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Average: 3 (4 votes)5 1

Christopher S Sipe M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology
Fertility Centers of Illinois
1 S. 224 Summit Avenue
Suite 302
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Summary

Specialties

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF in Chicago, Illinois performed 1,282 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
Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF 504 261 274 158 85 15 40.5 30.3 17.2 9.5 2.4 0 / 15


IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF in Chicago, Illinois performed 617 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
Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF 296 154 100 44 23 4 49.7 43.5 37.0 31.8 30.4 0 / 4
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF in Chicago, Illinois to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 133 donor egg cycles in that year; 47 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 86 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 (%)
Fertility Centers of Illinois-River North IVF 47 61.7 86 43.0

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

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Reviews (2)

Horrible

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Your rating: 15 1
NEGLIGENT!! I wanted to post this to save anyone from enduring the physical, financial, and emotional distress Dr. Sipe put me through. I can't speak for any of the other doctors at FCI, I actually really liked the hours they had and scheduling was by far the easiest of all facilities I've been to. We did though spend a lot of time feeling like cattle and every time I called it was a different nurse, it was impersonal and cold, I had at least one time they didn't call me back by 6pm as promised, the financial lady never returns calls almost ever, and they were hard to reach until they realized I was trying to leave the practice. But the reason I need to post this is bc of the kind of care I received. There were several times I brought up concerns and was dismissed. I had thin uterine lining and yet he still wanted to keep me on clomid bc he "only works with clomid" (even tho clomid thins your lining). Stuff like that. One concern I had is that he didn't want to do an HSG to fully check my tubes, something I would come to learn is a standard thing that should be checked BEFORE an IUI cycle. He said the SIS was essentially the same thing and my tubes looked fine on there and I didn't need HSG (despite the fact he knew I had previous abdom surgery from a burst appendix- something that could make me a perfect candidate for blocked tubes), and we proceeded with IUI out of pocket. This cycle failed, he wanted to do a more $ IUI cycle, but I decided to get a second opinion. My new doctor not only agreed I shouldn't be on clomid, but said we needed HSG asap. It was to our shock and horror we discovered I have hydrosalpinx (two blocked tubes with embryotoxic fluid) from my burst appendix. Even more disturbing, on my records from FCI it stated on the SIS report "no clear visibility on tubes" yet he wrote several times throughout my chart my tubes were clear and told me during the SIS my tubes looked good. We 100% need surgery to remove tubes and do IVF, and it makes me sick to my stomach that I went through the emotions and physical distress of 3 different hormones for an IUI we now know had no chance of working. And if I stayed we would've been doing more out of pocket IUIs. New doctor also noticed I had mild PCOS AMH levels, something Dr. Sipe never told me. I felt like he was so busy and stubborn, he failed to give me adequate care, and ultimately I paid the price. Thank god I found Dr. Tur-Kaspa at the Institute of Human Reproduction, he is literally the best doctor I have ever met, doesn't miss a beat, caught all the mistakes and figured out what was wrong immediately, he is also super compassionate. Please think twice before going to Dr. Sipe!

Nightmare - Do not go to Sipe

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Your rating: 15 1
I saw Dr Sipe 6 weeks after my first miscarriage almost 5 years ago. I waited a long time to write a review because how he acted was so unprofessional, I was afraid my emotions were clouding my judgement, but read and see for yourself. Also, giving him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he's changed and is a kind person. I did a lot of research to understand what we would be discussing during the session, and told him up front that I would be asking questions. He said he liked it when his patients had done research so that they knew what to expect. After a few questions (which were very normal, logical questions, now that I have a few years of infertility treatments under my belt), he started getting very snippy. I finally said - you said you were ok with questions, but you seem frustrated, can I ask what's wrong? And he said (verbatim) - "I make the decisions about my patient's care and don't take directions from some website." I said - "I'm not asking you to take direction, I'm asking for my information, so that I understand what our options are." It went downhill from there. Long story short, he was unsympathetic and rude. By the end, I walked out sobbing and my husband followed behind me. As my husband walked out he looked at Dr Sipe, who rolled his eyes and mouthed "Good luck." I made the next appointment with Dr Kaplan and it was literally a world of difference. He was kind, sympathetic, no ego. He welcomed questions and listened. I would recommend him highly. By the way, after we had known Dr Kaplan a while, we talked to him about Dr Sipe and I won't repeat what he said but let's just say he wasn't surprised.

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