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Santa Barbara Fertility Center

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Last Update: 08/26/2020

Description

Santa Barbara Fertility Center (SBFC) is a private fertility clinic in Santa Barbara County. The center opened its doors in 2008 under the direction of Rene Allen.

SBFC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including laboratory personnel, fertility specialists, patient care staff, etc.

In addition, according to information on its website, Santa Barbara Fertility Center offers treatment financing options to help its patients. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

Find out how to get to the clinic by clicking here.

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at Santa Barbara Fertility Center are listed in the table below.

Fertility preservation
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
Sperm freezing

Santa Barbara Fertility Center also provides surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this technique.

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 Santa Barbara Fertility Center on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal.
  • Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy.
  • Vaginal Ultrasound.

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 SBFC in a year.

More information
Total cycles with fresh eggs: 129 per year
Total cycles with frozen eggs: 5 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
42.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
38.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
46.7%*
* Percentage extracted from 15 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
60%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
16.7%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
No data available
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 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 SBFC.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 0 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 6 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
No data available
Frozen embryo transfer
60%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases only

Medical team

Dr. Rene B. Allen, MD, FACOG
Dr. Rene B. Allen, MD, FACOG
Medical Director
Fertility Specialist
Iesha Tannis
Iesha Tannis
Medical Assistant
Mary M. Frances, BA, TS / ELD (ABB)
Mary M. Frances, BA, TS / ELD (ABB)
Lab Technician
Kathleen Rodríguez
Kathleen Rodríguez
Clinical Lab Scientist
Nicole Marshall
Nicole Marshall
Patient Care Coordinator
Stacie Huston
Stacie Huston
Medical Assistant
Araceli Williams
Araceli Williams
Front Desk Coordinator
Cynthia Perez
Cynthia Perez
Front Office Coordinator
Melinda Miller
Melinda Miller
Office Manager
Financial Coordinator
Robin Howe
Robin Howe
Director of Finance

Reviews

The opinions found on the Internet are scarce, but all are positive. Below you will find the Google Business Reviews.

For example, user Meeta emphasizes the care received at the clinic and comments that one can ask Dr. Rene any questions needed. In addition, Melissa agrees with the opinion regarding the treatment received and describes all SBFC staff as friendly and sincere.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

Santa Barbara Fertility Center is located at 536 East Arrellaga, Suite 201 Santa Barbara, California. Specifically, Santa Barbara is a city that belongs to the U.S. state of California and is located on the central coast.

The closest airport is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, which is approximately a 15 minute drive along US-101 S from the clinic.

Last Update: 08/26/2020
1 comment / opinion
    1. Avatar de IVFBaby

      Did anyone here undergo IVF? Does this fertility center accept United Healthcare Insurance?

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