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Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine

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Last Update: 04/05/2022

Description

Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine is a fertility clinic located in Houston, Texas. This center is located on the first floor of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of several specialists like OB/GYNs, reproductive endocrinologists, nurses, physician assistants, laboratory technicians, embryologists, and the billing department.

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 fertility treatments offered by Cooper Institute for Advanced 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
Prolonged embryo cultivation
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

Furthermore, this center also provides surrogacy and gender selection since the country's legislation allows these treatments.

Complementary techniques

In addition to the treatments indicated, Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

  • Preimplantation Genetic Screening.
  • Blastocyst Transfer.
  • Embryo Biopsy.
  • Assisted Hatching.

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read 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.

Diagnostic tests

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments as well as to establish the most appropriate treatment:

  • 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 Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 43 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 25 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
31.2%*
* Percentage extracted from 16 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
40%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
44.4%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
33.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
25%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case

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 Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 1 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 14 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
0%
Frozen embryo transfer
36.3%

Medical team

C. James Chuong
C. James Chuong
Medical Director
Reproductive Endocrinology
Botros Rizk
Botros Rizk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Heera Remasankar
Heera Remasankar
IVF Clinical Coordinator
Ultrasonographer
Dessire Sanchez
Dessire Sanchez
Nurse
Annie Van
Annie Van
Nurse
Limei Che
Limei Che
Technical supervisor
Sherolyn Simmons
Sherolyn Simmons
Anesthesia
Michalle Roberts
Michalle Roberts
Anesthesia
Kristreia Robinson
Kristreia Robinson
Anesthesia
Ralph Hunter
Ralph Hunter
Anesthesia
Nisha Eckhoff
Nisha Eckhoff
Anesthesia
Kristin Anderson
Kristin Anderson
Psychologist
Jonathan Morris
Jonathan Morris
Psychologist
Mao-Sen Yieh
Mao-Sen Yieh
Attorney
David Cole
David Cole
Attorney
Christine Chen
Christine Chen
Business Manager
Kei Spurgers
Kei Spurgers
Front Office Coordinator

Reviews

The reviews about Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine found on the internet are both positive and negative. 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 Grace that went to the clinic to try and conceive with PCOS, after two months of hormonal adjustment she was able to get pregnant naturally. She thanks Dr. Choung specifically. Antónia also shares her experience with Dr. Chuong, she thanks the professionalism and time he takes to explain everything.

On the negative side, we can see patients like Trop who share her difficult time contacting the clinic, the front office doesn´t answer the phone. Aprille also shares her experience with the front desk, she had some tests done and hadn't received a call. Making her go to another clinic.

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

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As stated above, Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine is located in Houston, Texas. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. the complex is accessible off of Route 69 down Beechnut St.

Parking is limited but there are several parking garages where you can leave the car for an hourly fee.

Last Update: 04/05/2022
2 comments / opinions
    1. Hi, I read on the website that they do gender selection. How do you do that? Is it guaranteed to be the chosen sex?

      • Hello Alicewon,

        Sex selection is a process performed on embryos formed in the laboratory and analyzed. The tests performed to check the quality of the embryos can genetically determine whether they are male (XY chromosome) or female (XX Chromosome).

        The embryos of the chosen sex will be the ones implanted looking for the implantation and achievement of a pregnancy.

        It is not possible to guarantee 100% that a baby of the chosen sex will be obtained, but it is very likely. Several eggs are obtained from the follicular puncture that become embryos, of which the most normal is that there are both male and female embryos. Therefore, there will be as many pregnancy attempts as embryos obtained.

        I hope I have helped you,

        Best regards