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Assisted Fertility Program

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Last Update: 01/04/2021

Description

Assisted Fertility Program is a fertility clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and was founded in 1985 by Marwan M. Shaykh.

The clinic staff consists of a multidisciplinary team of fertility specialists, embryologists, coordinators, clinical medical assistants, nurses, etc.

Furthermore, Assisted Fertility Program has its own IVF laboratory in order to carry out all fertility treatments in the practice. According to information on the website, this clinic also offers financing programs and discounts for military members.

Apart from this, they also collaborate with the Livestrong fertility discount programs so that cancer patients can get their fertility preservation at a lower cost. However, all of this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

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Treatments and costs

The fertility treatments performed at Assisted Fertility Program are listed in the table below.

Embryo cryopreservation$750
Fertility preservationPrice not available
Frozen Embryo Transfer$2,800
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$6,800
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's SpermPrice not available
IVF with Donor Eggs$14,000
IVF with Donor SpermPrice not available
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis$3,000
Reciprocal IVFPrice not available

This clinic also offers surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

On its website, Assisted Fertility Program details the tests and techniques that are included in the price of the treatments we have indicated above. For example, One out-of-pocket IVF cycle is $6,800. In case ICSI is required during IVF, the costs increase by $800. Donor Egg IVF, on the other hand, is charged $14,000 and a frozen embryo transfer costs $2,800.

However, anesthesia and additional techniques such as ICSI, Assisted Hatching, Embryo Freezing, Embryo Genetic Testing, and Delayed Embryo transfer are not included in any of the fertility treatments and must 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 the treatments indicated, Assisted Fertility Program has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow us to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

  • Ovulation Induction.
  • Assisted Hatching.
  • Intravaginal culture InVoCell.
  • Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT).
  • Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT).

It is advisable to ask in the clinic what the costs are for these techniques before starting the treatment in order to avoid surprises in the budget.

Diagnostic tests

Before determining the appropriate assisted reproduction treatment, the following diagnostic studies can be performed at Assisted Fertility Program according to the information on its website:

  • Female fertility testing.
  • Male fertility testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Tubal ligation reversal.

However, all of this information could not be 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 Assisted Fertility Program in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 51 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 37 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 fresh eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
46.2%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
40.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
25.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases only
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
50.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only
Age of recipient: over 43 years old
No information

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
50.0%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 cases only
Age of recipient: between 68 and 40 years old
40.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 cases only
Age of recipient: over 43 years old
0%*
* 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 Assisted Fertility Program.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 1 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 4 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
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only
Frozen embryo transfer
25.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only

Reviews

Most of the reviews of Assisted Fertility Programs are positive. Below, we show some of the comments made on Google Business.

According to patient Laniece, the clinic accepts numerous insurances and describes the staff as informative and welcoming. Heather and Latrina also made a positive experience.

However, there is also one negative comment from Liz. While she portrays Dr. Shaykh as nice and knowledgeable, her surgery was canceled and she had to go somewhere else.

Medical team

Marwan M. Shaykh, MD
Marwan M. Shaykh, MD
Clinic Director
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Lina Shaykh
Lina Shaykh
Office Administrator
Kim Edwards
Kim Edwards
IVF and Egg Donor Coordinator
Brenda M. Deveaux
Brenda M. Deveaux
Clinical Medical Assistant
Charlie Lu
Charlie Lu
Laboratory Manager
Senior Embryologist & Andrologist
Xotchil Flores
Xotchil Flores
Medical Assistant
IVF Nurse
Christine Crawford
Christine Crawford
Billing Manager
Jeanenne
Jeanenne
Front Office Manager
Elyse
Elyse
IVF Nurse

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The Assisted Fertility Program is located at 3627 University Blvd S # 450, Jacksonville, FL 32216, United States.

The nearest airport to the clinic is Jacksonville International Airport and it takes about 25 minutes via I-95 S to get to Assisted Fertility Program.

Last Update: 01/04/2021
1 comment / opinion
    1. Avatar de Luis

      Seems that their success rates are pretty high. Maybe we should schedule an appointment there.