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Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program

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Last Update: 05/28/2020

Description

The Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program is a Californian-based fertility clinic in Berkeley that was founded by Dr. Richard Chetkowski in 1984.

The center consists of a multidisciplinary team of infertility specialists, nurses, embryologists, etc., and disposes of its own IVF laboratory.

Regarding the financial aspects, patients have the possibility to opt for fertility financing programs. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to this center, click here.

Fertility treatments

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered by Alta Bates IVF:

Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
Frozen Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
Low medication IVF
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

This center also provides for surrogacy and gender selection since the country's legislation allows those treatments.

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

The treatment costs may vary significantly depending on the tests or techniques included or not, such as the seminogram, medication, fertility testing, medical visits, prolonged culture or embryo vitrification.

This Tool helps you to find out the exact costs of the different fertility clinics (what's included and what's not) and provides you with lots of useful tips for your first appointment.

Diagnostic treatments

At Alta Bates IVF, it is also possible to perform the following diagnostic tests on men and women to find out the reason for infertility and establish the most appropriate treatment:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Semen Analysis.
  • Hysterosalpingogram.
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.

However, all this information has not been verified by the inviTRA-specialists.

Success rates

This data has been collected by the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the year 2016. Directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to mistakes.

IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The CDC stipulates both the total number of cycles realized per clinic in general and number of cycles performed by the patient's age group: under 35 years, between 35-37 years, between 38-40 years, between 41-42 years and above 43 years.

This is the total number of performed cycles by Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 9 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 18 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
55.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
No data available
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

In regards to egg donation cycles, these are the ranges of annual cycles carried out by Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Embryos: 0 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Embryos: 17 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Fresh Embryo Transfer
No data available
Frozen Embryo Transfer
66.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 15 cases only

Medical team

Dr. Richard Chetkowski
Dr. Richard Chetkowski
Founder
Infertility Specialist
Vivian Marquez
Vivian Marquez
Nurse
Barbara McSorley
Barbara McSorley
Office Manager
Maria Castillo
Maria Castillo
Financial Coordinator
Marissa Viale, B:s:
Marissa Viale, B:s:
Laboratory Medical Technologist

Reviews

The comments found on the internet about the Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program are mostly positive. In this section, we will show some of the reviews on FertilityIQ.

The fertility care is described as highly personalized and the staff as warm and caring.

One of the patients was extremely content with Dr. Herndon whom she pictures as compassionate, sincere, and humble. Dr. Herndon also explained the advantages and disadvantages of single embryo transfer vs. multiple embryo transfer.

Another user appreciates the fact that she never had to wait long for her monitoring appointment. She went directly to IVF/ICSI due to male factor and the first transfer appeared to not have ended in a positive result. They were already preparing their second embryo transfer when the patient found out she had spontaneously conceived.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

Alta Bates IVF is located in 2999 Regent Street 1010a, Berkeley, CA 94705.

The nearest airport is the San Francisco International Airport and a 30-minutes drive to the clinic via US-101 N and 1-80 E.

In order to get to the clinic, start on US-101 N from the Airport Access Road, then follow US-101 N and I-80 E to CA-13/S in Berkeley. Take exit 10 from I-580 W/I-80E. Finally, follow CA-13 S/Ashby Avenue N to Regent Street.

Alternatively, it is also possible to get to the clinic by public transportation. However, this would take much longer and various changes would have to be made.

Last Update: 05/28/2020
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