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North Shore Fertility

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Last Update: 02/14/2022

Description

North Shore Fertility is a fertility clinic located in Skokie, Illinois. This clinic stands out because of its size of it, it is a familiar clinic where you will find not only basic fertility treatments, but also the latest assisted reproductive technologies, among which we can find IVF, ICSI, and egg donation.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of several specialists like an OB/GYN, nurses, and laboratory technicians.

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 North Shore Fertility:

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, North Shore Fertility 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.
  • INVOCell.

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, North Shore Fertility 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 North Shore Fertility in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 98 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 64 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 extracted from 9 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
6.2%*
* Percantage extracted from 16 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
12.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
10%*
* Percentage extracted from 10 cases

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
37.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
63.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 11 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
38.4%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
25%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases

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 North Shore Fertility.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 3 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 2 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
33.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 cases
Frozen Embryo Transfer
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases

Medical team

Anne Borkowski
Anne Borkowski
OB/GYN

Reviews

The reviews about the North Shore Fertility found on the internet are generally very positive. In the following section, we are going to list some of the comments on Google Reviews:

On the positive side, we can see several patients that are thankful for the general experience in the clinic thanks to the overall attitude of the staff. Some patients also thank Dr. Borkowski specifically stating he is a compassionate well knowledgeable professional.

It is a small clinic and patients highlight that made them feel understood and cared for, not as a number as it may happen in other clinics.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with North Shore Fertility, 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, North Shore Fertility is located in Skokie, Illinois. Right off of Skokie Blvd, close to Evanston Golf Club and Devonshire Park. There are no parking garages close by so parking is limited.

Last Update: 02/14/2022
2 comments / opinions
    1. Hello, I am going to start trying to conceive in a couple of months, I have low ovarian reserve, and doctors have always told me that I would need assistance to get pregnant. Is this a good clinic to go to?

      • Hello Trish,

        If you are ready to have children and you know you need to go to a fertility clinic I recommend you look for a couple of clinics that are in your area and are going to offer you the treatments that you need.

        After selecting a couple we encourage you to visit 2 – 3 clinics in order to determine how they work and what you feel going to them. In order to do so, you can use our free tool that matches your characteristics and needs giving you the information of the clinics and the prices they offer: Fertility Report.

        I hope you find this useful,

        All the best.