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Fertility Centers of Illinois – River North IVF

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Last Update: 12/24/2021

Description

Fertility Centers of Illinois - River North IVF is a fertility clinic directed by Infertility Specialist Dr. Christopher Sipe, MD. It´s situated in Chicago, Illinois. They are specialized in LGBTQ+ care and Surrogacy, as well as many diagnostic and surgical procedures and Fertility preservation.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of several specialists like endocrinology, andrology, gynecology, and obstetrics. They are within the Fertility Centers of Illinois and share resources as well as Doctors' opinions.

As stated on their website, River- North IVF also provides fertility financing programs and is contracted with many health insurance providers. 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 River- North IVF:

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
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

Furthermore, this center also provides surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to the treatments indicated, River-North IVF 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.
  • Dilation and Curretage

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.

Diagnostic tests

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, River-North IVF 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:

  • Transvaginal Ultrasound.
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG).
  • Histeroscopy
  • Bloodwork
  • Saline infusion Sonohysterogram (SIS).
  • 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 River- North IVF in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 1561 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 1009 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
57.8%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
47.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
48.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
24.1%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
9.8%

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
55.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
50.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
41.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
50.7%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
29.7%

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 River- North IVF.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 2 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 110 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

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

Frozen Embryo Transfer
50.5%

Medical team

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers
Dr. Allison K. Rodgers
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Christopher S. Sipe
Dr. Christopher S. Sipe
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Edward L. Marut
Dr. Edward L. Marut
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Jane M. Nani
Dr. Jane M. Nani
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. John J. Rapisarda
Dr. John J. Rapisarda
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Meike L. Uhler
Dr. Meike L. Uhler
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Asima K. Ahmad
Dr. Asima K. Ahmad
Endocrinologist and Obstetrician Gynecologist
Dr. Juan P. Alcarez
Dr. Juan P. Alcarez
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Channing Burks Chatmon
Dr. Channing Burks Chatmon
Reproductive endocrinologist
Dr. Jennifer E- Hirshfeld-Cyton
Dr. Jennifer E- Hirshfeld-Cyton
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Elie L. Hobeika
Dr. Elie L. Hobeika
Obstetircs and Gynecology
Dr. Brian R. Kaplan
Dr. Brian R. Kaplan
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reviews

The reviews about the River North IVF 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 negative side some patients, like Kristen stated that they had a problem with booking their appointment and couldn´t get ahold of them to reschedule. Amanda also states that she had to wait more than an hour in the waiting room and the organization of the clinic was deficient.

On the positive side, Mackenzie highlights the professional and compassionate attention from the staff. Another patient explains her experience highlighting Dr. Hirshfield´s attention, she says the dr and up to date and knowledgeable.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with River-North IVF, 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, Fertility Centers of Illinois- River North IVF is based in Chicago, Illinois. The clinic is 20 minutes away from the nearest airport, O´Hare International Airport. It is close to a self-park parking structure and also accessible by public transportation (brown line L)

Last Update: 12/24/2021