Ben Gocial, MD
“I am truly passionate about assisting my patients and I’m grateful that I can be a part of this important time in their lives. I’m fortunate to be in a position to help others achieve their dream of having a child.”
Meet Dr. Ben Gocial
With over thirty years of experience in assisting patients with fertility issues, Dr. Ben Gocial, MD, is a recognized leader in this unique and critical field of medicine. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and focused on providing exceptionally compassionate, quality care.
In his practice, Dr. Gocial is dedicated to establishing a trustworthy bond with his patients as they embark on their treatments. With firsthand knowledge of the fertility process, he believes that connecting with his patients is essential every step of the way. In fact, it’s especially important for him that his patients at Main Line Fertility understand that he has a personal experience with infertility.
“I enjoy getting to know my patients as people, including their dreams and aspirations. I empathize completely with them because my wife and I have gone through fertility treatments. So, I understand the nuances of the process. Today, we are lucky to have two children, but I can relate to the struggles – the emotional ups and downs, the heartbreak and the physical aspects as well. Because we experienced the journey of infertility and pregnancy loss, I do everything possible to provide patients with a comfortable and positive experience.”
Born in Boras, Sweden, Dr. Gocial was raised in Philadelphia and earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Gocial is credited with establishing the first In Vitro Fertilization program at Jefferson University Hospital — when IVF was in its infancy.
Committed to being at the forefront of innovation and research, Dr. Gocial has a great deal of expertise in minimally invasive surgeries (including advanced methods of operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy).
“I’m always excited to learn about groundbreaking technologies and most importantly, the opportunity it offers fertility patients. I perform robotic surgery and minimally-invasive surgery just about every day, and use the most technologically-advanced methods available.”
Dr. Gocial is also a leader in the study of repeated pregnancy loss, an area of medicine that is incredibly important to him. His expertise in other specialties include ovulation induction, IUI, (including fertility preservation for oncologic or age-related purposes), donor egg or embryo and genetic testing as well as management for genetic screening or single gene defects.
Through his clinical experience, research and dedication to patient support, Dr. Gocial’s ultimate goal is to help all of his patients experience parenthood.
Dickinson College, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Temple University, Doctor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Co-founder and past-president of the Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society (PARES)
Past chair of the SART registry committee
Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)