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San Diego Fertility Center

San Diego Fertility Center

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Last Update: 03/04/2020


The San Diego Fertility Center was found in 1989 by Wiliam P. Hummel and is located in Southern California and has several branches at the East and West coast.

The fertility center claims to be the leading reproductive center both in Southern California and New York City. San Diego Fertility Center also host international patients for IVF and other fertility treatments.

For this purpose, they offer a wide range of innovative fertility techniques for optimizing pregnancy rates. The high-qualified fertility experts and staff members ensure that each patient is given the appropriate treatment based on a profound infertility diagnosis in both women and men.

Available treatments

Embryo Adoption
Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Reciprocal IVF

Complementary Techniques

The clinic offers also a variety of innovative complementary techniques and fertility treatments, such as:

  • Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
  • INVOcell (fertilizing and incubating of an embryo inside of a vagina by means of intravaginal culture device)
  • Gender selection
  • Chromosomal screening (CCS)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
  • Egg Donation
  • Surrogacy

Available services

Financing Options Financing Options
In-house Operating Room In-house Operating Room
Egg & Sperm Donation Egg & Sperm Donation
In-house Laboratory In-house Laboratory

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

International Patients

San Diego Fertility Center also provides fertility care for international parents throughout the globe. For this purpose, they offer patient assistance in Spanish, French and Chinese.

The San Diego Fertility Center is the ideal destination for intendend parents who are unable to carry out fertility treatments such as egg donation or surrogacy for legal reasons in their country of origin.

Being situated in one of the most popular world destination, foreign patients may combine their fertility treatment with a trip through the local area attractions such the famous Old Town San Diego State Historic Park or the Torrey Pines, the Southern Californian natural reserve.

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.

Medical team

Wiliam P. Hummel
Wiliam P. Hummel
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Founder of San Diego Fertility Center
Dr. L. Michael Kettel
Dr. L. Michael Kettel
Fertility Specialist and Founder of SDFC egg donor program
Dr. Susanna J. Park
Dr. Susanna J. Park
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Sandy S. Chuan
Dr. Sandy S. Chuan
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Brooke Friedman
Dr. Brooke Friedman
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Said Daneshmand
Dr. Said Daneshmand
Fertility Specialist


As can be seen on Google Business, fertility patients are generally extremely satisfied with their patient care received at San Diego Fertility Center.

Moreover, users on platforms like yelp.com also express their gratitude towards the fertility clinic. What they like most is the seamless support and control during the IVF process by numerous fertility professionals. Patients feel confident and trust the staff member who distinguish themselves through their empathy and compassion.

Besides the treatments itself, patients also value the short wait times and easy parking facilities at the clinic.

While the majority of the reviews are extremely favorable, there are also some negative comments on the the fertility procedures itself on yelp.com

User Flash for example started here when trying to get pregnant and had to switch doctors as hers went on maternity leave. One day the patient went in for fresh transfer when her doctor suggested she hold off because of high numbers. However, having had high numbers before, nobody told her canceling was possible. Subsequently, she had failed 3 embryo transfers. She was suggested a surrogate. As she had gotten pregnant twice before, the patient knew she definitely doesn't need a surrogate.

So she went to Dr Morales for a second opinion and that's when things started to be in her favor. The doctor went through her history and depicted all the areas that went wrong with her cycle.

As a consequence, Flash Z. started a new IVF cycle with Dr Morales and was finally able to get pregnant the first time.

The complete reviews can be read here: Opinions about San Diego Fertility Center at yelp.com.


San Diego Fertility Center Del Mar is only 25 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, and therefore, has an easy location for international patients. In addition, this clinic is accessible from San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties.

The Mission Valley location is a 15 minute drive from the San Diego International Airport, and is easily accessible from all over Southern California, as is the Temecula Valley location.

Last Update: 03/04/2020