Best IVF Clinic
Bay IVF - Advanced Reproductive Care                                Palo Alto  650-322-0500


Would Bay IVF Be the Best IVF Clinic for You?

There are several excellent fertility clinics in the San Francisco-San Jose Bay Area. How will you go about choosing the best fertility clinic for your treatment? You will be deciding among university-based, hospital-based, and clinic-based fertility centers.

How comfortable you feel with a clinic’s staff and the physician during your treatment can have an impact on your outcome. In addition, the female partner's level of stress during treatment can play a significant role in 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 in the selection of the best IVF clinic for you.

Start with exploring the 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 exploring the clinics' websites, select two or three centers, call them 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 see whether we would be your best clinic for IVF.


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.

Exceptional medical care

Your ovarian and endometrial stimulation, ultrasound examinations, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer will be performed by Dr. Polansky, board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Polansky was 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 its IVF program. Our state-of-the-art laboratory holds multiple accreditations verifying that it meets and exceeds the highest standards of excellence.

Excellent Communication

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.

A 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.

Conscious sedation

We use very comfortable "twilight" sedation for egg retrieval procedures. This eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia.

Treatment efficiency

The number of office visits and your time 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.

Convenient location

We are located in a residential neighborhood of Palo Alto across the street from the Stanford University campus. There is easy access from both highways 101 and 280.


Please use the following links to learn about Bay IVF's reproductive treatments and to request a consultation.



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