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Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Last Update: 07/16/2020

Description

Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine is a private fertility center in the Orange County area and is directed by Dr. Robert Anderson.

The center consists of a multidisciplinary staff of infertility specialists, embryologists, etc. Besides, Southern California for Reproductive Medicine provides patient care for both domestic and international patients.

Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine has both IVF and endocrine & andrology laboratory in order to perform all tests and treatments directly in the clinic.

Furthermore, as stated on their website, this fertility clinic offers also an alternative approach to infertility by means of acupuncture and fertility nutrition. 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

The fertility treatments performed at the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine are listed in the table below.

Embryo Adoption
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
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Sperm freezing

Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine also offers surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

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, Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine 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 the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

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 Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 46 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 331 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 frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
72.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
68.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
74.6%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
66.7%*
* Percentage extracted from 17 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
5.,9%

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 Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 6 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 56 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
75%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Frozen embryo transfer
55.3%

Medical team

Dr. Robert Anderson, MD
Dr. Robert Anderson, MD
Medical Director and Founder
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Joyce Kingsbury, R.N.
Joyce Kingsbury, R.N.
Nurse
Karen Smetona, R.N.C.
Karen Smetona, R.N.C.
Nurse
Crista Hill, R.N.
Crista Hill, R.N.
Nurse
Joan Moody, CNP
Joan Moody, CNP
Nurse
Sarah Pickett, R.N.
Sarah Pickett, R.N.
Nurse
Jamie, Heinlen, R.N.
Jamie, Heinlen, R.N.
Nurse
Joyce Lin, R.N.
Joyce Lin, R.N.
Nurse
Mitchel C. Schiewe, M.S., Ph.D., HCLD, ELD
Mitchel C. Schiewe, M.S., Ph.D., HCLD, ELD
Laboratory Director
Nancy Nugent, BS, MS
Nancy Nugent, BS, MS
Laboratory Supervisor
Shane Zozula, BS, TS
Shane Zozula, BS, TS
Technical Supervisor
John Whitney, BS
John Whitney, BS
Embryologist
Elizabeth Baer, BS
Elizabeth Baer, BS
Laboratory Technician
Lisa Gamboa
Lisa Gamboa
Embryologist

Reviews

The reviews found on the Internet about the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine are both negative and positive. In the following section, we will show some of them found on Google Business.

Kelly, for example, has made very positive experience with Dr. Anderson. She describes him as professional, direct, and above all, honest. The staff is also caring, warm, and thorough. Victoria coincides with this statement about the doctor and the staff. What she also appreciates are the office hours and the availability since the office is open seven days a week. User Daniel and his wife were finally able to get pregnant after several failed IVF at different centers.

However, there is also a negative comment from Patrick. He is not satisfied with the process since he would have to pay $275 to get a cost estimate of IVF. Michelle, on the other hand, had an examination in which there were other people inside and which is why she didn't feel comfortable at all. She also explains that during her pelvic exam, he inserted the speculum without any warning and not very carefully.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine is located in 361 Hospital Road #333, Newport Beach which belongs to California.

The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport and a 45-minutes drive to the center via I-405 S.

Last Update: 07/16/2020
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