
  • Laser Laparascopy: Thin surgical instruments can also be inserted during this procedure to remove cysts, adhesions or endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy: During a hysteroscopy procedure, a thin viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is moved through the cervix and into the uterus; The surgeon can identify infertility problems caused by abnormalities such as fibroids or polyps; Laparascopy may be performed simultaneously to correct the problem
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  • Donor Egg Collection
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Family Planning Services
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy, Men
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Infertility Surgery
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Intra Uterine Insemination
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovary Tissue Cryopreservation
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pap Smear
  • Preimplantion Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
  • Thyroid Hormone Balancing
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal

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Education

  • Medical School
    Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    St Elizabeth's Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wayne State University

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1973

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board certified in Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Spirtos' Office & Staff

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Dr. Spirtos says...

Patients see Dr. Spirtos on each visit, as he personally performs ultrasounds and other procedures himself. By tending to routine matters, he can better understand the nuances of each couple's circumstances. He knows from experience that small details can reveal pathways to personalized treatment strategies most likely to result in pregnancy. His infertility treatments have resulted in nearly 6,000 births.

"I provide honest opinions to my patients and help them make well-informed decisions," notes Dr. Spirtos.

In 1987, following a fellowship in infertility at Detroit's Wayne State University, Dr. Spirtos became the 64th Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist in the nation. He then helped develop the first In Vitro Fertilization program in Akron at Akron City Hospital, now part of Summa Health System. He delivered his first In Vitro baby in 1985, just five years after the first In Vitro Fertilization birth took place in the United States.

An Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Spirtos has contributed to numerous medical journals on topics relating to infertility. In addition, he has also delivered scientific presentations to colleagues and peers both locally and nationally.

Dr. Spirtos previously served as Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization/Embryo Transfer at Akron City Hospital, where he is currently affiliated. He is a past president of the Akron Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is a member of several other professional societies.

Born in Chicago of Greek heritage, Dr. Spirtos comes from a family of physicians, extending from his father to four uncles. Dr. Spirtos operates his fertility center by the same timeless values that his parents instilled in him. He insists on integrity, cost efficiency, and a caring, family-like setting for those who seek his help. Except for vacations, Dr. Spirtos works seven days a week. As he explains, women ovulate seven days a week!

If you would like to schedule a visit, call 330-376- 2300. 

Dr. Spirtos serves patients in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, all of Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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Dr. Spirtos' Care Philosophy

Dr. Spirtos is the kind of clinically-oriented physician you will appreciate. When possible, he starts with simple approaches to infertility treatment that many times result in success without the initial need for complex, higher-cost options. Adhering to a philosophy that sometimes less is more, patients receive treatments individually tailored to meet their budgets and personal beliefs. Most patients complete infertility treatments without In Vitro Fertilization.

"I give couples choices and they choose which course of action is most appropriate," says Dr. Spirtos. "Every pregnancy is a miracle, but some pregnancies require couples to work hard. My personality is that I like challenges and I am willing to work with them."

Dr. Spirtos serves patients in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Call 330-376-2300 

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Dr. Spirtos says...

Areas of Expertise

  • Intrauterine Insemination
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Egg, Sperm, & Embryo Preservation
  • Sperm Aspiration
  • Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Advanced Embryo Culture
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Drug Therapies
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Testing
  • Egg & Sperm Donation

Patient advantages include:

Egg & Embryo Vitrification – an advanced freezing process that produces  a higher rate of survival of frozen embryos than the traditional slow freezing technique.

The higher rate of survival of frozen embryos in turn leads to higher pregnancy rates.

Pre-implantation Genetic Screening & Diagnosis (PGD) Technology – the process of removing cells from an embryo for genetic testing to select the best, most genetically normal embryo for transfer to the uterus.

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Dr. Spirtos says...

For Women

Various minimally-invasive surgeries may correct reproductive abnormalities and causes of infertility. They include:

  • Tubal surgery: Removal of adhesion; repair the fallopian tube opening; removal of fluid or blockage from fallopian tubes
  • Tubal reversal surgery: For women who previously had their tubes tied
  • Adhesiolysis: Removal of adhesions/scar tissue
  • Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids (myomas) from the uterus
  • Polypectomy: Removal of endometrial polyps
  • Uterine septum resection: Creation of a single uterine cavity to correct a "double" uterus
  • Laser Laparascopy: Thin surgical instruments can also be inserted during this procedure to remove cysts, adhesions or endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy: During a hysteroscopy procedure, a thin viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is moved through the cervix and into the uterus; The surgeon can identify infertility problems caused by abnormalities such as fibroids or polyps; Laparascopy may be performed simultaneously to correct the problem