Location and Contact Information

We’d love to hear from you!

We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience at Bay IVF as pleasant as possible.

Call or Text Us: 650-322-0500

General Info

Monday8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday8:30 am – 4:30 pm

24/7 Support

For treatment procedures and direct contact with the nurses and Dr. Polansky

  • During our regular working hours, please give us a call. You will always be greeted by one of our team members.
  • If you happen to call after hours, the Bay IVF answering service will assist you and, if necessary, will notify one of our staff to return your call promptly.
  • For non-urgent matters, please leave a message with the answering service, and we will respond to you on the next business day.
  • If you do not require an immediate response, please email us at care@BayIVF.com. We prioritize responding to all emails as soon as possible, typically within eight business hours of receiving your email.
  • If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please don’t hesitate to call us to ensure that your email has been received.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Polansky

Online (free) or In-Person

Call or Text Us: 650-322-0500

You can also complete the form below to request your initial consultation

    Next Step: One of our coordinators will call you for information about your reproductive history and to schedule your appointment.

    Bay IVF is located in a residential neighborhood in Palo Alto across the street from the Stanford University campus.

    Meet Your Doctor

    • Dr. Polansky received his medical diploma from Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, in 1978.
    • After completing his OB/GYN residency at Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO, he graduated from the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship at Stanford University in 1985.
    • In the same year, he co-founded the Stanford IVF Clinic.
    • Dr. Polansky obtained board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1986 and became REI subspecialty board certified in 1988.
    • In 1987, he left Stanford University and established Nova IVF.
    • In 2011, he founded Bay IVF, where he provides advanced fertility treatments with a holistic approach, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques.
    • Dr. Polansky personally performs ultrasound examinations, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and ovarian and endometrial stimulations for his patients.
    • He is deeply committed to his patients and freely shares his cell phone number, ensuring accessibility and availability 24/7.

    Frank Polansky, M.D.

    Initial Appointment Questions

    When you call to schedule your consultation, one of our Front Office Coordinators will ask you a short series of questions regarding your reproductive history.

    • Your name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your height
    • Your weight
    • Do you know which treatment you plan to have?
    • How many times have you been pregnant?
    • For each of your pregnancies, what was the conception date? (month and year)
    • What was the outcome?
    • Were the pregnancies with your current partner?
    • If known, what is the cause of your infertility?
    • What is your average cycle length? (number of days between onsets of your periods)
    • Are you currently taking any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Are you allergic to any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Your partner’s name (if applicable)
    • Your partner’s date of birth (if applicable)
    • What is the length of your relationship with your current partner? (years and months)
    • When was the last time either of you used any contraception?
    • Is the male partner currently taking any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Is the male partner allergic to any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • What is the total number of pregnancies the male partner has ever caused?
    • Has the male partner ever caused a pregnancy without the ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) procedure?
    • Has the male partner had a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal?
    • If available, for each Semen Analysis, please give the date (day, month, and year), volume, concentration (sperm count), percentage of motile sperm, and percentage of morphologically normal sperm.
    • Have you ever had any treatment for, or problems with, your lungs, heart, blood and blood vessels, breasts, digestive system, genito-urinary system, thyroid disease, diabetes, or neurological disorder? (female partner only)
    • For each X-ray of your uterus and Fallopian tubes (hysterosalpingogram), laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, or laparotomy, please give the procedure date (day, month, and year) and the findings.
    • If available, for each FSH, LH, estradiol (estrogen, E2), and AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) test you have had, please give the date of the test (day, month, and year) and the result.
    • Have you done any intrauterine inseminations (IUI)? If yes, how many?
    • Have you had ovarian stimulation with injectable medications?
    • For each IVF treatment you have had, please provide the following information if available: Date (month and year), the dose of medications to stimulate your ovaries, your highest estrogen level, number of ovarian follicles that developed, number of eggs retrieved, whether ICSI was done, number of embryos available, number of embryos transferred, number of embryos frozen, and the treatment outcome.
    • Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If yes, how many cigarettes a day during the last three months? (Please remember that you must not smoke during your treatment.)

    This is Erica

    She will be providing you with exceptional support throughout your treatment journey at Bay IVF.

    Listen to a typical conversation between Erica and a new patient.
    • Your name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your height
    • Your weight
    • Do you know which treatment you plan to have?
    • How many times have you been pregnant?
    • For each of your pregnancies, what was the conception date? (month and year)
    • What was the outcome?
    • Were the pregnancies with your current partner?
    • If known, what is the cause of your infertility?
    • What is your average cycle length? (number of days between onsets of your periods)
    • Are you currently taking any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Are you allergic to any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Your partner’s name (if applicable)
    • Your partner’s date of birth (if applicable)
    • What is the length of your relationship with your current partner? (years and months)
    • When was the last time either of you used any contraception?
    • Is the male partner currently taking any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • Is the male partner allergic to any medications? If yes, which ones?
    • What is the total number of pregnancies the male partner has ever caused?
    • Has the male partner ever caused a pregnancy without the ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) procedure?
    • Has the male partner had a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal?
    • If available, for each Semen Analysis, please give the date (day, month, and year), volume, concentration (sperm count), percentage of motile sperm, and percentage of morphologically normal sperm.
    • Have you ever had any treatment for, or problems with, your lungs, heart, blood and blood vessels, breasts, digestive system, genito-urinary system, thyroid disease, diabetes, or neurological disorder? (female partner only)
    • For each X-ray of your uterus and Fallopian tubes (hysterosalpingogram), laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, or laparotomy, please give the procedure date (day, month, and year) and the findings.
    • If available, for each FSH, LH, estradiol (estrogen, E2), and AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) test you have had, please give the date of the test (day, month, and year) and the result.
    • Have you done any intrauterine inseminations (IUI)? If yes, how many?
    • Have you had ovarian stimulation with injectable medications?
    • For each IVF treatment you have had, please provide the following information if available: Date (month and year), the dose of medications to stimulate your ovaries, your highest estrogen level, number of ovarian follicles that developed, number of eggs retrieved, whether ICSI was done, number of embryos available, number of embryos transferred, number of embryos frozen, and the treatment outcome.
    • Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If yes, how many cigarettes a day during the last three months? (Please remember that you must not smoke during your treatment.)

    This is Nisha

    Your invaluable resource for effortlessly managing your appointments at Bay IVF.

    Listen to a typical conversation between Nisha and a new patient.

    Your Initial Visit at Bay IVF

    Attending a new patient appointment at a fertility clinic can be stressful. Our primary objective is to ensure that your initial visit is friendly and relaxing. We encourage you to ask questions at every step of the process.

    1 — When You Arrive

    You will be welcomed by one of the clinic receptionists. One of our nurses will measure your height and weight and take your blood pressure

    2 — Meet Your Doctor

    Dr. Polansky will ask you a series of clarifying questions and then provide you with a summary of the factors contributing to your infertility

    4 — Exam Room

    One of the nurses will escort you to an examination room. Your examination will begin with listening to your lungs and heart

    3 — Ask Your Questions

    You will then have a discussion with him about the most suitable reproductive treatment(s) for you. During this time, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have

    5 — Ultrasound of the Ovaries

    The next step is a pelvic ultrasound to examine the uterus and ovaries. This ultrasound will help determine the number of antral follicles present within the ovaries

    6 — Financial Part

    Following that, you will have a discussion with one of the financial advisors regarding the financial aspects of your treatment, including potential treatment financing options

    8 — Support 24/7

    If you have any questions after leaving the clinic, please feel free to reach out to us via phone call, text, or email. Open and discreet communication is an integral part of the care we provide at Bay IVF

    7 — What About Time?

    Your entire visit is expected to last approximately one hour

    Schedule Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Polansky

    Online (free) or In-Person

    Call or Text Us: 650-322-0500

    You can also complete the form below to request your initial consultation

      Next Step: One of our coordinators will call you for information about your reproductive history and to schedule your appointment.

      We look forward to meeting you at Bay IVF and, when your treatment is successful, celebrating your new pregnancy!