Why choose Oregon Reproductive Medicine
Oregon Fertility Center is a world class fertility clinic that has been operating since 1989. The center offers individuals and couples a variety of treatment options for addressing infertility issues.
Meet the Doctors
Brandon J. Bankowsi
Dr. Bankowski is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with a lot of experience in IVF and genomics. He has been associated with ORM since 2005 and works to improve the genetic health of his patients. His areas of expertise include screening and preimplantation genetic testing.
Elizabeth A. Barbieri
Dr. Barbieri is a board certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She has been with ORM since 2009 and possesses extensive expertise in IVF. Her areas of interest include genetic aetiologies of infertility, PGD and egg freezing.
Thomas E. Fisher
Dr. Fisher is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility specialist. Dr. Fisher is also a former ORM patient, giving him first hand insight into what the center has to offer. This has made working at the clinic an experience where he can connect with patients on a more personal level.
John S. Hesla
Dr. Hesla has board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology specializing in the treatment of endocrine and infertility issues. He has been with the center since 1999 as the Cofounder of its IVF program.
Amanda K. Hurliman
Dr. Hurliman is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility expert. She has been with ORM since 2013. Dr. Hurliman specializes in advanced hysteroscopy surgery and is a strong advocate for proactive egg freezing.
Services and Procedures
ORM provides a thorough evaluation of all patients' fertility health. For female patients the following will be considered:
- Medical and reproductive history
- Complete physical examination
- Study of uterine cavity
- Sonohystogram or recent HSG
- Blood work
- Follicle count
For male patients the following will be evaluated:
- Medical and reproductive histroy
- Semen analysis
- Sperm function test
- Blood work
Patients will also need to have testing done in the following areas:
- Ovarian reserve testing
- Uterine evaluation
- Transvaginal pelvic sonogram
With IUI, specially prepared sperm is placed directly into the woman's uterus around ovulation. This eliminates the path that the sperm would otherwise take to the uterus and improves the chance of pregnancy.
IVF is the most advanced and effective fertility treatment available. The procedure involves fertilizing a woman's eggs with sperm in a laboratory instead of inside the fallopian tube.
The egg freezing program at ORM allows ample time for family planning for patients. The same also gives women undergoing cancer treatment a chance to preserve their fertility before starting treatment.
Fertility specialists at ORM can fast track the entire process of egg freezing at a discounted rate. After an appointment with the physician to discuss options, medications can start immediately. These medications are provided free of charge.
ORM has a genomics program that uses new genetic technology to improve treatment outcomes. The ORM genomics program offers the following services:
- Genetic carrier screening
- Genetic counselling
- Donor egg
At ORM patients get a chance to focus on the Mind, Body Spirit aspect of treatment as well. ORM staff combines conventional treatments with natural products, Mind Body practices and whole health systems. Integrative medicine practices at ORM offer the following services:
Supplements can help patients’ fertility issues. ORM doctors recommend that every patient have their case evaluated and take supplements based on their unique condition.
The acupuncture team is available seven days a week and helps patients reduce stress and anxiety. Doctors at ORM recommend starting treatment at the Sam time as other treatments and continuing it through the cycle for best results.
- Mind Body Programs
Programs such as TCM, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy and naturopathy can ease the stress of treatment. There is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course available to all ORM patients.
- Fertility Counseling
As part of the Integrative Medicine program, ORM also offers patients complementary counseling sessions with their in house psychologists.
LGBTQ Biological Parenting
- Lesbian Couples
Same sex female partners can decide on one partner to carry the pregnancy and select a sperm donor. A single woman need only select a sperm donor. Treatment starts with the basic option of IUI but if that does not work, then others like IVF will be considered.
- Male Gay Couples
Men wishing to start a family can use a donor egg and gestational carrier. Gay couples can decide which partner will use his sperm in IVF procedures to have a biological link with the resulting embryo.
Gestational surrogacy allows a woman to carry a pregnancy on behalf of another individual or couple. She has no biological link to the child she carries. ORM provides gestational surrogacy services to its clients with outstanding success rates.
Egg Donor Program
ORM gives support to patients when they need to select an egg donor. The egg donor program at the facility gives intended parents a large selection of donors to consider. All donors are healthy and intensely screened.
Embryo Donation Program and Sperm Bank
ORM also runs an embryo donation program which is highly successful. Potential recipients are patients who have been unsuccessful at conceiving via IVF using their own eggs or sperm.
Patients registered with ORM can seek the assistance and guidance of their financial counselors to navigate insurance matters. The medical billing and insurance specialists are available to answer any queries and concerns patients may have. The procedure is as follows:
- After reviewing their insurance policy, patients can contact the insurance company to help understand benefits.
- The next step is to schedule a new patient appointment with ORM and provide the financial team with insurance information.
- The billing team at ORM will verify the level of coverage with the insurance company.
- TheORM team will answer any questions regarding coverage and explain details.
Prosper Healthcare Lending
ORM has teamed up with Prosper Healthcare Lending for fertility treatment financing. The company specializes in fertility financing with the following benefits:
- Quick loan decisions
- No risk process
- 100 % confidential
- Preapproval does not affect credit
Oregon Reproductive Medicine Services and Profile
- Donor egg services (Yes)
- Donor embryo services (Yes)
- ART for single women (Yes)
- Gestational carrier services (Yes)
- Embryo cryopreservation services (Yes)
- SART member (Yes)
- Verified lab accreditation (Yes)
Oregon Reproductive Medicine IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Oregon Reproductive Medicine in PORTLAND, OR performed 332 fresh nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||137||77||61||29||16||12|
|Live births (%)||63.0||64.7||2 / 11||1 / 5||0 / 2|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Oregon Reproductive Medicine in PORTLAND, OR performed 394 frozen nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||156||94||92||39||8||5|
|Live births (%)||63.7||71.3||62.2||60.6||4 / 6||1 / 2|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Oregon Reproductive Medicine in PORTLAND, OR performed 54 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 293 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|