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Fertility Specialists Medical Group

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Last Update: 01/19/2022

Description

Fertility Specialists Medical Group is a fertility clinic in California, they have two clinics, their main office in San Diego, and a secondary location in Carlsbad.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of three board-certified gynecologists, nurses, andrologists, third-party reproductive assistance counselors, and financial advisers.

Furthermore, the main office has its own IVF laboratory and helps patients finance their treatments by accepting many insurance plans. Although our InviTRA specialists were not able to confirm this information.

For more information about how to get to the clinic, visit this link

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at the Fertility Specialists Medical Group 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
IVF with Donor Sperm
Low medication IVF
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

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

The clinic offers reproductive solutions for heterosexual couples, female couples, male couples, transgender people, and single parents.

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, Fertility Specialists Medical Group has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

It is advisable to ask 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 Fertility Specialists Medical Group according to the information on their website:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Semen Analysis.
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Saline infusion sonohysterography (SHG)

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 FSMG in a year.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 88 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 192 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
33.3%*
* Percentage obtained from 9 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
62.5%*
* Percentage obtained from 8 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
20%*
* Percentage obtained from 5 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
56.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
41.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
33.3%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
57.1%*
* Percentage obtained from 7 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
66.6%*
* Percentage obtained 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 FSMG.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 11 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 48 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
45.4%*
* Percentage obtained from 11 cases only
Frozen embryo transfer
54.2%

Reviews

Most of the reviews found on the internet about Fertility Specialists Medical Group are positive, but we can also see some negative comments. Below, we are going to show some of the comments made on Google Review.

On the positive side, Jenn expressed how she felt encouraged and helped during her process, she had a difficult situation, and the staff was able to figure out how to manage it, she is happily pregnant with her daughter and is very thankful to the clinic. Lawrence, another patient states she felt the staff was informed and was knowledgeable, up to date with the latest techniques which helped her conceive.

However on the negative side, Rosa, for example, states that she didn´t feel a positive and welcoming ambiance, she didn´t feel like the Dr. explained the whole extent of her results and this led to miscommunication leading to other problems.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with Fertility Specialists Medical Group, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comments section.

Medical team

Arlene J. Morales
Arlene J. Morales
Clinic Director
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Wendy B. Shelly
Wendy B. Shelly
Clinic Director
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Joe Conaghan
Joe Conaghan
Laboratory Director
Embryologist
Kathryn Pache
Kathryn Pache
Embryologist and Andrologist

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The address to the clinic of Fertility Specialists Medical Group is 8010 Frost Street, Suite P, San Diego, CA 92123. It´s located close to the Rady Children Hospital, easily accessible from route 805. The secondary office site is located in 6125 Paseo del Norte, Suite 120 Carlsbad, CA 92011, just off of route 5, close to Poinsettia Park and Legoland California.

Last Update: 01/19/2022