Would Bay IVF Be the Best Fertility Clinic for You?
There are several excellent reproductive medicine centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and you will be tasked with a decision to choose among them. You will be deciding between university-based, hospital-based, and non-hospital setting fertility clinics.
How comfortable you feel with a clinic’s staff and the physician during your treatment can have an impact on your outcome. The female partner’s level of stress during treatment plays a significant role influencing the probability of success.
Try to select a fertility clinic devoted to you as a person, not just to your treatment alone. This may not be easy, and you may need to rely on your intuition to guide you.
Start with exploring websites of several fertility clinics. Their content was written by, or agreed to, by the clinic’s physician(s). Read "below the surface" in addition to the medical information provided. What kind of feeling do you get? Does the flow of information make sense to you? Is it easy to follow? Is the website well organized? These all may be hints of the type of medical care you will receive.
After you have explored websites of several fertility clinics, select two or three centers, give them a call, and get a feel from the response you receive. Did they take the time to find out about you and your condition, or was the phone conversation rushed and felt impersonal?
Schedule your new patient visit at a clinic that "feels the best," but do not hesitate to see a different center if your initial consultation did not seem to be a good fit. It will be money and effort well spent.
The following points highlight what distinguishes Bay IVF. Use them to "pre-screen" us for a good fit.
The Bay IVF team is very experienced. We have been providing advanced reproductive treatments since co-founding Stanford University IVF Clinic in 1985.
High probability of success
We have seen close to two thousand babies born. We will help you reach your highest possible pregnancy probability.
We are candidly honest
At your initial consultation, you will receive a realistic, non-inflated, personal probability of success for your treatment. As your treatment progresses, you will get updates of your pregnancy probability.
Exceptional medical care
Your ovarian and endometrial stimulation, ultrasound examinations, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer will be performed by Dr. Polansky, sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and selected by his peers as one of the country’s top Reproductive Endocrinologists (US News & World Report).
Unrivaled patient care
We provide a very supportive, stress-reducing, and caring environment in a non-hospital setting. If you have been apprehensive about seeing an infertility specialist, we are the clinic for you!
Outstanding IVF laboratory
Our IVF & Andrology laboratory is headed by Eve Shen who was influential in developing one of the first IVF centers in the US. Subsequently, she was invited by Stanford University to establish their IVF program. Our state-of-the-art laboratory holds multiple accreditations verifying that it meets and exceeds the highest standards of excellence.
Our clinic is recognized for its superb and discreet patient communication. You will always be kept informed about the progress of your testing and treatment.
You will find our team readily available by phone or via email 24/7. When calling our clinic, you will be greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable team member ready to assist you with your needs. If you prefer email contact, you will always receive a prompt response. Any documents attached to your emails that contain medical information will be password protected.
Natural approach to infertility treatments
Our natural approach to reproductive care attempts to simulate natural conception as closely as possible. You should be able to continue your everyday activities during your treatment.
The health of your eggs and sperm plays a pivotal role in your treatment’s outcome. You can optimize your fertility potential by closely following our lifestyle recommendations.
Gentle ovarian stimulation
We emphasize high egg quality rather than egg quantity while minimizing the probability of ovarian hyperstimulation.
We use very comfortable "twilight" sedation for egg retrieval procedures. This eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia.
The number of office visits and the time you spend in our clinic will be minimized without compromising your outcome.
Very competitive fee structure
We believe that becoming pregnant should be an enjoyable experience, not a financial burden. We strive to reduce the financial impact of your infertility treatments. Your overall cost of reproductive care should be appreciably less than the prevailing fees at other clinics.
We are located in a residential neighborhood of Palo Alto across the street from Stanford University campus. There is easy access from both highways 101 and 280.
Please use the following links to learn about reproductive treatments at Bay IVF and to request a consultation.