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1241 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 100, Foster City,CA 94404


Total Number of IVF Cycles

Clinic Success Rates Report
During The Year 2018
Medical Director Christo G. Zouves, MD
Total Number IVF Cycles 781
Total IVF Cycles at Age<35 139
Total IVF Cycles at Age 35-37 215
Total IVF Cycles at Age 38-40 215
Total IVF Cycles at Age 41-42 105
Total IVF Cycles at Age≥43 107

Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

Nondonor Eggs Success Rates Age under 35 Age 35-37 Age 38-40 Age 41-42 Age ≥43
Number of transfers 71 70 51 22 *
Ave number transfers 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.1
Live Birth Rates 47.9% 42.9% 31.4% 40.9% * / *

Donor IVF Success Rates

Donor Success Rates Donor, Fresh emb, Fresh egg Donor, Fresh emb, Frozen egg Donor, Frozen embryo Donated embryo
Number of transfers 0 7 82 0
Live Birth Rates * / 7 35.4%

Rates of IVF Cycle Characteristics

Rates of characteristics Age <35 Age 35-37 Age 38-40 Age 41-42 Age ≥43 All ages
IVF using gestational carrier 5.4% 19.6% 9.2% 4.2% 30.2% 14.0%
IVF using frozen embryos 100.0% 100.0% 99.0% 97.9% 90.6% 98.0%
IVF with ICSI 98.2% 91.2% 84.7% 70.8% 50.9% 81.8%
IVF with PGT 100.0% 100.0% 98.0% 91.7% 86.8% 96.4%

Zouves Fertility Center

Dr. Zouves is a well-known name in reproductive medicine in the San Francisco area. The doctor with his team performs the latest fertility treatments with the most advanced techniques. He is known for his progressive attitude to fertility solutions which help in the success of assisting families reach their personal goals.Zouves Fertility Center provides fertility treatments including IVF, gestational surrogacy, fertility preservation and more. Since its inception in 1999, the center has helped countless couples with infertility treatments.The medical team at the Zouves Fertility Center takes a progressive approach to fertility. The team works by combining current technological advancements with holistic procedures in realizing individual and family goals.

What to Expect At the Zouves Fertility Center

Getting started at Zouves Fertility Clinic is easy with the utmost care given to individual needs. There is a step-by-step process that takes all patients through a treatment cycle. All steps are customised to the patient ‘s specific needs and include the following:

  • During the Initial Intake, you will communicate your needs and expectations with a ZFC Patient Services Representative. Together both parties will help develop a basic clinical profile and the representative will schedule the initial consultation.
  • This will bring you to your Physician Telephone Conversationwhere Dr. Zouves will review your medical history. At this stage he will also suggest a plan of action.
  • The next step of the process involves a Clinical Coordinator Consultation. Here the ZFC coordinator will review the treatment recommended for your case. They will also outline any necessary testing and forward all information to get started. The clinical coordinator will also be responsible for explaining recommended procedures clearly and answering any questions.
  • The next step is a Financial Discussionwith a Financial Coordinator. The coordinator will review all applicable plans and packages with you.
  • All patients have to undergo a Mandatory Genetic Risk Assessment. This assessment helps evaluate family history and determine any genetic risks.
  • There is a Stress Management Consultationbefore treatment begins. The same also occurs after retreatment has ended. If you have any issues with stress management, our clinical counselor will be available to help you out.
  • A Cycle Start Datewill be assigned to you. At this stage of the process, your care is handed over to the center's in-cycle nurses who will work with you through cycle completion.

Services and Procedures

At the Zouves Fertility Center, medical and holistic assistance is provided to patients with Dr. Zouves' approach of Maximum Science and Optimum Health. This includes the following services:Testing services include:

  • CCS or comprehensive chromosomal screening can help determine which embryos are chromosomally normal.
  • Immunologyinvestigates the case of recurrent pregnancy loss or repeated failure with IFV treatment.
  • Single gene disordersscreens both partners since both the egg and sperm providers may be carriers of a single gene disorder.

Infertility treatment includes:

  • Conventional IVF
  • IVF with delayed transfer
  • Egg banking for IVF
  • Donor egg and surrogacy
  • Male infertility
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • OHSS
  • Egg freezing

All these procedures are carried out at the IVF laboratory at the Zouves Fertility Center. The laboratory features the latest equipment and incubation systems to maintain temperature, humidity and gas atmosphere of eggs and embryos.The laboratory is CAP accredited, a recognition issued by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the American College of American Pathologists or CAP. The center is also accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality for Evaluating and Improving Health Care Quality.

Doctors and Team

Dr. ZouvesDr. Zouves is a leader in the field of reproductive technology since 1984. He has provided infertility solutions to many couples helping them achieve their dreams of parenthood.Dr. Zouves is a Canadian certified OB/GYN and received training at the University Of British Columbia in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology. There he served at the university's IVF program in the capacity of Medical Director. From there he made San Francisco his home and opened the Zouves Fertility Centre in 1999.Dr. Frank BarnesDr. Frank Barnes is the Laboratory Director at the Zouves Center. In the late 1970s he initiated his career in Reproductive Science. With his work at the Zouves Center, Dr. Barnes is busy innovating and instituting technologies that work to better pregnancy outcomes. He works on embryo protocols, ICSI, embryo and egg cryopreservation and CCS.Shelley TarnoffisShelley Tarnoffis a licensed Therapist who deals with Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. She is also an Attorney in Family Law and is experienced in the areas of adoption and infertility.At the center, Ms. Tarnoffis works with individuals to arrange psychological assessments. These assessments are planned for gestational carriers and ovum donors. She also interviews intended parents.Ms. Tarnoffis is also responsible for developing legal contracts needed when third party parenting is involved.Amy VanceAmy Vance is a board certified Genetic Counsellor and has been providing counselling services since 1991. She has considerable clinical experience in the field of Reproductive Medicine and Genetic Donor Evaluation.Ms. Vance's also works with family history and risk management for couples and donors before IVF treatment.

Pricing and Financial Options

Because fertility treatment is expensive, patients registered at the Zouves Fertility Clinic can choose financial alternatives to control the cost.The following pricing details will give you an idea of how to approach financing optionsEgg Freezing Plans

Single cycle $8,420
Two cycles $15,500
Three cycles $22,500

IVF Services

Conventional IVF $9,700
IVF with Delayed Transfer $14,840
Donor Egg IVF or Surrogate IVF $14,840
Donor Egg IVF and Surrogacy IVF $12,285
Donor Egg IVF (Frozen eggs) $9,630

IVF Option Plan

Women under the age of 38 $16,080

IVF Financial Assistance PlanMale factor

ICSI $2,650
TESE $3,250

General Payment PolicyFull payment is due one week prior to starting medications.You should also be aware that there are additional costs associated with each plan. Your financial advisor can give you all the details during your financial consultation.Every patient will have the opportunity to get all the details before making a decision to proceed with the treatment.

Zouves Fertility Center Services and Profile

Services and profile Yes/No
Whether clinic has donor egg program No
Whether clinic has embryo cryopreservation program No
Whether clinic has donated embryo 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

* IVF success reports are based on the latest CDC data published in May 2020 (Final 2018 Data).
* Learn about success rate and definition. Read: What Is IVF Success Rate?