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University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine

Analyzed by (invitra staff).
Last Update: 11/23/2020

Description

The University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine (CU-ARM) is a private fertility clinic that belongs to the University of Colorado. The center offers fertility treatments at two locations in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Both Advanced Reproductive Medicine clinics have their own laboratory and a multidisciplinary team of professionals including fertility physicians, embryologists, andrologists, nurses, etc.

On the other hand, and according to the information on their website, CU-ARM offers financing programs for fertility treatments to help their patients with payment.

Since this center belongs to the University of Colorado, it is also a teaching hospital. This means that physicians collaborate on different research to broaden their knowledge and perspectives on infertility.

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

If you want to know how to get to each of the facilities, click on this link.

Fertility treatments and costs

The fertility treatments performed at Advanced Reproductive Medicine are listed in the table below.

Embryo cryopreservationPrice not available
Fertility preservation$9,137
Frozen Embryo Transfer$5,048
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$14,205
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's SpermPrice not available
IVF with Donor EggsPrice not available
Preimplantation Genetic DiagnosisPrice not available
Sperm freezingPrice not available

Advanced Reproductive Medicine also offers surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

On the other hand, Advanced Reproductive Medicine details in its page the services and tests included in each budget. For example, the $14,205 IVF treatment includes ultrasound controls, blood tests, instructions for medication administration, follicular puncture, anesthesia, embryo culture, fertilization and embryo transfer. In addition, this budget also includes the vitrification of the embryos and one year's maintenance.

However, complementary techniques such as ICSI and PGD have an extra cost. Specifically, the price of IVF would have to be added to $2,000 in the case of ICSI or $3,000 if PGD is desired.

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, the University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the success rate of the treatments:

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

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center Colorado on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

However, all this information has not been verified by the inviTRA specialists.

  • Female fertility testing.
  • Male fertility testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Hysterosalpingogram.
  • Gynecological surgery.
  • Treatment for PCOS and Endometriosis.
  • Menopause treatment.
  • Treatment of congenital abnormalities.

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 University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 2 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 201 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 recipient: under 35 years old
100%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
52.4%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
61.9%
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
50.0%
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 8 cases only
Age of recipient: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 3 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 University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 5 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
20.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Frozen embryo transfer
42.9%*
* Percentage extracted from 14 cases only

Medical team

Dr. Alex Polotsky
Dr. Alex Polotsky
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Denver Location
Dr. Cassandra Roeca
Dr. Cassandra Roeca
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Denver Location
Dr. Edward H. Illions
Dr. Edward H. Illions
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Denver Location
Dr. Nanette Santoro
Dr. Nanette Santoro
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Denver Location
Dr. Randall Meacham
Dr. Randall Meacham
Urologist
Dr. Shona Murray
Dr. Shona Murray
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Colorado Springs
Dr. John Rushing
Dr. John Rushing
Reproductive Endocrinology fellow
Denver Location
Dr. Ivy Lersten
Dr. Ivy Lersten
Reproductive Endocrinology fellow
Denver Location
Dr. Thanh Ha Luu
Dr. Thanh Ha Luu
Reproductive Endocrinology fellow
Denver Location
Abbie, RN, BSN
Abbie, RN, BSN
IVF Nurse Coordinator
Denver Location
Claire, RN, BSN
Claire, RN, BSN
IVF Nurse Coordinator
Denver Location
Kim, RN, ADN
Kim, RN, ADN
Charge Nurse
IVF Coordinator Denver
Jodi, RN, BSN
Jodi, RN, BSN
Charge Nurse
IVF Coordinator Colorado Springs
Michelle, RMA
Michelle, RMA
Registered Medical Assistant
Colorado Springs
Rachelle, RNC, BSN
Rachelle, RNC, BSN
IVF Nurse Coordinator
Colorado Springs
Jeannie, RN, BSN
Jeannie, RN, BSN
IVF Coordinator
Colorado Springs
Jessica, MA
Jessica, MA
Medical Assistant
Colorado Springs
Shelly, MA
Shelly, MA
Medical Assistant
Colorado Springs
Yvonne
Yvonne
Office Manager
Colorado Springs
Amber, MA
Amber, MA
Medical Assistant
Colorado Springs
Geina
Geina
Acupuncturist
Denver Location

Reviews

Opinions about CU ARM found on the internet are generally very positive. Below, we will show some of the reviews made on Google Business. The comments refer to the Colorado Springs location.

Megan, for example, says that she felt very comfortable at the clinic due to its family-like atmosphere. She was able to conceive and recommends this clinic. Also, Sarah had a positive experience at CU ARM. She describes the doctors as professional, sincere and empathetic. She is also expecting a baby.

However, there is one negative comment from Delayne. While she describes the staff as kind, she criticizes the fact that she had to remind what appointment and tests needed to be scheduled. According to her, also the waiting list is extremely long and it took her months to get her first consultation.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As we have already mentioned, Advanced Reproductive Medicine has two offices in the American state of Colorado and both have their own laboratory.

Advanced Reproductive Medicine Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs location is situated at 4125 Briargate Parkway, Suite 350 Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Colorado Springs Airport is the nearest airport to the clinic. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the clinic taking the CO-21 N.

Advanced Reproductive Medicine Denver

The direction of the Denver clinic is 3055 Roslyn Street, Suite #230 Denver, CO 80238.

From the Denver International Airport, it takes about 25 minutes to get to this location. Just take Peña Blvd north to Central Park Blvd. From there take exit 279B from I-70W and continue on Central Park until you have reached the clinic.

Alternatively, it is possible to get to the clinic by public transportation.

Bus line A serves the route Denver Airport Station to Central Park Station. From this stop, it is 1 mile to the clinic.

Last Update: 11/23/2020
1 comment / opinion
    1. Avatar de Jane

      Thanks for the extensive description. Very informative.