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Santa Monica Fertility

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Last Update: 08/27/2020

Description

Santa Monica Fertility is a private fertility clinic located in the state of California, but also has a branch in Florida.

This center has its own laboratory and works with a multidisciplinary team of professionals formed by reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, nurses, etc.

According to information on its website, Santa Monica Fertility offers financial counseling to tailor treatment payments to the needs of 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 Monica Fertility are listed in the table below.

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

Hanabusa IVF also provides surrogacy and gender selection 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, Santa Monica Fertility has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments:

  • Ovulation Induction.
  • Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA).
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE).

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at Santa Monica Fertility on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Myomectomy.
  • Laparoscopy and 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 Santa Monica Fertility in a year.

More information
Total cycles with fresh eggs: 1 per year
Total cycles with frozen eggs: 25 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: between 38 and 40 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
88.9%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
75%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
83.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
75%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 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 Santa Monica Fertility.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 0 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 89 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
83.1%

Medical team

Dr. Lisa Vasquez
Dr. Lisa Vasquez
OB/GYN
Brooke Alderete, RN, BSN
Brooke Alderete, RN, BSN
Nurse
Crystal Benavides MA
Crystal Benavides MA
Nurse
Gabriela Madrigal RN
Gabriela Madrigal RN
Nurse
Veronica Norris RN BSN
Veronica Norris RN BSN
Nurse
Hin Chan
Hin Chan
Embryologist
Jing Chen PhD
Jing Chen PhD
Embryologist
Danielle Albini BS
Danielle Albini BS
Embryologist
Virginia Prior
Virginia Prior
Integrative Reproductive Medicine
Sarah Bry
Sarah Bry
Practice Manager
Jaqueline Guadiana
Jaqueline Guadiana
Director of Compliance
Flavio Beas
Flavio Beas
Business Manager
Marisol
Marisol
Reception
Zoe Fang
Zoe Fang
Director of Global Patient Coordination
Corrine Liu
Corrine Liu
International Patient Care Coordinator
Gabriella Patterson
Gabriella Patterson
Egg Donation Coordinator

Reviews

Most of the comments found on the Internet about Santa Monica Fertility are positive. Below are some reviews from Google Business.

For example, Vilma is enthusiastic and extremely satisfied with her experience at this clinic. In addition, user Elena thanks Dr. John for making her dream come true and achieving pregnancy.

However, there is also a negative review from the client Emilia. She describes the treatment she received as rude.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

Santa Monica Fertility is located at 2825 Santa Monica Blvd #100, Santa Monica, California. This city is located in West Los Angeles.

The closest airport is Los Angeles International Airport, which is approximately a 15 minute drive on I-405 N from the clinic.

Last Update: 08/27/2020
2 comments / opinions
    1. Avatar de Hopefulparents

      We’re from overseas and looking for gestational surrogacy. Is it possible to undergo surrogacy as a foreign patient at Santa Monica Fertility? And how does the surrogacy process look like?

      • Avatar de Romina Packan

        Hi Hopefulparents,

        it is also possible for international patients to undergo a surrogacy treatment at Santa Monica Fertility.

        Gestational surrogacy involves using an egg donor and a gestational carrier for IVF, which involves using the oocytes of a person other than the surrogate. Thus, the intended mother or egg donor undergoes ovarian stimulation for egg retrieval. Once the eggs are obtained, they will be fertilized with the sperm of the intended father or a sperm donor in case of fertility problems. Finally, the embryo transfer to the surrogate mother takes place waiting for the embryo to implant and thus initiating a pregnancy. Read the whole process here: What’s Gestational Surrogacy?

        Hope this answers your question,

        Best regards

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