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Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

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Last Update: 08/09/2022

Description

The Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center of the Washington University School of Medicine is based in 3 locations in the Midwest. With two centers in St Louis, MO, and another in Shiloh, IL.

They offer a range of fertility treatments, surgeries and assisted reproductive techniques.

They also have a telemedicine service at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri.

This center supports LGBT family building and provide treatments with donated egg and sperm, as well as gestational surrogacy.

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

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

Fertility treatments

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered by Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, Washington University School of Medicine:

Embryo Adoption
Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
Frozen Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Egg & Donor Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
IVF with Donor Sperm
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Sperm freezing

Furthermore, this center also provides surrogacy since the country and state legislation allows this treatment.

Complementary techniques

In order increase the probabilty of achieving a successful pregnancy, this center also offers the following assisted reprodiction techniques:

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read more here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

In assisted reproduction, like any medical treatment, it is necessary for you to trust the professionalism of the doctors and the clinic you choose.

This Tool generates you a personalized report with all information necessary about the treatment you will need. Besides, there is a list of clinics in your area which we have chosen based on our selection criteria with their budget plan included. Last but not least, you will find a series of useful tips for your first clinic visit.

Diagnostic tests

In order to best treat the infertility issues, the Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center can perform the following diagnostic procedures:

  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.
  • Female reproductive surgeries.
  • Male reproductive surgeries.

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 Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center in a year.

More information
Cycles with fresh eggs: 474 per year
Cycles with frozen eggs: 256 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
55.8%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
48%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
48.9%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
39.1%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
20.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 10 cases

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
56.6%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
48.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
44.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
45.5%*
* Percentage extracted from 11 cases
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
44.4%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases

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 Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.

More information
Cycles with fresh embryos: 0.0 per year
Cycles with fresh embryos: 11 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
Frozen embryo transfer
50.0%*
* Percentage extracted from 10 cases

Medical team

Patricia Jimenez, MD
Patricia Jimenez, MD
OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Sarah L. Keller, MD
Sarah L. Keller, MD
OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dan I. Lebovic, MD, MA
Dan I. Lebovic, MD, MA
OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Kenan R. Omurtag, MD
Kenan R. Omurtag, MD
OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Valerie S. Ratts, MD
Valerie S. Ratts, MD
OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dane Johnson, MD
Dane Johnson, MD
Urologist
Ali Ahmady, PhD, HCLD, EMB
Ali Ahmady, PhD, HCLD, EMB
HCLD, embryologist
Laboratory director
Anna Geiger, WHNP.BC
Anna Geiger, WHNP.BC
Nurse
Marisa Andrews, MS, CGC
Marisa Andrews, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Reviews

The reviews for the Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center found on the internet are mostly positive with a few negative ones. In the following section, we are going to list some of these found on Google Reviews.

Imagen: Washington-University-Fertility-review

In the positive reviews we can see that Erin found Dr Omurtag and the team compassionate and informative, and has had a successful treatmenet despite having breast cancer in her fertility journey. Courtney echos this recommendation and also has had a daughter following the treatments.

In the negative reviews, Dawn was disappointed with the lack of response and follow up. Em H C also had a poor experience with on one of the doctors and claims they operate as an assembly line, but rates Dr Omurtag highly.

If you have had an experience with CRMRS and would like to tell us about it whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comment section.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As we have previously mentioned, this center operates from 3 locations which we will describe here:

Central West End Location

Located in suite 3100 of the building on Forest Park Avenue in St Louis, this center can be accessed from the intersection of Forest Park Avenue and Highway 64. There is a parking lot outside the building with free reserved spaces for patients.

To access this location by train, there are two stations less than a mile away: Central West End and Cortex Station.

St Louis Lambert Internation airport is approximately 15 miles away, and you can take I-170, followed by I-64 to get to your destination.

West County Location

The clinic is found in the Center for Women's Wellness, part of the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St Louis.

If driving to the clinic, you will find it just off I-64, near the intersection o I-64 and I-270. There is a free garage and valet service at this location.

The nearest train station is Kirkwood, a 13 drive away, and St Louis Lambert International airport is an approximately 17 minute drive away.

Shiloh, IL location

At this location the services are provided by Washington University Physicians in Illinois (WUPI). They are housed in the Memorial Hospital East Medical Office Building in Shiloh. There is plenty of free off street parking if driving to center. You will find it off I-64 near the intersection of I-64 with Highway 158.

Shiloh-Scott train station is a 10 minute drive away. The nearest international airport is St. Louis Lambert International, which is approximately 30 miles away in neighbouring Missouri.

Last Update: 08/09/2022
2 comments / opinions
    1. Hi. I have the gene for Huntingdon’s disease and I’ve been told that IVF is a good option for me. Is this something I can do at this clinic? Any help appreciated.

      • Hello Mrs Cooper

        If you are considering using IVF with preimplantation genetic testing, then this center, according to their website, can help you in your journey to parenthood.

        I hope this helps to answer your question and good luck with your treatment.