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University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program

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Last Update: 01/07/2022

Description

The University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program is a fertility clinic in Chicago, in the US state of Illinois.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of two Gynecologists and their staff which include nurses, genetic counselors, and patient care specialized technicians. They also have a group of lab technicians that ensure a correct performance of different reproductive techniques.

Furthermore, the main office has easy access to the Hospital´s laboratory and also 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 University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program are listed in the table below.

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 these treatments.

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, the University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program 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 University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program according to the information on their website:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Semen Analysis.
  • Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Ovulation induction

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 UICIVF in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 166 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 45 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
52.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
42.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
30.3%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
5.8%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
16.6%

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
44.0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
57.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
44.4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
100%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 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 UICIVF.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 0 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 5 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
75%

Reviews

Most of the reviews found on the internet about the University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program are positive. Below, we are going to show some of the comments made on Fertility IQ.

Generally, the comments are positive, for example, a patient highlighted that the staff is very understanding and polite, they knew what to do, and tried to make sure every patient understood the process. Another patient also commented on the easy it was to get an appointment.

However, they are a couple of negative comments that highlight the bad waiting room area, where it is crowded and mixed with other types of patients. Some people also comment on how hard it is to get to the clinic by public transportation.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comments section.

Medical team

Dr. Sana Salih
Dr. Sana Salih
Reproductive endocrinology
Dr. Frank González
Dr. Frank González
Reproductive endocrinology
Nicola Winston
Nicola Winston
Lab Director
Embryologist
Michelle Fierro
Michelle Fierro
Technical Supervisor
Embryologist
Joy Clemmons
Joy Clemmons
IVF Coordinator
Nurse
Rosa Herrera
Rosa Herrera
Medical Assistant
Diana Reyes
Diana Reyes
Medical Assistant
Rachel Campagna
Rachel Campagna
Genetic Counselor
Sonia Ehrlich
Sonia Ehrlich
Genetic Counselor

Location: how to get to the clinic?

The address of the clinic of the University of Illinois at Chicago IVF program is 1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, Illinois 60607. It´s located 25 minutes away from the O´Hare International Airport, and the clinic is next to plenty of street parking. You can also access the clinic on public transport.

Last Update: 01/07/2022