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Boston IVF – The Waltham Fertility Center

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Last Update: 05/04/2020

Description

The Waltham Fertility Center in Massachusetts is one of the fertility center branches that belongs to Boston IVF.

The multidisciplinary team consits of fertility specialists, a physician assistant and a nurse practicioner. Besides, the Waltham Fertility Center has its own IVF laboratory.

Apart from traditional fertility medicine, they also offer holistic approaches by means of acupuncture. Furthermore, The Domar Center for mind / body health has its location at Waltham.

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

Available services

Psychological Support Psychological Support
In-house Laboratory In-house Laboratory

Available treatments

The following fertility treatments are available at the center:

In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm

Complementary techniques

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

  • Gender selection
  • Ovulation induction
  • Genetic Testing such as PGT-A and PGT-M
  • Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
  • Saline Infused Sonogram
  • Acupuncture
  • Cycle Monitoring

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 the fertility center, 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:

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 Boston IVF - The Waltham Fertility Center in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 1364 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 1239 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 the recipient woman: under 35 years old
46.8%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
28.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
27.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
20%

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
52.6%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
51%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
56.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
45.8%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
34.3%

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 Boston IVF - The Waltham Fertility Center.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Embryos: 1 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Embryos: 161 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
50.7%

Medical team

Alan Penzias, MD
Alan Penzias, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Angela Leung, MD
Angela Leung, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Carla Digirolamo, MD, PHD
Carla Digirolamo, MD, PHD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Kim Thornton, MD
Kim Thornton, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Michael Alper, MD
Michael Alper, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Rita, Sneeringer, MD
Rita, Sneeringer, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Carol Lesser, NP
Carol Lesser, NP
Nurse Practicioner
Ariel Mullen, PA
Ariel Mullen, PA
Physician Assistant

Reviews

The reviews about The Waltham Fertility Center on Google Business are mostly very positive.

Christopher, for example, emphasizes the clinic facility. He likes the clean and modern look and helps feeling comfortable. He describes the staff as friendly and helps overcome his awkwardness. Another user, Entwined, thanks the staff for making a uncomfortable process into a pleasant one. The professionals made sure that the patient understood every detail and also impress with their empathy. The anesthesiologist for example talked with the patient and the nurse held her hand until she felt aslepp. Kimberlee is also content with her experience. She agrees to the staff's description above and was finally able to become a mother of a girl.

However, there is also criticism from Paul. He describes the doctors and the process at the center as wonderful. However, he is dissatisfied with the billing department. In his opinion, they are rude and intend to charge twice for the same visit because of ther two schedule systems.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The Waltham Fertility Center is located at 130 Second Avenue in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The nearest airport is Logan International Airport and a 30 minutes drive to the clinic by I-90 W.

There is also the possiblity for public transportation from the airport by train lines SL1, 55 and 88. However, various changes have to be made and it will take about 1h30 minutes to get to the center.

Last Update: 05/04/2020
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