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USC Fertility

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Last Update: 07/06/2020

Description

USC Fertility is a fertility clinic located in Los Angeles and directed by Dr. Richard J. Paulson. This center has its own IVF laboratory in order to carry out all fertility treatments directly in the clinic.

Furthermore, and according to information published on its website, USC Fertility also provides fertility treatments for international patients who may get a first consultation over the phone and patients discounts at collaborating hotels. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

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

Fertility treatments

The fertility treatments performed at USC Fertility are listed in the table below.

Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

US Fertility also provides surrogacy and gender selection since the country's legislation allow 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 all the treatments indicated in the previous section, USC Fertility has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques in order to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments:

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at USC Fertility on both men and women to find out the reason for infertility:

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 USC Fertility in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 334 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 133 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
56.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
44.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
47.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
29.2%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
11.4%

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
56.3%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
51.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
64.0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
20%*
* Percentage extracted from 10 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
31.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 19 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 USC Fertility.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 0 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 21 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
No data available
Frozen embryo transfer
66.7%

Medical team

Dr. Richard Paulson, MD
Dr. Richard Paulson, MD
Medical Director
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Kristin Bendikson
Dr. Kristin Bendikson
Fertility Specialist
Jacqueline Ho, MD
Jacqueline Ho, MD
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Aline Ketefian, MD
Dr. Aline Ketefian, MD
Fertility Specialist
Dr. Marsha Baker, MD
Dr. Marsha Baker, MD
Fertility Specialist

Reviews

The reviews found on the internet about USC Fertility are in general very positive. In the section below, we will show some of the comments found on Google Business.

According to Varsha, this clinic practice with evidence-based medicine, their facility is made up of state-of-the-art technology and the staff works with love, dedication, and honesty. Anne also rated her experience at USC Fertility favorably. Thanks to the clinic, she and her husband were able to conceive after two rounds of IVF. Also, Mike describes the staff as super factual, pleasant, and helpful. He is satisfied with the treatment received from the doctors and the cost transparency since the cost of his semen analysis was discounted from the consultation for him and his partner.

However, there is one negative comment from Brandon. According to the user, they could obtain 16 mature eggs, 4 embryos and performed 2 transfers but without results. In the user's opinion, Dr. Bendickson also lacked empathy and compassion.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

USC Fertility is located in 1127 Wilshire Blvd #1400, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles International Airport is the nearest airport to the clinic. Taking the I-105 E and I-110 N, it takes about 20 minutes to get there.

Last Update: 07/06/2020
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