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Western Fertility Institute

Western Fertility Institute

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Last Update: 04/16/2020


The Californian-based fertility clinic Western Fertility Institute is located in Encino. Its medical director is Dr. Kumar and works together with a multidisciplinary staff of fertility specialists, embryologists, medical assistants, IVF coordinators and nurses.

Furthermore, the Western Fertility Institute has its own IVF laboratory and provides fertility care for both national and international patients. Therefore, the clinic offers language assistance in Chinese and Italian.

If you want to know how to get there, click here.

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

Western Fertility Institute offers the possibility of surrogacy and gender selection, since the country's legislation contemplates for these techniques.

Available services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian

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.

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.

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


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

Saralynn, for example, was a surrogate at the clinic. She appreciates the personalized treatment and and the supportive and familiar attitute of the staff with their surrogates. Yun is also grateful for her experience at Western Fertility Institute. She has now 2 little babies thanks to the clinic. Cristal describes Dr. Kumar as caring. In her opinion, he was the best doctor she ever has found. He encouraged her to continue and in the next round, she finally was able to get pregnant.

However, there is also a negative comment from User A. The patient got the impression that the staff is cold and they would only care about the financial aspects.

Location: how to get there

Western Fertility Institute is located at 16240 Ventura Blvd, Encino, California. The area offers numerous lodging facilities with different price ranges. Specifically, near Western Fertility Institute, patients can stay at the Courtyard Marriott, Best Western and Hampton Inn.

The closest airport to the clinic is Los Angeles Airport and Hollywood Burbank Airport, although only domestic flights arrive at the latter.

To get to Western Fertility Institute by taxi or car you can take US-101 N and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the clinic.

Last Update: 04/16/2020
4 comments / opinions
    1. I’m interested in sperm donation IVF. How much is it in the U.S?

      • Hi Orange,

        in vitro fertilization with donor sperm oscillates between $13,000 and $17,000 per cycle and depends on the clinic and the personal characteristics of each patient. If you wish to obtain more personalized information I recommend you access our Fertility Report.

        Apart from this, you will also get help to find a clinic in your area which adapts to your situation and which you feel most comfortable with.

        Hope this is of use,

        Best regards

    2. 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.

      • 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