Shady Grove Fertility recently announced the grand opening of its newest full-service fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in the heart of New York City in early September 2019. The new full-service location offers access to two leading, board certified reproductive endocrinologists, a state-of-the-art laboratory, and an indisputable track record of success.
The new 15,300 square foot space in New York City is conveniently located at 110 East 60th Street—minutes from nine NY subway stations providing easy access from all boroughs as well as Westchester, Long Island, and Connecticut, and steps from Bloomingdales, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and The Plaza Hotel. The new practice will be home to physician offices for patient consultations, SGF’s ninth embryology lab, a spacious operating room, embryo transfer room, and recovery bays. Patients will also benefit from having an onsite dedicated andrology laboratory for sperm preparation and an onsite endocrinology lab for processing bloodwork.
Services available include fertility testing and diagnosis, including semen analysis; non-invasive fertility options such as ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI); in vitro fertilization (IVF); donor egg treatment; preimplantation genetic testing; fertility preservation through egg freezing; and LGBTQ family building.
One significant advantage SGF brings to New York City is its internationally renowned Donor Egg Program, the largest in the nation, and home to more than 8,000 babies born from donor egg treatment. SGF is one of only a few centers in the nation that recruits, selects, and prescreens (medically, psychologically, and genetically) its own ready-to-cycle egg donors prior to making them available on their donor registry. Much more commonly, fertility centers rely on an agency to select donors, which adds significantly to the cost passed on to the donor egg recipient, also known as the intended parent. Further, SGF offers exclusive 100% refund guarantee programs not only for IVF but donor egg treatment—a significant differentiator among other programs in the area.
Another advantage for New York City is SGF’s track record with egg freezing, a fertility-preserving option that’s growing in popularity at an unprecedented 20 percent per year, nationally, with women who live and work near New York City comprising a large percentage. SGF holds the spot as one of the top five egg freezing programs in the U.S., and the number of women choosing egg freezing at SGF continues to rise.
“The success of SGF’s egg freezing program is multi-faceted and relies not only on very effective vitrification technology to properly freeze the eggs but also on the skillfulness and expertise of our embryologists during the thaw. Patients trust SGF because we are one of only a few centers in the nation with published success rates for women who return to use their frozen eggs. In addition, we have more experience than most centers with egg freezing and thawing, having completed 720 egg freezing cycles in 2018, and nearly 400 egg thaw cycles since 2009. Not every lab has the expertise and experience to vitrify, or flash freeze, eggs and then have them survive the thaw, fertilize, and develop into an embryo that leads to pregnancy and delivery,” adds Eric A. Widra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer.
“Expanding the SGF practice into New York City is especially significant for two reasons. It’s in response to tremendous patient need in the region for more affordable, convenient fertility care, and it represents SGF’s continued commitment to provide the highest quality, personalized patient care, evidenced by 96 percent of our patients saying they would recommend SGF based on their experience,” says SGF Chief Executive Officer, Mark Segal.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment in New York City, call 212-203-4826 or submit this brief form.