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Western Fertility Institute

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Last Update: 03/04/2020

Description

The Californian-based fertility clinic Western Fertility Institute is led by Dr. Kumar and offers a wide-range of innovative fertility treatments for both local and foreign patients. Besides treating traditional family types, the Western Fertility Institute also advocates for LGBT family building (Third-party reproduction).

Transparency is key- this is why the Californian fertility clinic offers an insight into their success rates.

On the other hand, they are aware that it is not only technology that makes the treatment a success. The professionals on Western Fertility Institute ensure that their patients feel comfortable during their journey to parenthood and put the emotional aspects the highest priority throughout the process.

Available treatments

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
Reciprocal IVF

Complementary Techniques

  • Gender selection
  • Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
  • Surrogacy

Available services

In-house Operating Room In-house Operating Room
Egg & Sperm Donation Egg & Sperm Donation
In-house Laboratory In-house Laboratory

International Patients

Western Fertility Institute is recognized throughout the word. As can be seen on their webpage, they host patients from Brazil, China, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain, France, Brussels and Sweden.

The Western Fertility Institute is the ideal destination for intendend parents who are unable to carry out fertility treatments such as egg donation or surrogacy for legal reasons in their country of origin.

Being in Los Angeles - a state with one of the most favorable laws for assisted reproduction - many intended parents around the globe have had the possibility to be the legal parent of a child born by a surrogate mother.

Due to the excellent clinic location, patients are also able to combine their fertility treatment with a trip to popular spots and can get into the spirit of Hollywood.

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian

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.

Medical team

Dr. Ashim Kumar
Dr. Ashim Kumar
Board Certified Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist
Yufen Xie, M.D.; PhD, ELD, HCLD
Yufen Xie, M.D.; PhD, ELD, HCLD
IVF Lab Director
Hyang Park, M.S.
Hyang Park, M.S.
Embryology Technical Supervisor
Samantha Hain, M.S.
Samantha Hain, M.S.
Junior Embryologist
Loida Raymundo
Loida Raymundo
Laboratory Tech/Compliance Officer
Kathryn Anderson
Kathryn Anderson
Laboratory Assistant
Makayla McGraw
Makayla McGraw
Safety Committee/Notary Public/Laboratory Assistant

Success rates

On their webpage, the fertility clinic provides the following success rates:

FET Cycles: Total: 267. Positive: 216. Making it a 81% of positive results.

Positive pregnancy (hCG) tests: A total of 267 patients of which 193 were tested positive, making it a 73% of positive results.

Surrogacy cycles: A total of 185 surrogacy of which 160 were positive. (86%).

The reason for such outstanding success rates is, on the one hand, the fact that the clinic uses state-of-the-art technologies and has integrated their own laboratory into the clinic.

Reviews

On Google Business, patient tell their experience with Western Fertility Institute, which are mostly extremely positive.

On other platforms such as fertilityIQ, fertility patients share their experience with the clinic. Most of them would recommend Western Fertility Institute.

They value the easy scheduling and the staffs love for details. One patient states that she liked that the staff paid extremely attention to personal details and was always compassionate. Besides, Dr Kumar takes his time for every consult and the patient felt well-informed at every steps she had to go.

A different patient which underwent IVF treatment, liked the facility and affordable treatment packages. While she had an overall good experience, the only thing she didn't like was to have to call and remind about things and, on the contrary to what experienced a different patient on fertilityIQ, she didn't felt properly informed, either. The patient didn't receive any calls after egg retrieval. Her nurse rushed through instructions and felt bothered when asked to explain further.

More reviews about the clinic can be read here: FertilityIQ: Opinions about Western Fertility Institute.

Location

How to get there

The closest airport for domestic flights are LAX and Hollywood Burbank Airport. It should be noted that Hollywood Burbank Airport only serve domestic flights. What's more, all these airports have shuttle services to and from the airport. Besides, it is also possible to get to the clinic by taxi.

Where to stay

The area offers numerous accommodation facilities for each price range and length of stay.

Near Western Fertility Institute patients can lodge in Courtyard Marriot, Best Western and Hampton Inn. It is also possible to book a room via AirBnB.

Last Update: 03/04/2020
2 X comments / opinions
    1. Sam

      Hi there,

      we moved to Cali and we’re looking for a fertility clinic in LA. We already had a consultation where we lived before and they told us that my wife needs egg donation. So basically we are looking for a clinic that offers IVF with donor eggs and that allows us to take part in the egg donor matching.

      • Avatar de Romina Packan

        Hi Sam,

        We know how hard it is to choose the appropriate fertility clinic that adapts to the needs of each patient. Therefore, we have created our fertility report which gives you an overview about the best clinics in your area. You’ll get a list of indicated treatments and their respective cost. Furthermore, there are also useful tips for your first clinic consultation.

        Hope this helps,

        Best wishes

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