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Center for Advanced Reproductive Services

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Last Update: 11/25/2020

Description

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services is a fertility center in the State of Connecticut that has locations in Farmington, Hartford, Branford and New London. However, only the Farmington clinic has its own IVF laboratory.

The medical director of this center is Dr. Nulson who works together with a multidisciplinary team consisting of fertility physicians, embryologists, nurses etc.

Among their treatment options are standard IVF and insemination procedures, egg donation programs, and surrogacy, but also alternative fertility care such as acupuncture and fertility massage.

As stated on their website, this center also offers fertility financing options by medical loans, discount programs for medication, and financial grants. For this purpose, they are affiliated to the non-profit organization Nest Egg Foundation.

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.

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services are listed in the table below.

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

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.

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services also offers surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the success rate of the treatments:

  • Assisted hatching.
  • Single embryo transfer.
  • Superovulation therapy to increase the number of eggs.

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

  • Female fertility testing.
  • Male fertility testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Hysterosalpingogram.
  • Hysteroscopy & laparoscopy.
  • 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 Center for Advanced Reproductive Services in a year.

    More information
    IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 836 per year
    IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 415 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
    60.8%
    Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
    56.3%
    Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
    42.7%
    Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
    33.3%
    Age of recipient: over 43 years old
    14.3%

    Cycles with frozen eggs

    Age of recipient: under 35 years old
    68.2%
    Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
    66.0%
    Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
    72.7%
    Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
    63.0%
    Age of recipient: over 43 years old
    25%*
    * Percentage extracted from 8 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 Center for Advanced Reproductive Services.

    More information
    Total cycles with fresh embryos: 18 per year
    Total cycles with frozen embryos: 22 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
    50%*
    * Percentage extracted from 16 cases only
    Frozen embryo transfer
    42.9%

    Medical team

    Dr. John C. Nulsen, M.D.
    Dr. John C. Nulsen, M.D.
    Director
    Physician
    Claudio Benadiva, M.D., H.C.L.D
    Claudio Benadiva, M.D., H.C.L.D
    Director IVF laboratory
    Dr. David Schmidt, M.D.
    Dr. David Schmidt, M.D.
    Physician
    Dr. Lawrence Engmann, M.D., M.R.C.O.G
    Dr. Lawrence Engmann, M.D., M.R.C.O.G
    Physician
    Dr. Andrea J. DiLuigi, M.D.
    Dr. Andrea J. DiLuigi, M.D.
    Physician
    Dr. Daniel Grow, M.D., M.H.C.M
    Dr. Daniel Grow, M.D., M.H.C.M
    Physician
    Dr. Anthony Luciano, M.D.
    Dr. Anthony Luciano, M.D.
    Professor of OB/GYN
    Physician
    Kim Crone, Ph.D.
    Kim Crone, Ph.D.
    Psychologist
    Donald B. Maier, M.D.
    Donald B. Maier, M.D.
    Physician
    Marie Heslin, MS, APRN
    Marie Heslin, MS, APRN
    Nurse Practicioner
    Deb Hintz, APRN
    Deb Hintz, APRN
    Nurse Practicioner
    Glorimar Diaz, APRN
    Glorimar Diaz, APRN
    Nurse Practicioner

    Reviews

    The reviews about the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services found on the internet are in general very positive. Below, we show some of the comments from Google Business Reviews about the Farmington location.

    Christine and Aaron coincide that the team is professional, kind, and attentive. They always take their time to answer all questions. Both felt very comfortable at the clinic. According to Lisa, they made their IVF cycle less stressful and she would come back for a second child.

    However, there is also one negative feedback from Natalie. She didn't feel comfortable at the clinic and had the feeling of being a burden.

    Location: how to get to the clinic?

    As stated above, the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services has four different locations throughout Connecticut. However, only the clinic in Farmington has its own IVF laboratory.

    Below, we will detail on how to get to each of the offices.

    Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Farmington

    This center is situated at 2 Batterson Park Road, Farmington.

    The closest airport to this facility is the Hartford-Brainard Airport and it takes approximately 20 minutes via I-84 to the clinic.

    Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Hartford

    The direction of the Hartford office is 50 Columbus BlVD in Hartford, Connecticut.

    It takes about 5 minutes by car from the Hartford-Brainard Regional Airport to this location.

    Alternatively, there is a bus connection to the clinic by bus line 59 with a stop at Charter Oak Ave. However, this would take about 30 minutes.

    Center for Advanced Reproductive Services New London

    The New London office is located in 4 Shaws Cove Suite 201 in New London.

    The nearest airport is Groton New London Airport and is 15 minutes from the clinic via I-95 S.

    Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Branford

    The direction of the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Branford is 6 Business Park Drive, Suite 304 in Branford, Connecticut.

    From Groton New London Airport, it takes approximately 50 minutes via I-95 S to get to the center.

Last Update: 11/25/2020