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SOCIETY HILL REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

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Address:
822 Pine St, Suite 4B, Philadelphia,PA 19107
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Why choose Society Hill Reproductive Medicine

SHRM is a Philadelphia based infertility treatment center working to uncover barriers to achieve successful pregnancies. The center offers a number of diagnostic procedures and?therapies to treat patients. Each case receives treatment recommendations based on their unique circumstances and situation.The center encourages all patients along with their partners to come in for the?initial consultation. At this time all medical records and?history will be evaluated. Patients will get a chance to meet with the practicing physician and fertility nurse specialist. They can ask any questions or address any concerns they may have about their case.?SHRM requires that all patients bring the following to their initial consult:

  • Completed patient questionnaires
  • Genetic questionnaires
  • Medical records for both partners
  • Previous fertility evaluation or treatment information
  • Insurance information and identification for individuals and couples
  • A referral from the primary care physician, if needed

Meet the Team

Maureen KellyDr. Kelly is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is also board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.Dana TillotsonMs. Tillotson is the Director of Clinical Care at SHRM. She holds national certification in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Nursing. Ms. Tillotson has more than 20 years of experience in this field and is well acquainted with all areas of infertility treatment.Bet FergusonBet Ferguson is the Andrology and Endocrine Laboratory Medical Technologist at SHRM. He holds certification in specialized lab work in Reproductive Endocrinology. He has over two decades of experience in conducting hormonal assays, specimen preparations, and semen cryopreservation.Danielle ReigelMs. Reigel carries out?the administrative and billing responsibilities at SHRM. She provides support to the center's doctors and staff in her daily dealings. Her responsibilities include scheduling and maintaining medical records.

Services and Procedures

Initial Fertility EvaluationBefore diagnostic treatment?begins, SHRM will conduct an initial infertility evaluation. This evaluation will include?hormonal testing, uterine and fallopian tube testing for female patients. There will be a?semen analysis done for male patients.

  • Hormonal testingcan help determine the reasons for ovulation inconsistencies. It can also help map out the likely quality of eggs being released.
  • Uterus and fallopian tube testingis done using procedures like Hysterosalpingogram, Sonogram or Hysteroscopy.
  • Semen Analysisassesses the concentration, morphology, motility and progression of sperm.

Diagnosis and Treatment?The first step in overcoming infertility is to establish the cause of the problem. Once a diagnosis gets?established, SHRM staff will explore all applicable treatment options.?Since not all patients need advanced procedures to treat infertility issues, simpler options will be considered first. These can include the following:

  • Ovulation Induction - this is one of the most commonly indicted treatments for infertility. Fertility drugs are used to stimulate egg production during the treatment cycle.
  • IUI is often used along with ovulation induction. IUI involves placing sperm into a woman's uterus, bypassing the cervix. This is most often done where there may be an issue with sperm motility.
  • Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It is administered under general anesthesia to inspect and correct any pelvic abnormalities.
  • Hysteroscopy is another type of basic surgery where physicians inspect the inside of the uterus. The procedure helps detect problems like fibroids, polyps, scarring or others growths.

Assisted Reproductive TechnologiesWhen simpler treatment options do not work, patients will consult with their doctor to find a suitable solution that can help them conceive. SHRM offers a number of ART or Assisted Reproductive Technologies to help patients achieve their dream of parenthood.Depending on the diagnosis, the doctor will recommend any one of the following options:

  • IVFis an ART procedure involving ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization,?and embryo transfer.?The procedure involves retrieving the eggs and sperm from partners and combing them in a lab setting before placing them back in the uterus.
  • Blastocyst?transferis a specialized IVF technique that facilitates embryo development in the lab. Embryos are allowed to develop to the day 5 or day 6 stage known as the blastocyst stage. This additional growth allows embryologists to monitor the health and development of embryos. It also helps them decide which embryos are the most suited for implantation.
  • ICSI is an advanced treatment procedure most suitable for male factor infertility. In this procedure, an embryologist injects a sperm directly into the cytoplasm of an egg using a micro needle. Using this treatment method, male patients with moderate to severe infertility issues can benefit. Even those with no sperm during ejaculation can hope to conceive using ICSI. In these cases, sperm is obtained through aspiration or testicular biopsy.
  • Assisted hatchingis also used at?SHRM?to help patients achieve?a successful pregnancy. With this technique, a small opening is made in the outer layer of the embryo just before its transfer to the uterus. This helps in stimulating hatching and implantation.
  • Cryopreservationis used to freeze high quality embryos not used in an IVF cycle. SHRM offers this option to patients who may wish to preserve their fertility for future use. Patients may decide to do so to before an age related decline in egg quality occurs, or if they are about to start cancer treatment.

Egg Donor ProgramSHRM also runs an egg donor program. This program?caters to female patients who are not able to produce their own eggs. Or when the eggs provided are of diminished quality and not viable for fertilization.The process involves eggs taken from a donor's ovaries and fertilized in a lab with the sperm. The sperm may be from the recipient*s partner or from a sperm donor. Once fertilized, the embryos are placed in the recipient*s uterus.The SHRM Egg Donation Program uses healthy donors from all ethnic backgrounds. Donors undergo extensive screening before being accepted into the program.

Financial Options

Arc Fertility ProgramSHRM has partnered with Arc Fertility Program to offer financial solutions to patients. This program provides monthly payment options and shared risk refund guarantees.Livestrong Sharing Hope ProgramThis program helps cancer patients looking for fertility preservation services.

Society Hill Reproductive Medicine Services and Profile

  • Whether clinic has donor egg program (Yes)
  • Whether clinic has donated embryo program (Yes)
  • Whether clinic has embryo cryopreservation program (Yes)
  • Whether clinic has egg cryopreservation program (Yes)
  • Clinic services for single women (Yes)
  • Clinic services for using gestational carriers (Yes)
  • Whether clinic is SART member (Yes)
  • Embryo laboratory accreditation status (Yes)
  • SOCIETY HILL REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (PHILADELPHIA, PA) IVF Success Rates

    (All reports are based on the latest CDC fertility success rates data.)

    Total number of IVF cycles

    Medical DirectorAll IVF Cycles<35 Cycles35-37 Cycles38-40 Cycles41-42 Cycles≥43 Cycles
    Maureen P. Kelly, MD14352532684

    Nondonor Eggs Number of transfers

    Age under 35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43
    2311321

    Average number of transfers per intended retrieval

    Age <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43
    1.00.31.0

    Nondonor Eggs Live Birth Rates

    Age under 35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43
    47.8

    Donor IVF Number of Transfers

    Donor, Fresh emb, Fresh eggDonor, Fresh emb, Frozen eggDonor, Frozen embryoDonated embryo
    25

    Donor IVF Live Birth Rates

    Donor, Fresh emb, Fresh eggDonor, Fresh emb, Frozen eggDonor, Frozen embryoDonated embryo

    Pct transfers using gestational carrier

    Age <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43All ages
    10.03

    Pct transfers using frozen embryos

    Age <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43All ages
    79.280.075.9

    Pct transfers of at least one embryo with ICSI

    Age <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age 41-42Age ≥43All ages
    7545.066.7

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