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Northern California Fertility Medical Center

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Last Update: 07/31/2020

Description

Northern California Fertility Medical Center was founded in 1992 and is located in Sacramento, the capital city of California.

The medical staff of this clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team of reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, nurses, etc. This center has also its own IVF laboratory in order to carry out the treatment directly in the clinic.

According to information published on their website, Northern California Fertility Medical Center has various partnerships with fertility-related associations, among those Advanced Reproductive Care which is why the fertility center is able to provide IVF discount programs to help patients pay their treatments.

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 and costs

The fertility treatments performed at Northern California Fertility Medical Center are listed in the table below.

Embryo cryopreservation$900
Fertility preservationPrice not available
Frozen Embryo Transfer$1,750
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$10,550
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's Sperm$2,500
IVF with Donor Eggs$11,355
Low medication IVFPrice not available
Reciprocal IVFPrice not available
Sperm freezingPrice not available

Northern California Fertility Medical Center also provides surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this technique.

On the Website, the fertility center also indicates the costs and services included in the above-mentioned fertility treatments.

A cycle of artificial insemination, for example, is approximately $2,500 with fertility medication included. A standard IVF cycle with fresh embryo transfer, on the other hand, has a cost of $10,550 for one cycle. An IVF cycle with egg donation has a price of $11,335. All IVF treatments include ultrasounds, estradiol testing, ovum-pick up, embryo transfer, assisted hatching and blastocyst culture, and pregnancy testing. Also, fees for operating room and anesthesia are already calculated in the total costs.

However, it should be kept in mind that costs for ICSI, medication, and additional techniques such as PGS, frozen embryo transfer, or embryo cryopreservation have to be paid extra. In egg donation IVF, the egg donor compensation, medications, additional techniques, and administrative fees are not included either in the costs.

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, Northern California Fertility Medical Center has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments:

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at Northern California Fertility Medical Center on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal.
  • Vasectomy Reversal.
  • Laparoscopy.
  • Hysteroscopy.

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 Northern California Fertility Medical Center in a year.

More information
Total cycles with fresh eggs: 312 per year
Total cycles with frozen eggs: 228 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 the recipient woman: under 35 years old
49.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
41.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
39.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
46.2%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
22.2%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases only

IVF cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
60%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
54.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
55.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
46.2%*
* Percentage extracted from 13 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 7 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 Northern California Fertility Medical Center.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Embryos: 7 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Embryos: 33 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
42.9%*
* Percentage extracted from 7 cases only
Frozen Embryo Transfer
54.5%

Medical team

Dr. Michael J. Murray
Dr. Michael J. Murray
Medical Director
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Laurie P. Lovely
Dr. Laurie P. Lovely
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Manuel A. Doblado
Dr. Manuel A. Doblado
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Sahar M. Stephens
Dr. Sahar M. Stephens
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Carlos E. Soto-Abors
Dr. Carlos E. Soto-Abors
(Retired)
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. John E. Gould
Dr. John E. Gould
Reproductive Endocrinologist
David Cragun, PhD
David Cragun, PhD
Laboratory Director
Embryologist
Sushma Singh, PhD, HCLD
Sushma Singh, PhD, HCLD
Senior Embryologist
Chelsea Brisi
Chelsea Brisi
Andrology
Conrad Metzler
Conrad Metzler
Embryologist
Amy Jacobs
Amy Jacobs
Embryologist
Terry Thornburg, CLS
Terry Thornburg, CLS
Clinical Lab Scientist
Bianca Aquino, CLS
Bianca Aquino, CLS
Clinical Lab Scientist
Celeste Hill, BS
Celeste Hill, BS
Lab Technician

Reviews

The reviews on the internet are very positive about Northern California Medical Center. In the following section, we will show some of the comments made on Google Business.

Liz, for example, describes her experience as absolutely positive. She and her husband felt always well-informed and taken care of. Another patient Laura, on the other hand, was able to get pregnant thanks to the clinic. Marie also was struggling for many years before going to the Northern California Medical Center. She had 3 cycles with letrozole and ovidrel. The doctors ensured constant monitoring of her ovulation. She was finally able to get pregnant at the first intent.

However, there is also criticism. Michele complains lack of communication and organization since the staff forgot to charge her for her surrogate insemination visit. Later, they claimed she didn't sign paperwork for her eggs to be disposed of.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

Northern California Fertility Medical Center is located in 4320 Auburn Blvd, in the capital city of California - Sacramento.

The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport and it takes about 1h 40 minutes via I-80E to get to the clinic.

Last Update: 07/31/2020
2 comments / opinions
    1. Avatar de Wallflower

      I’m interested in becoming an egg donor. Where do I get more information?

      • Avatar de Romina Packan

        Hi Wallflower,

        in order to become an egg donor you have to pass a psychological, genetic, and medical screening. Should you pass those tests, you will be accepted into the program and help a couple getting pregnant.

        In so doing, you’ll get started with ovarian stimulation which will lead to the retrieval of your eggs who will eventually be used for the recipient woman in order to achieve a pregnancy. Read the whole process here: How do I become an egg donor?

        Hope this helps,

        Best regards

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