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San Diego Fertility Center (San Diego, CA)

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11515 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego,CA92130

San Diego Fertility Center

San Diego Fertility Center is a fertility center with technical expertise and proven successful outcomes. The doctors and physicians at the center have a collective experience of more than 70 years in diagnosing and treating infertility.

At SDFC we realize that struggling to get pregnant can be one of life's most challenging experiences. Couples fear not being able to have a biological child and are prepared to undergo invasive treatments to have a family.

But we can make that experience easy and comfortable for you by making the best health care decisions for you and your family.

What Does SDFC Offer For Infertility Treatment

SDFC clinics have 3 convenient locations in San Diego where you can find supportive care for your needs. At these locations we have:

  • IVF Laboratory

SDFC offers comprehensive services for diagnosis and infertility treatment. We have top embryologists working in our nationally certified embryology lab. Our lab is open year round and includes services in all fields of Assisted Reproductive Technology.

The lab is accredited by CAP making it a part of an exclusive group of laboratories in the country. Our accreditation also guarantees that we meet the highest standards of professional excellence.

  • Andrology Laboratory

Our fully accredited lab offers a vast range of diagnostic testing of male infertility issues. We provide quick test results for our patients with our services including:

  • Semen Analysis
  • Sperm Viability Testing
  • Sperm Cryopreservation
  • Sperm Preparation for IUI
  • And much more.
  • Del Mar Surgery Center

This is an outstanding facility for ambulatory surgical care. At this location we ensure that all patients receive the highest care and quality in a comfortable setting. Our surgery center staff comprises of board certified anesthesiologists, trained nurses and qualified ACLS.

  • Cutting Edge Research

The SDFC Research Department began operating in 1995 and has been active in carrying out clinical trials. We work with different pharmaceutical companies with a focus on IVF and IUI techniques. If interested, some of our qualified patients may be able to participate.

  • Successful Outcomes

SDFC can proudly report bringing 4000 babies into the world since its opening in 1989. We also enjoy a high number of pregnancies and live births per transfer. SDFC's success rates exceed the national average and has been recognized by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Meet the Team

SDFC is proud to have an exceptional team of fertility doctors and staff who collaborate to deliver the best fertility care for every patient.

SDFC was founded by Dr. William P. Hummel who is a board certified fertility doctor. Under his leadership, SDFC pioneered the technology of blastocyst embryo transfer. This technology raises the success of reproductive treatment while lowering the chance of multiple births.

Dr. Hummel is joined by Dr. L. Michael Kettel at SDFC who is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Other medical team members are Dr. Susanna J. Park, Dr. Sandy S. Chaun, Dr. Brooke Friedman, Dr. Said Daneshmand and Dr. Jeffrey S. Rakoff.

Together this group of qualified individuals takes a team approach in working towards building a family for couples in need. Both Dr. Hummel and Dr. Kettel have been voted best doctors in America as well as best doctors in San Diego.

Treatment and Procedures

Patients at SDFC benefit daily from the expertise and insight contributed by every member of the medical team. From the initial consultation to the end of the treatment, our team works to provide the most effective treatment in the most effective manner.

Fertility Consultation

The process at SDFC starts with a fertility consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility specialist. During the meeting, past medical history and records will be reviewed alongside a pelvic ultrasound, if needed.

Diagnosis Establishment

For couples and individuals where infertility is present, establishing a diagnosis is crucial. Once established, fertility treatment plans are formulated and patients are involved in the decision making process.

Patients can choose the treatment pathway most suitable and cost effective for them.

Treatment Options

Some infertility treatment options that patients can consider at SDFC include the following:

  • IUI
  • IVF
  • ICSI
  • Egg Donation
  • Sperm Donation
  • Surrogacy
  • PGD
  • PGS
  • eSET & Embryo Grading
  • Egg Freezing
  • Genetic Testing
  • Male Infertility
  • LGBT family building
  • Third Party Reproduction Services

Financing Options

Flexible Financing Plans

At SDFC we believe that financial obstacles should never get in the way of building a family. That is why we have collaborated with other financing partners to offer solutions to meet the cost of infertility treatment.

You will also find that we offer way more financing options than other fertility treatment centers. You can choose one that suits your circumstances best.


CapexMD offers easy loan processes and competitive rates for fertility treatment. The company specializes in providing financing services for all fertility treatment options. There are different loan programs available with one to suit your needs.

Once approved, financial loan specialists are available to work with your fertility center. They will make sure that funds are secured before treatment begins.

Prosper Health Lending

Prosper Health Lending provides fertility treatment financing options that offer immediate decisions without affecting your credit. You can secure long term loans for lower monthly payments and there is no collateral required.

There is a fast and easy loan inquiry process that is 100% confidential. Financing options cover all fertility expenses including medications, treatments and procedures.

Fertility LifeLines

Together SDFC and Fertility Lifelines offer the Compassionate Care Program that provides free medication to eligible patients. Patients need to qualify first, but all details are handled by Fertility LifeLines.

Insurance Coverage

Our financial counsellors will work with your insurance provider to check for benefits. On your end, you will need to make sure that you have the correct authorizations before you start any treatment plan.

Discount IVF Cycle Packages

SDFC offers several fee-for-service packages to meet their patients' needs. This options allows patients to purchase a package before starting the cycle so they can avoid costs for individual services.

Third Party Global Packages

SDFC has devised third party global packages where egg donor and gestational surrogate cycles costs are involved. This covers all costs for screening, treating and monitoring donors, surrogates and intended parents.

San Diego Fertility 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)

San Diego Fertility Center IVF Success Rates

Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,San Diego Fertility Center in SAN DIEGO, CA performed 300 fresh nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.

Number of cycles108645942207
Live births (%)34.821.729.60 / 121 / 60 / 1

Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,San Diego Fertility Center in SAN DIEGO, CA performed 311 frozen nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.

Number of cycles135864829103
Live births (%)35.732.134.119.22 / 101 / 3

Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates

In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,San Diego Fertility Center in SAN DIEGO, CA performed 158 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 347 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Donor EggsNumber of cyclesLive births (%)
Fresh Embryos15858.1
Frozen Embryos34736.7