Success Rates


The Virginia IVF & Andrology Center is proud of our outstanding success rates. We want to take a deeper look at what the numbers actually mean.


IVF success rates can be helpful in assessing the general success that a given program has had over the past year and over the past number of years. It is also important to look beyond the hard statistics. In most cases, the best IVF program may not be the same for everyone. This is a difficult decision and one that many couples will need to consider.


It is fact that IVF success depends on a couple of factors. The first is the couple's chance of conception. This will be influenced by many factors including age, diagnosis, years of infertility, ability to produce multiple eggs and the extent of prior testing and treatment. Secondly, the IVF center that you choose is very critical as well. You need to know what exactly does that IVF center have...different stimulation protocols and what procedures do they offer. These can all influence success rates.


It is clear that you need to choose a program that offers the services that you need. Some programs may not offer specific ART procedures such as Donor Eggs or Gestational Surrogacy. Laboratory procedures such as Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Assisted Hatching (AH) or Embryo Co-culture may not be available at all centers.


A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic. Various other factors, including patient selection, cycle cancellation rates, embryo freezing and the number of embryos transferred, can affect IVF success rates. The number of embryos has a vast influence on the pregnancy and multiple gestation rates. If you are concerned about multiple pregnancies, you need to examine the differences between programs.


In summary, you need to look beyond the reported IVF success rates. Your individual prognosis may be better or worse depending on your diagnosis and treatment history. You should ask our physicians for an approximation of your success rate based on all these factors. We are here to help you achieve success!


Virginia IVF and Andrology Center is the IVF laboratory component for three separate infertility practices in Richmond. These practices have separate memberships with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and submit their individual patient IVF outcomes to the Center for Disease Control annually. To review the IVF success rates for each of these programs, you are encouraged to visit the SART and CDC web sites and review the Assisted Reproductive Technology Success Rates.


The three programs utilizing Virginia IVF and Andrology Center are:


1. Richmond Center for Fertility and Endocrinology

  • Dr. Geof Tidey


2. LifeSource Fertility Center

  • Dr. Joseph Gianfortoni


3. Fertility Institute of Virginia

  • Dr. Michael Edelstein
  • Dr. Kenneth Steingold


A short overview of our compiled statistics from the three participating practices is shown below. Please contact us for further questions and explanations.


Clinic Summary Report


Fresh Embryos Non-Donor Oocytes

2010

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Cycles

142

59

48

13

Percentages of transfers resulting in pregnancies

58%

58%

44%

6/13

Percentage of transfers resulting in ongoing pregnancies*

51%

58%

44%

6/13

Percentage of pregnancies with twins

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Percentage of pregnancies with triplets or more

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Data Not Yet Available

Average number of embryos transferred

2.0

2.1

2.8

3.8

Fresh Embryos Non-Donor Oocytes

2009

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Cycles

118

73

47

20

Percentages of transfers resulting in pregnancies

58%

42%

51%

40%

Percentage of transfers resulting in live births

52%

37%

34%

20%

Percentage of pregnancies with twins

36%

53%

17%

17%

Percentage of pregnancies with triplets or more

0%

0%

4%

0%

Average number of embryos transferred

2.0

2.5

2.9

4.0

Fresh Embryos Non-Donor Oocytes

2008

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Cycles

125

97

55

37

Percentages of transfers resulting in pregnancies

61%

54%

45%

24%

Percentage of transfers resulting in live births

52%

44%

36%

16%

Percentage of pregnancies with twins

35%

23%

25%

20%

Percentage of pregnancies with triplets or more

4%

8%

4%

20%

Average number of embryos transferred

2.2

2.6

3.2

3.4

*All pregnancies have not gone to term at the date (3/1/2011) this table was created.


Thawed Embryos

2010

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Transfers

121

37

14

1

Percentages of transfers resulting in live births

60%

51%

7/14

0/1

Average number of embryos transferred

2.0

2.2

2.6

4.0

Thawed Embryos

2009

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Transfers

103

36

20

8

Percentages of transfers resulting in live births

42%

39%

10%

1/8

Average number of embryos transferred

2.3

2.5

3.1

3.7

Thawed Embryos

2008

Age

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

 Number of Transfers

118

54

28

7

Percentage of transfers resulting in ongoing pregnancies*

42%

33%

14%

1/7

Average number of embryos transferred

2.5

2.8

3.1

2.4

*All pregnancies have not gone to term at the date (3/1/2011) this table was created.


Donor Oocytes

2010

 Number of Transfers

16

Percentages of transfers resulting in live births

11/16

Average number of embryos transferred

1.9

Donor Oocytes

2009

 Number of Transfers

25

Percentages of transfers resulting in live births

64%

Average number of embryos transferred

2.0

Donor Oocytes

2008

 Number of Transfers

20

Percentage of transfers resulting in ongoing pregnancies*

65%

Average number of embryos transferred

2.1

*All pregnancies have not gone to term at the date (3/1/2011) this table was created.