Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago's IVF and Egg Donor Success Rates
Exceed National Average for 12th Consecutive Year
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology has released 2008 data on U.S. fertility clinics'
success rates for in vitro fertilization and egg donation programs. These statistics show that the
Advanced Fertility of Chicago, with offices in Gurnee and Crystal Lake, Illinois, has success
rates that are among the highest in the U.S.
Gurnee, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2010 -- According to the newly released Society for Assisted Reproductive
Technology (SART) 2008 IVF success rate report, the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago's egg donation
program achieved a 79% live birth rate per embryo transfer in 2008 -- a rate 43% higher than the national average
"This is the highest success rate our egg donor program has ever achieved, thanks to incremental improvements
that we made over the course of many years," says AFCC Medical Director Richard Sherbahn, MD, a board
certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. "And our in vitro fertilization program live birth
rate of 57% per egg retrieval in women under age 35 is also significantly higher than the national average success
rate of 45%.
"In the United States, it's very easy for patients to investigate success rates for all fertility clinics," Dr. Sherbahn
explains. "The SART report is released on the web every year and is available to the public. Each clinic has its
own listing page showing its live birth success rates." SART is an organization dedicated to the practice of IVF in
"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a U.S. government agency, also reports fertility clinics' IVF success
rates each year," he adds. "By law, every U.S. fertility clinic must report its success rate data annually to the
CDC. Not many consumers are aware of this government report.
"The SART and CDC reports give consumers two central sources for clinic success rates for IVF and egg
donation," says Dr. Sherbahn. "These repor