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UCSF Center For Reproductive Health

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Last Update: 01/20/2022

Description

UCSF Center For Reproductive Health is a fertility clinic in San Diego, in the US state of California. Their multidisciplinary team consists of many ob/Gyn that double as teachers for this clinic within the University of California San Francisco Program. They have two locations, the main office, Mission Bay, and the secondary office Mount Zion, both located in San Diego.

This fertility clinic also works with the University doing general Reserach. This group is formed by Gynecologists and Embryologists.

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 UCSF Center For Reproductive Health are listed in the table below.

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
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

This clinic also offers surrogacy since the state'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 the treatments indicated, UCSF Center For Reproductive Health has 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 UCSF Center For Reproductive Health according to the information on their website:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Semen Analysis.
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Tubal Reversal Surgery

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 UCSF CRH in a year.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 896 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 655 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
55.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
54.0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
45.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
26.2%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
13.5%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
61.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
57.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
54.3%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
56.1%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
37.9%

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 UCSF CRH.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 5 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 121 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
40%*
* Percentage extracted from only 5 cases
Frozen embryo transfer
22.5%

Reviews

Most of the reviews found on the internet about UCSF Center For Reproductive Health are both positive and negative. Below, we are going to show some of the comments made on Google Review.

Generally, the positive comments state the attentiveness of the staff, patient A thanks to the staff because of the professional, warm and supportive ambiance.

However, some patients speak on the problems they have had with customer service, as well as problems with the billing process. The egg donation program patients speak on the reorganization and several problems they have had with the clinic.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with UCSF Center For Reproductive Health, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comments section.

Medical team

Yanett Anaya
Yanett Anaya
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Hakan Cakmak
Hakan Cakmak
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Macelle Cedars
Macelle Cedars
Director
Division of Reproductive Endocrinolgoy
Victor Fujimoto
Victor Fujimoto
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Linda Giudice
Linda Giudice
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Eleni Greenwood Jaswa
Eleni Greenwood Jaswa
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Heather Huddleston
Heather Huddleston
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Evelyn Mok-Lin
Evelyn Mok-Lin
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Martha Noel
Martha Noel
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Paulo Rinaudo
Paulo Rinaudo
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Mitchel Rosen
Mitchel Rosen
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
Thalia Segal
Thalia Segal
Ob/Gyn Reproductive Sciences
James Smith
James Smith
Urgology

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The address of the clinic of UCSF Center For Reproductive Health is 3661 Valley Centre Dr., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130. It´s located close to the Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley Medical Center, easily accessible by route 56. It´s close to a shopping center and has easy parking.

Last Update: 01/20/2022
2 comments / opinions
    1. Hi Lovy, yes! my wife and I had it done a few years ago at this clinic. It took us a couple of cycles but finally, with our last two embryos, we managed to get pregnant with twins. The process was long and difficult, I’m not going to lie to you but I’m so glad we did it. Good luck!

    2. I have a question, does this clinic do reciprocal IVF?