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UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Last Update: 01/17/2022

Description

UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is a fertility clinic in Birmingham, in the US state of Alabama. Their head physician is G. Wright Bates, the clinic is located in the University Hospital of Alabama.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of three board-certified physicians (expertise in IVF, reproductive endocrinology, fertility, and OB/GYN. Their staff includes a Ph.D. embryologist, nurses, office workers.

Furthermore, the main office has its own IVF laboratory and helps patients finance their treatments by accepting many insurance plans. Although our InviTRA specialists were not able to confirm this information.

For more information about how to get to the clinic, visit this link.

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at the UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility are listed in the table below.

Embryo Adoption
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
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility offer advanced technology and personalized-accessible care, they have the advantage of having a hospital staff, equipment, and technology to back the patients up. They specialize in women with reproductive disorders such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, or hormonal issues during menopause.

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 the treatments indicated, UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility have a multitude of complementary techniques that allow to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

It is advisable to ask the clinic what the costs are for these techniques before starting the treatment in order to avoid surprises in the budget.

Diagnostic tests

Before determining the appropriate assisted reproduction treatment, the following diagnostic studies can be performed at UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility according to the information on their website:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Semen Analysis.
  • Pre-conception testing
  • Endometriosis treatments.
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Transvaginal ultrasonography
  • Sonohysterography
  • Miomectomy

However, all of this information could not be 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 UAB in a year.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 85 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 126 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
50%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
80%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
66.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
53.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
64.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%

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 UAB.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 0 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 14 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
0%
Frozen embryo transfer
71.4%

Reviews

Most of the reviews found on the internet about UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility are positive. Below, we are going to show some of the comments made on Google Review.

Generally, the comments are positive, for example, Savannah thanks the staff for having caring and empathetic care, she especially highlights Dr. Hurd´s care. Octavia says that she was happy with the approach of not pushing expensive techniques and trying to achieve pregnancy with the simples procedure possible.

However, there are a couple of negative comments, Jessie complaints that she had to wait for hours for the office workers to call her.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comments section.

Medical team

Deidre Downs Gunn
Deidre Downs Gunn
Medical Director of IVF program
William Hurd
William Hurd
Professor
Sukhkamal Campbell
Sukhkamal Campbell
Director of Fertility Preservation Services
Ricardo Azziz
Ricardo Azziz
Professor
Courtney Gregory
Courtney Gregory
Nurse Practitioner
Lacey Kendall
Lacey Kendall
Embryologist and Manager

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The address of the clinic of UAB Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is 619 19th St S Ste 9103, Birmingham, AL 35249. It´s located 10 minutes away from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, you can access by car or public transportation. There is a shared public parking garage that belongs to the hospital that patients from the clinic can use.

Last Update: 01/17/2022