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Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

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Last Update: 01/04/2022

Description

Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine is a fertility clinic directed by Infertility Specialist Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone,MD. It´s situated in Chicago, Illinois. They are specialized in routine infertility care as well as high-risk and complex cases, like women who have not succeeded in previous IVF rounds.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of several specialists like endocrinology, andrology, gynecology, highly trained nurses, sonographers, embryologists, and obstetrics among others. They also have an IVF and Andrology lab.

As stated on their website, Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine 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 Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine:

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
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, Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine have a multitude of complementary techniques that allow to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

  • Tubal- ligation reversal
  • Uterino fibrioids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine polyps
  • Ectopic pregnancy

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, Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine 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:

  • Ovarian Reserve tests
  • Hysteroscopy.
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG).
  • Genetic Carrier Screening.
  • 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 Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 594 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 329 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
49.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
40.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
32.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
17.2%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
13.0%

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
66.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
54.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
58.0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
30.7%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
72.7%

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 Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.

More information
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 34 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
54.5%

Medical team

Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone
Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone
Medical Director
Gynecologist
Joan Riley, PhD, HCLD
Joan Riley, PhD, HCLD
Lab Director
Embryologist
Katie Abihinder, MS, CGC
Katie Abihinder, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Embryologist
Megan Hinton, MS, CGC
Megan Hinton, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Embryologist
Tammy Chavarria, MSN, NP, CNS
Tammy Chavarria, MSN, NP, CNS
Nurse Practitioner
Eleanor Condie, APN, WHNP - BC
Eleanor Condie, APN, WHNP - BC
Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Pessis, FNP, MSN
Melissa Pessis, FNP, MSN
Nurse Practitioner

Reviews

The reviews about Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine found on the internet are generally very positive. In the following section, we are going to list some of the comments on Google Reviews.

Angelica states that after many years of infertility and several miscarriages she was able to get pregnant in this clinic, she is thankful for the staff. Robyn also highlights the good experience she had at the clinic specifically Dr. Jain who treated her and her family.

However, there are also several negative comments stating that the clinic is unorganized and had problems with scheduling. Erin shares that they had a negative experience and a couple of errors that affected their ability to continue with the reproductive treatment.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, 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, Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine are based in Chicago, Illinois. The clinic is 26 minutes away from the nearest airport, O´Hare International Airport. The clinic is next to the beach, it has many parking spaces and is also accessible by public transport.

Last Update: 01/04/2022