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Center for Reproductive Medicine and Advanced Reproductive Technologies

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Last Update: 07/12/2022

Description

The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Advanced Reproductive Technologies (CRM) is based in the twin cities, with offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Established in July 1987, Dr Colleen L Casey M.D. and her team offer a variety of fertility treatments and fertility preservation. This clinic also has an egg donor program and gestational surrogacy program.

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

Below, you'll find a table with all the fertility treatments offered by the Center for Reproductive Medicine:

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

In addition, this center also provides surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment. The CRM is also LGTBQ friendly.

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.

In assisted reproduction, like any medical treatment, it is necessary for you to trust the professionalism of the doctors and the clinic you choose.

This Tool generates you a personalized report with all information necessary about the treatment you will need. Besides, there is a list of clinics in your area which we have chosen based on our selection criteria with their budget plan included. Last but not least, you will find a series of useful tips for your first clinic visit.

Complementary techniques

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

Diagnostic tests

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

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.

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 CRM in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 639 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 510 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
61.8%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
46.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
33.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 43 years old
17.4%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
76.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
64.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
64.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
57.6%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
41.7%*
* Percentage extracted from 12 cases

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 CRM.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 3 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 83 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 2 cases
Frozen embryo transfer
64.6%

Medical team

Kenneth A. Palattao
Kenneth A. Palattao
Chief Operating Officer
Colleen L. Casey, M.D
Colleen L. Casey, M.D
Reproductive endocrinologist , OB / GYN
President
Mark A. Damario, M.D.
Mark A. Damario, M.D.
Reproductive endocrinologist , OB / GYN
Medical Director
Meg M. Hopeman, M.D
Meg M. Hopeman, M.D
OB / GYN
Joshua D. Kapfhamer, M.D., M.A.
Joshua D. Kapfhamer, M.D., M.A.
Reproductive endocrinologist , OB / GYN
Douglas T. Carrell, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
Douglas T. Carrell, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
Laboratory director

Reviews

The reviews for the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Advanced Reproductive Technologies found on the internet are mostly positive with some negative comments. In the following section, we are going to list some of the comments on Google Reviews:

On the positive side, we can see patients like Megan, Micael and breanna rate their doctors, Dr. Casey, Dr Hopeman and Dr. Kapfhamer very highly, saying they are kind, caring and understanding, both when things go well or not so well.

On the negative side, the patient JJ thinks the clinic is neglectful and made mistakes in the testing and diagnosis leading to her having wasted cycles.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Advanced Reproductive Technologies, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comment section.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As mentioned in previous sections, this clinic operates from two locations which we will describe here.

CRM Minneapolis

The Minneapolis office can be found in the Midtown Medical Building on Chicago Avenue South. It is less than 20 min drive from St. Paul International airport and 1.6 miles from the Metro Blue Line station on Franklin Ave.

If arriving by car it is found near the intersection of interstate 35W and I94-

CRM St. Pauls

The St. Paul office is located in suite #100 of the Stonebridge Office Building, on Sibley Memorial Highway. The nearest train station, Ft Snelling station, is found just under 5 miles away and St. Pauls International airport is approximately 10 mins by car.

If arriving by private car, you can access this clinic by the Sibley Memorial Highway and turning right into Stonebridge Road. There is plenty of off-street parking at this location.

Last Update: 07/12/2022
2 comments / opinions
    1. Howdy!

      My partner and I are looking for a clinic that is friendly towards same sex couples. Does anyone know if this clinic is a good option? Thanks in advance.

      • Hi JuliaandLyla

        According to their website, the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Advanced Reproductive Technologies work with families of all make-ups, including LGBT couples.

        I hope this helps and good luck with your journey to parenthood!