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!

I could never begin to fully express my gratitude for how thankful I am to have found this office and it's wonderful staff. I have spent many years seeing different specialists and doctors, and I was always either disrespected, judged, ignored, or turned away if I ever mentioned endometriosis. However, this place is completely different. From the check-in ladies, to the nurses, the providers (Autumn and Dr. Keenan), and to everyone in between, every time I'm here, I am treated with the respect and treatment I have longly desired and looked for. I am forever thankful for Dr. Keenan and the staff and so appreciative for all that has been done for me and my endometriosis. Because of you all, and the very brilliant Dr. Keenan, I can happily look forward to planning on having a family one day. Thank you for being my "safe place" and for never judging me. I couldn't have asked for or dreamed of ever having such a caring, brilliant, and wonderful doctor and his team. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! S. W., Knoxville TN
~ S. W., Knoxville TN