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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies

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Last Update: 05/15/2020

Description

Arizona Center for Fertility Studies is a fertility center with locations in Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona.

The center consists of a multidisciplinary staff of fertility specialists, embryologists, IVF program coordinators, medical and surgical assistants, and incorporates its own IVF laboratory in which patients can carry out all fertility treatments without the need to travel.

Furthermore, ACFS Fertility provides financial consultation regarding its various fertility financing programs and insurance options.

However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to the clinic, click here.

Treatments and costs

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered by Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.

Embryo cryopreservationPrice not available
Fertility preservation$4,500
Frozen Embryo Transfer$3,500
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$6,500
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's Sperm$800
Preimplantation Genetic DiagnosisPrice not available
Reciprocal IVFPrice not available
Sperm freezingPrice not available

Arizona Center for Fertility Studies also provides the possibility of surrogacy and sex selection since the legislation allows those treatments.

On its website, ACFS Fertility details the tests and techniques that are included in the price of the treatments we have indicated above.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), for example, is priced at $800 and includes cycle monitoring and pregnancy ultrasounds, blood tests, sperm preparation, and the IUI procedure itself. A standard IVF cycle with fresh embryo transfer is charged with $6,500 and includes injection teaching, cycle monitoring, and pregnancy ultrasounds, egg retrieval, blastocyst culture, and embryo transfer.

On the other hand, fertility preservation using egg freezing has a cost of $4,500. This price includes an IVF coordination visit with injection teaching, cycle monitoring ultrasounds, blood tests, egg retrieval, and freezing and their storage for up to one year.

The Arizona Center for Fertility Studies also incorporates Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) in their services which is charged with $3,500. This price includes cycle monitoring and pregnancy ultrasounds, IVF laboratory services, and the subsequent embryo transfer with EmbryoGlue. However, in all those treatments indicated, the costs for anesthesia, outside laboratory testing and fertility medications are not included and have to be paid extra.

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.

Complementary techniques

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, Arizona Center for Fertility Studies has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments:

Diagnostic treatments

At Arizona Center for Fertility Studies, 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.
  • Sonohysterogram.
  • Tubal ligation reversal.
  • Gynecological surgeries such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy or myomectomy.

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 ACFS in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 0 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 45 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
53.8%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
61.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
66.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 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 ACFS.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Embryos: 4 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Embryos: 13 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
75%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Frozen Embryo Transfer
92.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only

Medical team

Shane Lipskind, MD
Shane Lipskind, MD
Medical Director
Fertility Specialist
Nicole Kummer, MD
Nicole Kummer, MD
West Valley Director
Fertility Specialist
Jay S. Nemiro, MD
Jay S. Nemiro, MD
Founding Physician
Andrew Barker, MS
Andrew Barker, MS
ART Laboratory Supervisor
Kyler Swanson
Kyler Swanson
Embryologist
Jennifer Singleton, RN, BSN
Jennifer Singleton, RN, BSN
IVF-Program Coordintaor
Melinda Darland
Melinda Darland
Patient Coordinator
Medical Assistant
Leslie Setlak-Anastos
Leslie Setlak-Anastos
Patient Coordinator
Elizabeth Skaggs
Elizabeth Skaggs
Financial Resource Coordinator
Anais Fisher
Anais Fisher
Patient Coordinator
Medical Assistant
Ed Kircher
Ed Kircher
Surgical Assistant
Robert W. McGaughey, PhD
Robert W. McGaughey, PhD
Founding Laboratory Director (Retired)

Reviews

The reviews on Google Business about Arizona Center for Fertility Studies are in general very positive.

Ashley, for example, describes Dr. Lipskind as the kindest and caring person who always takes the time to answer all of his patient's questions. The patient also likes the nurses and staff of the clinic. Dominique agrees with the statement of Ashley. The doctor tranquilized her and helped investigate her fertility problem. The patient also describes the clinic atmosphere as soft and warm and would recommend this practice to anyone.

Also, Vivian made very positive experiences with the Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. Her doctor was willing to give her a tubal reversal instead of forcing her to a more expensive IVF. After the reversal, she was already successful at the first IUI cycle. Crissy made a similar experience. While it took her 5 failed IUI cycles at a different facility, she was finally able to conceive at the first attempt thanks to Dr. Lipskind.

However, there is also one negative comment from Sarah. She was a surrogate at the center and she experienced several miscommunications between the doctors and the support teams. As a result, she was overdosed on two medications and therefore, the embryo transfer wasn't successful. The team does not want to hand over her records to her, either.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The Arizona Center for Fertility Studies is located in 8997 East Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.

The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and only a 20-minutes drive from the clinic via AZ-101.

Alternatively, there are bus routes from the airport to the center. However, with approximately 1h 40 minutes, this route would take much longer and several changes would have to be made.

Last Update: 05/15/2020
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