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Infertility Center of St. Louis at St Luke's
We are a leading edge infertility center. We specialize in treating very difficult cases of infertility, e.g. where there has been previous failure to fertilize, failure to achieve pregnancy in previous efforts, or failed attempts at vasectomy reversal, etc. We are also happy to treat simpler infertility cases if so requested. Patients fly to our center in St. Louis daily from all over the world and we are quite accustomed to making them feel comfortable here.
Our approach is to avoid needless and often expensive conventional testing, as well as outmoded treatments that unfortunately are often used for years until the couple is finally emotionally and financially drained. On the contrary our policy is to recommend the most effective technology that is most likely to get the patient pregnant the soonest. Many couples waste years going through many thousands of dollars worth of unnecessary tests that have little scientific validity and do not add any benefit to their treatment plan. They may undergo useless surgery (such as varicocelectomy on the man, or laser vaporization of endometriosis in the woman) that costs time and money, yet has no scientifically validated benefit. This plethora of inappropriate care, and often frank incompetence, is fostered by a commercialism that has unfortunately aggravated the modern infertility epidemic. You therefore must be a fully informed and questioning consumer to benefit from the truly exciting modern technology that now allows most infertile couples to fulfill their dreams and have a baby.
Considered one of the world’s leading authorities on in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm retrieval, ICSI, vasectomy reversal, tubal ligation reversal, egg and embryo freezing, ovary transplantation, and the reproductive biological clock, Dr. Sherman Silber uses the following fertility treatments at his Saint Louis, MO, fertility clinic, including:
Dr.Sherman Silber is a renowned pioneer in microsurgery and infertility. Dr. Silber and his Saint Louis fertility clinic specialize in treating very difficult cases of infertility, e.g. where there has been previous failure to fertilize, failure to achieve pregnancy in previous efforts, or failed attempts at vasectomy reversal, etc. Dr. Silber is also happy to treat simpler infertility cases if so requested.
Dr. Silber and his Saint Louis fertility clinic treat the many causes of infertility, including:
According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri performed 137 IVF cycles in 2010. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:
|Clinic Name||City||Number of Cycles by Age||Live Birth Rate By Age (%)|
|Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke's Hospital||ST. LOUIS||79||32||16||6||4||44.3||31.3||7 / 16||1 / 6||0 / 4|
As reported by Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri to the CDC in 2010, the fertility clinic performed 45 donor egg cycles in that year; 18 cycles used fresh donor eggs and 27 cycles used frozen donor eggs.
|Clinic Name||City||Fresh Donor Eggs||Fresh Live Births||Frozen Donor Eggs||Frozen Live Births|
|Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke's Hospital||ST. LOUIS||18||6 / 18||27||37|
Since infertility treatment is expensive, Dr. Sherman J. Silber and his Saint Louis fertility clinic try to soften its impact by achieving the highest possible pregnancy rates, thus reducing the number of treatment attempts and the overall expense.
Dr. Silber and the Infertility Center of Saint Louis do not charge extra for unnecessary testing or ineffective preliminary treatment approaches. Dr. Silber only recommends what he feels is necessary to help you achieve a pregnancy as soon as possible.
Dr. Silber and his Saint Louis fertility clinic have no hidden extra charges added on, which might result in much higher costs at some fertility clinics. For example, there is no additional charge for office visits, semen analysis and/or sperm freezing, embryo freezing, assisted hatching, blastocyst culture, or ICSI, which is always performed in every case to give you the greatest chance for pregnancy. Also, Dr. Silber does not order an expensive list of purely remunerative tests with procedures that just delay the most cost-effective treatment.
Couples often ask if there is a discount for subsequent in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles if they don't get pregnant with the first IVF cycle. With Dr. Silber's vitrification technique for embryo freezing, the pregnancy rate for subsequent frozen embryo transfers is just as high as for fresh IVF, but the cost is only one quarter the cost of a regular IVF cycle. Furthermore, Dr. Silber and his Saint Louis fertility clinic's "mini-IVF" technology dramatically reduces your cost as well.