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F.I.R.S.T.

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Last Update: 10/29/2020

Description

F.I.R.S.T. is a private fertility clinic located in the state of Florida.

This center performs a wide variety of assisted reproduction treatments and also has surrogacy programs available for those who need them. In order to realize these services, F.I.R.S.T. has an andrology and embryology laboratory, directed by Dr. Kimball O. Pomeroy.

If you would like more information about how to get to the clinic, you can visit this link.

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at F.I.R.S.T. 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
Low medication IVF
Sperm freezing

F.I.R.S.T. also offers surrogacy since the country's legislation allows these treatments.

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 all the treatments indicated in the previous section, F.I.R.S.T. has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the success rate of the treatments:

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at F.I.R.S.T. on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

  • Female fertility study.
  • Male fertility study.
  • Ovarian reserve 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 F.I.R.S.T. in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 19 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 7 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

IVF cycles with fresh eggs

Age of patient: under 35 years old
11.1%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases only
Age of patient: between 35 and 37 years old
33.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 cases only
Age of patient: between 38 and 40 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 cases only
Age of patient: between 41 and 42 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 cases only
Age of patient: over 43 years old
No data

IVF cycles with frozen eggs

Age of patient: under 35 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only
Age of patient: between 35 and 37 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 cases only
Age of patient: between 38 and 40 years old
33.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 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 F.I.R.S.T..

More information
Total cycles of fresh embryos: 0 per year
Total cycles of frozen embryos: 7 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
No data
Frozen embryo transfer
28,6%*
* Percentage extracted from 7 cases only

Medical team

Minna R. Selub, MD, FACOG
Minna R. Selub, MD, FACOG
Medical Director
Kimball O. Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD
Kimball O. Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD
Laboratory Director
Nirvika Singh, MS Ciencias Clínicas Reproductivas, MBBS, MS, ELS / ALS
Nirvika Singh, MS Ciencias Clínicas Reproductivas, MBBS, MS, ELS / ALS
Laboratory Supervisor
Debbie Carmichael
Debbie Carmichael
Patient Coordinator

Reviews

Few opinions about F.I.R.S.T. have been found on the Internet. For example, there is a user on FertilityIQ who says that the clinic is small but welcoming, although the coordinator may feel overwhelmed. In addition, there is another user who emphasizes the ease of communicating with clinic staff but says that sometimes they forget some reminders.

If you would like to tell us about your experience at F.I.R.S.T. whether it is positive or negative, we recommend that you do so in our comment section.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

F.I.R.S.T. is located at 2300 N Commerce Pkwy #315, Weston, Florida. Specifically, Weston is a city that belongs to Broward County in the state of Florida.

The closest airport to the clinic is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is approximately a 23 minute drive on I-595 W.

Last Update: 10/29/2020
2 comments / opinions
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    Avatar de Florida90

    Hi!
    Can someone give me the contacts of other fertility centers here? I want to compare a few before making a decision.
    Thx!!

    • Avatar de Romina Packan

      Hi Florida,

      if you want to undergo a fertility treatment and don’t know where to start, I recommend you have a look at our clinic directory. There, you obtain all information necessary about fertility centers in Florida such as treatments offered, success rates, patient’s experience, etc.

      Should you still don’t know which center or treatment is best for you, you can also access our fertility report. This tool is completely free of charge and provides you with an overview of fertility treatments, clinics in your area, a cost estimate, and much more.

      Hope this helps,

      have a great day.