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Columbia Fertility Associates

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Last Update: 12/14/2020

Description

The Columbia Fertility Associates is a fertility clinic on the east coast with locations in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Clinical Director Safa Rifka works with a multidisciplinary team of fertility specialists, and, among the clinic installations, they also have their own IVF laboratory in order to carry out all fertility treatments in the clinic.

Apart from this, Columbia Fertility Associates provides fertility financing programs by granting loans and special discounts for military members. The staff also helps out-of-town patients with finding accommodations and offer medical assistance in various foreign languages.

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

If you need information on how to get to the clinic, either by public or private transportation, you can access this link.

What treatments do they perform?

The fertility treatments performed at the Columbia Fertility Associates are listed in the table below.

Embryo Adoption
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

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

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, Columbia Fertility Associates has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow us to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

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 the Columbia Fertility Associates according to the information on its website:

  • Male fertility testing.
  • Female fertility testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Gynecological exams.
  • Genetic testing.
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss treatment.
  • PCOS & endometriosis treatment.
  • Sonogram & ultrasound testing.

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 Columbia Fertility Associates in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 425 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 152 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
44.8%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
30.8%
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
19.2%
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
13.5%
Age of recipient
16.2%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
48.6%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
30.0%
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
57.1%
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
25.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 12 cases only
Age of recipient
45.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 11 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 Columbia Fertility Associates.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 4 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 42 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
25.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Frozen embryo transfer
36.8%

Reviews

The majority of the reviews about Columbia Fertility Associates found on the internet are excellent. Below, we show an excerpt from the Google Business reviews.

Alison, for example, tells about her first consultation. Dr. Sacks explained everything in a comprehensive manner. She also liked his personal approach and compassion towards each patient. Also, Danielle switched from a different fertility center to Columbia Fertility Associates and is happy about her decision.

Patient Floyd coincides with the statements above and describes Dr. Sacks as professional and thorough. She also liked that the doctor consults every new patient form prior to the first consultation.

These comments refer to the location in Washington, DC.

Medical team

Safa Rifka, MD
Safa Rifka, MD
Clinical Director
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Rafat A. Abbasi
Dr. Rafat A. Abbasi
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Maurice J. Butler
Dr. Maurice J. Butler
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Preston C. Sacks
Dr. Preston C. Sacks
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Abbaa Sarhan
Dr. Abbaa Sarhan
Fertility Specialist

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As stated above, Columbia Fertility Associates is distributed on the east coast and has locations in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Below, we will comment on how to get to each of the centers.

Columbia Fertility Associates Washington DC

This location is located on 2240 M Street Northwest Suite 401 in Washington, DC 20037.

The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and it takes 10 minutes to get to the clinic taking George Washington Memorial Pkwy.

Columbia Fertility Associates Bethesda

The Bethesda clinic is located at 10215 Fernwood Road Suite 301A Bethesda, MD 20817.

From the Maryland Airport, it takes approximately 53 minutes via MD-210 N and I-495 S to get to the clinic.

Columbia Fertility Associates Arlington

Columbia Fertility Associates Arlington can be found at 1005 North Glebe Road Suite 470, Arlington, VA 22201.

The Ronald Reagon Washington National Airport is a 15-minutes drive via Geroge Washington Memorial Pkwy to the fertility clinic.

Last Update: 12/14/2020