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Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

Average: 2.5 (2 votes)5 1
4600 Hale Parkway
Suite 490
Denver, CO 80220

Summary

Specialties

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lone Tree, Colorado performed 385 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine 161 66 78 48 32 15 21.1 13.6 1.3 0.0 0.0 0 / 15


IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lone Tree, Colorado performed 1,150 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine 407 289 260 136 58 21 66.3 66.4 60.8 61.8 50.0 33.3
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lone Tree, Colorado to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 199 donor egg cycles in that year; 46 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 153 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine 46 67.4 153 51.6

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics

Cost

Reviews

Their lab is worth it

4
Your rating: 45 1
The nurses are overworked and the business office is understaffed. Yet, I have no doubt that I would have not ended up with my daughter without CCRM. I am DOR- poor egg quality, general poor responder and never made a day 5 blast. My first cycle with them was a failure, but instead of pressuring me to use donor eggs they encouraged me to try another cycle with my own eggs. I appreciated that they were willing to work with me and try something else, even if I might drag down their success rate. The next round I had 3 genetically normal day 6/7 blasts. One of those is my daughter and we have two more on ice. I believe that their excellent lab is what allowed my lousy eggs to thrive past day 5.

Awful, don't waste your time and money

1
Your rating: 15 1
DO NOT believe the hype about this place! Our embryo didn't even survive thaw at CCRM. We had gone to CCRM because we had a number of cycles at our local clinic (and had success), but wanted to see if we can get better results with less cycles while TTC our next child. We've had several fresh IVF cycles and 2 FETs at local clinics in Texas and Connecticut (because we had moved), both of which gave us better results, with better quality embryos and more embryos, and both FETs were successful. We had the worst results ever when we were at CCRM. Our embryo was of worse quality and died during thaw at CCRM, that has never happened during our other 2 FETs at other clinics (both led to pregnancy). Also, they only care about your money, and everyone was so difficult to deal with. A phone call to the doctor costs $200, and the nurses did not answer my question, forcing me to call the doctor and pay the fee for simple questions. The business department straight up lied about the insurance claim process. They said they checked with my insurance and that it was covered, but we had to pay $26,000 out-of-pocket up front because it was out of network (we do have out-of-network benefits), and our insurance will reimburse the rest later. The insurance didn't pay us, because the CCRM doctors are actually in network, and insurance paid CCRM directly and won't pay the patients (even though we had already paid CCRM). According to our policy, we shouldn't have paid for the services up front, so insurance couldn't pay us back. CCRM didn't reimburse us the amount that they owe us. So don't believe them at the business meeting, they are only out to get your money, they got mine and the insurance's payments (doubled)! That's insurance fraud! So save yourself the time, money and a lot of aggravation, don't bother with CCRM.

CCRM was our miracle

5
Your rating: 55 1
We turned to CCRM after going through 2x failed IUI's and 3x failed IVF cycles locally. I would get a high number of eggs retrieved but most would arrest by day three. Did another 3x cycles at CCRM and got our miracle embryo which is now my healthy 1 year old son. I believe Dr. Schoolcraft and the exceptional lab made the difference. Yes, it is expensive and for many (including us) it is a long way to travel but it is worth it. They are the best and perform miracles for difficult cases.

totally unorganized and money hungry

1
Your rating: 15 1
I called CCRM to see about an initial consultation. They asked for my insurance card and sent me a lot of paperwork to fill out. I have BCBS PPO but when I arrived at the office for my consultation the office employee said I had an HMO and had to pay out of pocket. So I paid them but told them Id send another copy of my insurance card so they could see I had a PPO and claim it with the carrier to get me my money back. Well, they failed to find out about my insurance benefits beforehand and it turns out I dont have fertility benefits. So I had to pay $311 out of pocket for the doctor to tell me how a womens reproductive system was set up and how babies are made! I wish they would have called beforehand and let me know that I was going to have to pay out of pocket for a joke of a consultation! Also, Dr Kondapalli is so fake and you can tell shes in the business of making babies solely for the money! The nurse that spoke to me about the next steps to take was yawning the whole time and racing through our appointment. I left there feeling so confused and taken advantage of. Please don't give these money hungry people what they are after!

avoid

1
Your rating: 15 1
I was terribly disappointed with Dr Surrey. If you are over 40 with high FSH and DOR, run from him. He continued to treat me with high doses of medicines despite no response to them and then canceled 4 cycles. I went elsewhere and did mini-IVF. He refused to think out of the box, and would not allow me to do mini-IVF as he said "they don't do that at his clinic". He wasted a ton of my time/money. He should have just been honest from the beginning and referred me a doctor who was willing to work with me. The front desk and nurses are mean and grumpy. As others have said, the stats look good because of the cherry picking of the embryos to be transferred.

Very Disappointed

1
Your rating: 15 1
First off, my husband and i have been through fertility clinics before, this clinic was not our first rodeo sadly. Nevertheless, when i first became a patient at CCRM it was all great. Awesome first visit with the provider, Dr. Gufstafson. Later I was assigned a nurse, Angelica. Waiting for all records to get there, and labs and such was a nightmare. I requested my records from the previous facility and I personally went to Aurora to give CCRM a copy of my HSG that had already been done. When I went in for my first labs on a Saturday morning, I was not advised how much I would owe prior to the visit, nor at the time of check in. I walked out of there with a surprise bill of $545. Later, when I needed more labs for other things like my LH and other hormones, I asked Angelica if they would please run my insurance. I knew a lot of things were covered because I had already been through the same process before with the same insurance. She then printed out a claim form and told me Quest Diagnostics was my lab through my insurance. From CCRM in lone Tree, I drove to Parker Adventist where they had a quest. When I arrived, they told me they did not take BCBS. I reassured them that the nurse had said it was covered. Then they went ahead and drew blood work and told me they would bill me if it was not covered. Fast forward, time to start meds on CD 3-7. Prior to that, Angelica needed a pregnancy test. So I requested my blood work to be sent to the lab that my insurance covered so that I would not have to pay for that lab. She then said "no problem" I had to start meds the day after, and this was a Sunday, where pharmacies close early. Needless to say, the nurse Angelica, sent it to the wrong lab as she was not aware that my insurance lab was LabCorp and not Quest. I waited all day. I was taking my son to the Broncos game for the first time. At this time, the office goes after hours, so Angelica gets to be home and not worry about what is going on with me, and the fact that I could potentially miss this cycle. Tony, a kind nurse, called me and said that I could take a pregnancy test at home, call her and she would call in the prescription for Clomid as the pharmacies were soon closing. Throughout this whole thing, I had to step out of the game several times, because of this inconvenience that Angelica put me through. Between nurse Angelica and the front staff who were always clueless, rude, insensitive to their patients' feelings, abrupt, and so oblivious to everything, I had a bad experience in the two cycles I did at CCRM. Many times, I would come in and request a price ahead of time as I would never know what my cost would be since no one took the time to break down prices for me. Odd enough, ultrasounds were sometimes covered by my insurance and other times they weren't, per CCRM staff. My copay for ultrasounds was always $40, but for CCRM it seemed different. I requested to speak to the billing person, I needed respect, consideration. I was reassured that the ladies at front would re run the insurance benefits to ensure codes were covered. After my second consecutive failed IUI, I was so dissatisfied with this place, I felt like the nurses, the front staff, and the providers only see you as a statistic. Fertility is NOT a fun ride for anyone, let along the financial burden it brings to families. These people do not care about you. My husband and I felt very humiliated and disrespected there. I do not like this place, and I hope and pray that we may never have to return to them.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE.

1
Your rating: 15 1
I left a review on Yelp outlining my experience at this clinic a couple of days ago. Apparently that is the best way to get a call back from this clinic. Current and past patients will know exactly what I am talking about. The 2 ladies who called me seemed concerned about my experience and were genuinely sympathetic. But what I heard from them confirmed that I was treated poorly at this clinic. I began an IUI cycle in early 2016 and after the Day 3 labs were taken, I was called by my nurse and offered an apology stating that my blood had been sent to the wrong lab and I would have to cancel this IUI and try again next month due to their error. She also said I had to pay to start the IUI cycle again even though I had already paid to start this one. I was not offered a refund. The 'error in sending my blood to the wrong lab' was a lie. This clinic has a lab in house that does all of the testing for an IUI cycle. This was confirmed by the two ladies who called me today (COO & Patient Manager) I will never know what really happened. My husband and I discussed this at the time and decided to wait a few more months before continuing with this clinic. If they can't even send a patient's blood to the right place, how can we trust them to use the correct specimen for an IUI?? We had already invested a lot of time and money with this clinic so we decided to give them one more shot with a medicated IUI. This was disastrous. Read my review on Yelp. My quest for fertility ended in an emergency hysterectomy that might have been avoided IF my doctor had INFORMED me of what showed up on an ultrasound when we attempted the IUI in early 2016. I was informed of my condition after it was too late, and only AFTER I told my doctor I had been diagnosed by another physician. I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks after my appointment with Dr. Surrey when he admitted that I had shown signs of this in early 2016. I might have been able to save my uterus even if I was never able to get pregnant. But I wasn't told what my ultrasound showed. I PAID FOR THIS TEST. As a patient, don't I have the RIGHT to know the results of this test? If this doctor or nurse or whoever at CCRM was 'caring' for me at the time had told me, I could have researched this condition and made better choices concerning my fertility and health. But instead, I dealt with a great deal of physical pain for 2 months before I had no choice but to have a hysterectomy. My uterus was 10x it's normal size and that all happened in 8 weeks post medicated IUI. Now after the hysterectomy, I have been sick and unable to do anything for 4 months. I am on short term disability and cannot work. I may never have been able to get pregnant. How could I have ever known if a qualified professional kept me in the dark about my own body? Isn't that the point of going to a fertility clinic? They should tell you what they find. Guide you to the next steps. Inform you and offer treatment. Instead I was made to feel as if it was my fault. That my OB/GYN should have alerted me. So again, what is the point of going to a fertility clinic at all? My advice to anyone seeking a fertility doctor is to look elsewhere. I found a good doctor but it was too late. There are good doctors and clinics out there who care. This is not one of those places.

not convinced

2
Your rating: 25 1
The CDC says that you can't really compare success rates from clinic to clinic. This is due to a wide variety of reasons. In the case of CCRM, they try to insist on expensive genetic tests to determine whether the embryo is genetically abnormal before it is implanted. This can lead to elevated results. They could do other things to manipulate their results as well. For instance, they can cancel cycles if they don't have enough follicles, something that other clinics may not do. They may also accept large numbers of foreign patients from countries that do not have good fertility clinics. The result is that these patients may be more fertile. One thing we do know is that CCRM is a lot more expensive than other clinics. I could not afford to do IVF there due to the price. However, I was not impressed with what I saw when I did IUIs, They were disorganized and completely screwed up one of my cycles (triggering with a follicle size of 13 cm). The docs charged ridiculous sums of money and then wanted to run out of the door after 10 minutes. they also didn't pick up the phone on certain days (the weekend after New Years, for instance). I never had the email of a nurse or doctor to call if I had questions. I was much more impressed with Shady Grove, where I had a baby with IUI. It was a lot cheaper and the doctors gave individual patients a lot of one-on-one time.

STAY AWAY - AWFUL/TERRIBLE

1
Your rating: 15 1
The entire staff - doctors, nurses, front desk, and technicians were frighteningly incompetent. Literally every visit (including the day of a minor surgery for me!) I had to remind them why we were there and what our treatment protocol was. For the money we spent - they should have known who we were and why we were there. To add insult to injury - the staff, in particular nurses and front desk were incredibly RUDE!!!! Nothing was ever their fault. Do not go through treatment here. One NP was great...I saw her once...it was the day of the minor surgery I mention...she felt so bad I had so many unanswered questions and was appalled at the bad medical decisions made on my behalf...she gave me a hug and apologized....seriously STAY AWAY from these guys...not worth the money or aggravation. Also agree with the person who posted the stats are inflated. They didn't give us choices when it came to fresh vs frozen transfers or singleton vs twin. I'm young (under 35) and they definitely were not open to discussing anything but what would give them the best result. We went down the path of egg retrieval with these jokers but changed doctors for the transfer (even though it cost us more) as we were so disgusted.

You definitely want them to

5
Your rating: 55 1
You definitely want them to pick a CCS normal embryo when you're older...I'm 40 and I'm so glad we did CCS testing. CCRM was great. I appreciated that Dr. Surrey was honest with us and didn't push the family based planning cycles because we didn't do well making blasts at our local clinic. We have male factor and advanced maternal age, and the protocol and their lab made such a huge difference for us. They do techniques that aren't offered in my city (a city of several million with lots of fertility clinics) that I think really made the difference. They were able to get all our embryos to blast (six fertilized, six blasts) and we had two normal embryos. CCRM is totally worth the long trip!

Thanks to CCRM we have our twins

5
Your rating: 55 1
I first went for own-egg IVF at age 41. Dr. Minjarez was great, she did everything she could for me (and for my friend who was the same age a year later when I referred her there). Literally my only complaint is that Dr. M was too optimistic. We did CCS testing, because we didn't want the heartache of miscarriage if there was anything we could do to avoid it, and didn't want to waste time and money and love and pain on embryos that were doomed. (One reviewer complained that that means "cherry picking the best embryos"--um no--it means identifying the ONLY embryos that could POSSIBLY become a baby!). But it turned out we had no normal embryos. Dr. M said based on my history, numbers, etc., if we tried again we had a 50/50 chance of at least one normal embryo, which meant about a 30-35% chance of a baby. But if we tried again and still had no normals, she said she wouldn't recommend trying a third time because the chances of success were so incredibly low in women who have done two consecutive cycles with no normals, that she felt it wasn't ethical to take tens of thousands of dollars from us to try a third time. We had been through so much (multiple failed cycles at another clinic) that ultimately we decided not to try again. We went straight to donor egg. Dr. M fought to let me use the donor I wanted, did a perfect cycle on her, and from our first transfer of a single blast, we now have identical twins! And we have several more frozen in case we want a bigger family. Their lab rules, their doctors rule, the clinic is a pleasant place to be and Denver is a nice place to visit. I could not possibly recommend them more highly.

Love them!

5
Your rating: 55 1
Why would you not want to cherry pick the best embryo? That's what gets you success!! I am very pleased to say we have our little boy laying here with me and 6 frozen CCS tested embryos waiting for us. I am 37 with PCOS and husband has MFI. Expensive but worth it to travel to this clinic, we traveled from Nashville, TN.

Very disappointing --don't

1
Your rating: 15 1
Very disappointing --don't come here if you have DOR or age over 40. Doctors technically competent but not driven to get success. Statistics are deceptive given the widespread CCS testing excludes most transfers in age over 40, cherry picking the best embryos.

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