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STL Fertility (Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine, St. Louis)

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Last Update: 08/12/2022

Description

STL Fertility, (previously known as The Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine in St. Louis) was taken over by co-founders Dr Maureen Schulte and Dr Molina Dayal in 2020, to provide fertility treatments to patients in the St Louis and surrounding areas.

This clinic is a locally owned, all female fertility centre. They offer a range of assisted reproductive techniques and surgeries to help their patients achieve pregnancy.

STL fertility also have a surrogacy program for women who may not be able to carry a pregnancy, and for all male couples.

However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to the center, please click here.

Fertility treatments

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered by Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Washington University School of Medicine:

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

Furthermore, this center also provides surrogacy since the country and state legislation allows this treatment.

Complementary techniques

Depending on the requirements of the patient(s), STL fertility offer the following assisted reproduction techniques to complement the treatments and increase the chances of getting pregnant:

  • Preimplantation genetic testing and screening
  • Embryo biopsy
  • Single embryo transfer
  • Long embyro culture
  • Carrier screening for genetic diseases

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read more 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

To find out the cause for the infertility and help decide on the best course of treatment, STL fertility also offer the following diagnostic tests:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Female reproductive surgeries.

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 STL Fertility in a year.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 219 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 216 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
52.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
57.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
12.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
100%*
* 1 case only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
59.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
60.0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
41.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
66.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 cases

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 STL Fertility.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 7 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 23 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
80.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases
Frozen embryo transfer
43.5%

Medical team

Maureen Schulte, MD.
Maureen Schulte, MD.
OB/GYN, reproductive endocrinologist
Operations director
Molina Dayal, MD
Molina Dayal, MD
OB/GYN reproductive endocrinologist
Medical director
Melanie Miranda
Melanie Miranda
WHNP-BC
Nurse practicioner
Levent Kestintepe
Levent Kestintepe
PhD
Laboratory director
Merry Kay
Merry Kay
Clinic Manager
Andrea
Andrea
Patient experience manager

Reviews

The reviews for STL Fertility found on the internet are mostly positive with a few negative ones. In the following section, we are going to list some of these found on Google Reviews.

One one hand, there are many 5 star ratings and positive comments, such as Dawn who says she is confident and hopeful about her gameplan after consultation with Dr Dayal, depiste being a cancer survivor with fertility issues. Allison also leaves a positive review, adding that the whole team are compassionate, caring and attentive.

On the other hand, in the negative reviews, the patient Jona says she had problems with a lack of communation and billing and thinks there is a case of patient confusion.

If you have had an experience with STL Fertility and would like to tell us about it whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comment section.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

STL Fertility is situated in the Creve Coeur area of St Louis. If arriving by car, it is found off I-270, near the intersection of I-270 and I-64. There is parkign available outside the building.

The nearest train station is Central Midland Railway, which is 4 miles away. St Louis Lambert International Airport is 10 miles north-east of the clinic.

Last Update: 08/12/2022
1 comment / opinion
    1. I live nearby and I am considering this clinic. Anyone got any experiences?