Pacific Reproductive Center
Pacific Reproductive Center is an infertility treatment clinic with 4 convenient locations in Southern California. We have been offering a range of infertility treatments for over 20 years with our experienced specialists delivering successful results.
The PRC Difference
At PRC we realize that the journey to seeking infertility treatment is an emotional one for couples. We are committed to making this journey as easy and convenient for you as possible. Our trained medical team will work for you and with you to deal with your individual challenges. Here is what you will get when you choose PRC as your treatment center:
- Success because we deliver results.
- Expertise because our doctors are highly trained in their respective fields.
- Personalized care because our team will give both medical and non-medical services and treatment.
- Insurance and cost options because we work with most major insurers and offer financing options.
- Treatment options because there are so many fertility therapies available.
- Holistic help to facilitate treatment and lifestyle changes to maximize the chance of success.
- Convenient locations in state-of-the-art facilities.
Meet Our Specialists
Dr. Riffat D. Salem
Dr. Salem has a doctorate in Neuroendocrinology along with two National Institute of Health Fellowships in the same field. He is a board certified member of the American College of Obstetrics And Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Shala. A. Salem
Dr. Shala Salem is a fertility specialist with training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an advocate of integrating body and mind for successful infertility treatment. Dr. Salem also emphasizes making nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being a part of patient treatment.
Dr. Sohila Zarandy
Dr. Zarandy holds a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is also a member of the American College of OBGYN and the American College of Surgeons.
Services and Procedures
At PRC we offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment choices for individuals and couples wishing to have a baby. The medical services at our clinics include:
- Diagnostic services
- Initial consultation
- Meetings to review previous treatments, procedures and to suggest options
- Basic and advanced testing to establish a diagnosis
- Free phone consultations
Fertility Treatments and Laboratory Services
- Ovulation induction
- Recurrent Pregnancy loss
- Semen Analysis
- Sperm freezing and storage
- Embryo freezing and storage
- Embryo transfer
- Assisted hatching
- Blastocyst culture and transfer
- Gynecological dysfunction treatment
- Ovulatory dysfunction
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Infertility related endometriosis
- Uterine fibroids
- Congenital pelvic abnormalities
At PRC we have the most sophisticated laboratories equipped with the latest equipment. Our labs are also staffed with a team of highly skilled embryologists and geneticists.
We also have an in-house Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization or aCGH lab and an in-house Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD lab. These facilities allow our specialists to screen for genetic abnormalities or to provide gender selection services.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories within the center help minimize the risk of misdiagnosis and reduce the cost of travel for our patients. This feature also helps make the timing of the treatment process more flexible and manageable for everyone.
Together, our IVF lab facility and expert embryologists allow us to attain some of the highest pregnancy rates in the nation.
Non-Medical Services At PRC
PRC also caters non-medical services like counseling and alternative therapies to its patients. Because infertility can be a major stress for individuals and couples, people can suffer from a sense of loss, stigma and diminished self-esteem. We work to help such patients during the assisted reproduction process. To do so, we offer:
We assess the psychological health of all personnel involved in the assisted reproductive treatment process. This includes intended parents, egg and sperm donors, surrogates and gestational carriers.
We administer individual and couple counseling. We also offer cognitive behavior group psychotherapy and support group therapy to increase the chance of success in treatment.
Acupuncture has been found helpful for couples trying to conceive as well as for individuals using IVF as a fertility option. The practice can help with certain medical conditions that may be impacting fertility in individuals. These may include thyroid problems, repeated pregnancy loss, spasmed tubes and stress.
Studies have shown that acupuncture increases the odds of pregnancy in women undergoing IVF treatment. This can be because acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus and relaxes uterine muscle tissue. Both these actions allow the fertilized egg to implant more easily.
Likewise, acupuncture is also considered useful for male infertility treatment. The practice has been observed to improve sperm motility and sperm count when done regularly. It can also improve the health and quality of sperm. Plus, acupuncture has also been associated with fewer sperm structural defects.
At PRC we know that every couple that comes to us has a different family situation. We do our best to help them by offering financial resources that can make fertility treatment possible.
For example, patients who do not have insurance coverage can benefit from our Cash Courtesy Pricing and Multiple Cycle Option Plans. Others with insurance can be assisted by our financial counselors to verify and maximize benefits.
To cut treatment costs, we will gladly accept diagnostic testing completed with a patient's primary care physician or OBGYN. If tests have been done in a timely manner and are within normal limits, this will eliminate the need to repeat them.
We also offer special financial considerations to military personnel, public safety officers, and teachers. Let us know during your consultation if your family belongs to any of these service professions.
Fertility Access Plan
This plan assists people with limited financial resources. The plan is open to families without insurance or with a combined income of less than $73,000. Within the plan, there is an option suited for everyone, which we can discuss during consultation.
Under the Fertility Access Plan, packages are available for the following services:
- IUI- natural or clomid cycle or injectable cycle
- Cash courtesy -single cycle IVF
- Cash courtesy -options plan IVF
- Refund option plan
- Frozen embryo transfer
- Array comparative genomic hybridization
Pacific Reproductive Center 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)
Pacific Reproductive Center IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Reproductive Center in TORRANCE, CA performed 200 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||112||37||31||13||5||2|
|Live births (%)||66.1||56.8||41.9||3 / 13||0 / 5||0 / 2|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Reproductive Center in TORRANCE, CA performed 42 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||24||5||9||2||1||1|
|Live births (%)||75.0||4 / 5||3 / 9||1 / 2||0 / 1||1 / 1|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Reproductive Center in TORRANCE, CA performed 9 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 5 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|
|Fresh Embryos||9||8 / 9|
|Frozen Embryos||5||3 / 5|