PGD - Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis MVR - Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal ART Pregnancy Rates Sheet IVF - In Vitro Fertilization ICSI - Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection Tubal Ligation Reversal Vasectomy Reversal vs. Sperm Injection: Dr. Silber’s Analysis Sperm, Embryo, and Ovarian Tissue Freezing and Storage Understanding Infertility Treatment Statistics Video:  Dr. Silber explains Assisted Reproductive Technology "How To Get Pregnant" - Dr. Silber's book "What’s New in Infertility" - Commentary by Dr. Silber Sperm Aspiration for ICSI Blastocyst Culture Video and Audio Library GIFT - Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer Video:  Dr. Silber explains Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal Bibliography of Dr. Silber Biography of Dr. Silber Radio:  The biological clock discussed with Joan Hamburg TV:  Ovarian tissue transplantation on Montel Williams Preserving Your Fertility TV:  Antral Follicle Count (egg counting) TV:  Freezing the Biological Clock TV:  How to Find Out Where You Are On Your Biological Clock TV:  Dr. Silber Honors His Early Teacher on NBC News Today Show Dr. Silber explains egg and ovary banking to preserve fertility Whole Ovary Transplant Between Non-identical Sisters - Channel 11 St. Louis News Video Clip Whole Ovary Transplant Between Non-identical Sisters - Fox News St. Louis Video Clip Mini-IVF - Fox News St. Louis Video Clip
The Infertility Center of St. Louis

Infertility Treatments   Vasectomy and Tubal Reversal, ICSI, IVF, Egg Freezing, and more

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  Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)  
 

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) The husband's sperm fertilize the wife's eggs outside the body (in a test tube or culture dish), and the resulting embryos are then returned to her.

ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) A single sperm is injected directly into the egg. The development of ICSI has solved most if not all cases of male infertility.

Mini-IVF A very unique approach to simplify IVF for patients, reducing the cost associated with more conventional IVF protocols while maintaining comparable success rates.

PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis) A single cell from an 8-cell embryo is genetically analyzed in order to determine more accurately if it is normal.

Watch a Video of Dr. Silber explaining the latest in ART Dr. Silber explains the latest in ART.


  Preserving Your Fertility  
 

Preserving Your Fertility An overview of the exciting new technologies to find out where you are on your biological clock and how to beat it, preserving your fertility indefinitely.

Ovarian Tissue Freezing A thin cortex of the ovary can be easily extracted and frozen, then re-grafted at a later date, restoring fertility. This is an outpatient procedure.

Antral Follicle Counting [video] A brief, painless ultrasound procedure to determine precisely where you are on your biological clock, and how long you can expect your fertility to last naturally.

Freezing the Biological Clock [video] Story on freezing your biological clock.
Egg and Ovary Banking to Preserve Fertility Video of Dr. Silber discussing Egg and Ovary Banking to Preserve Fertility.
St. Louis doctor helping women preserve chance at motherhood at no fees altruistically until the day when insurance will pay

St. Louis doctor helping women preserve chance at motherhood at no fees altruistically until the day when insurance will pay

  Dr. Silber Featured on 60 Minutes

Dr. Silber Featured on 60 Minutes

 
Fox 2 News in St. Louis. The antral follicle counting procedure (egg counting): what it is like and how it works.

Video:
Fox 2 News in St. Louis. The antral follicle counting procedure (egg counting): what it is like and how it works.

  Dr. Silber explains Antral Follicle Count on New York network TV

Video:
Dr. Silber explains Antral Follicle Count on New York network TV.

 
Listen to Dr. Sherman Silber on Joan Hamburg on WOR New York

Listen to Dr. Sherman Silber and Joan Hamburg discuss the remarkable infertility treatment meeting that recently took place in Hong Kong. WOR New York, February 28, 2013. (9:26)

  Listen to Dr. Silber discuss the biological clock, preserving your fertility and egg freezing on the KMOX Health and Fitness Show with Monica Adams

Listen to Dr. Silber discuss the biological clock, preserving your fertility and egg freezing on the KMOX Health and Fitness Show with Monica Adams. March 2, 2008. (20:58 min)

 


  Microsurgery  
 

MVR (Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal) Under high-powered magnification, the vas deferens is surgically repaired. But restoring fertility to men who have previously undergone vasectomy also requires much more delicate microsurgery to bypass secondary epididymal blockage found in 80% of vasectomized men.

Tubal Ligation Reversal For women who have previously undergone tubal ligation, we can also restore their fertility with a small incision and only one day in the hospital.

Sperm Aspiration for ICSI Sperm retrieval directly from the testicle or epididymis essentially eliminates male infertility.

Success rates for microsurgical procedures depend very much on the skill and expertise of the surgeon who performs them.

Video: Dr. Silber explains vasectomy reversal
Video:
Dr. Silber explains vasectomy reversal — what works, what doesn't work, and why.

More treatments links:

Sperm Aspiration

Sperm Aspiration is the technique for retrieving sperm directly from the testicles of men who have no sperm in the ejaculate.

Watch a Technical Video About Sperm Aspiration

Sperm aspiration technical video

Egg, Ovarian Tissue, Embryo, and Sperm Freezing and Storage

With advanced cryogenic technology, egg, ovarian tissue, embryos, and sperm can be stored indefinitely to better ensure one's future fertility.

ovary freezing

Beating the Clock? Frozen Ovaries Make Headlines - Freezing tissue preserves fertility of youth

Ovary Transplantation

First with identical twins, now with non-identical sisters. Using the same technique to freeze the ovary before cancer treatment, we can hold your biological clock so you can have children at a later time. Click the links below to learn more about ovary transplantation.

Ovary cryopreservation and transplantation for fertility preservation

Dr. Silber Performs First Ever Ovary Transplant in China. Read More

LIVESTRONG Quarterly magazine article, Summer/Fall 2011

"Survivors Reach New Fertile Ground" LIVESTRONG Quarterly magazine, Summer/Fall 2011. Read More

Watch a Technical Video About an Ovarian Tissue Transplant

Ovarian Tissue Transplant technical video

Whole Ovary Transplantation Between Non-identical Sisters - Fox News St. Louis

Whole Ovary Transplantation Between Non-identical Sisters - Fox News St. Louis

Cancer patient Amy Tucker becomes pregnant after her frozen ovarian tissue is transplanted - Fox Channel 2 St. Louis

Cancer patient Amy Tucker becomes pregnant after her frozen ovarian tissue is transplanted by Dr. Silber- Fox Channel 2 St. Louis

Trailer for BBC Documentary - “A Child Against All Odds: Gift of Life” Featuring Dr. Silber

Trailer for BBC Documentary - “A Child Against All Odds: Gift of Life” Featuring Dr. Silber

St. Louis doctor helping women preserve chance at motherhood at no fees altruistically until the day when insurance will pay

St. Louis doctor helping women preserve chance at motherhood at no fees altruistically until the day when insurance will pay

Fertility Road magazine article, March/April 2011

"America is leaps and bounds ahead of the UK when it comes to fertility treatment, particularly in the field of Ovarian Tissue Freezing…" Fertility Road magazine, March/April 2011. Read More


Some words on treatments by Dr. Silber:

Understanding Infertility Treatment Statistics

See Also: Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)'s position on the misleading advertising of some clinics

Millennium Update: Future Trends in Human Infertility and Infertility Treatment

Comparing Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal vs. Sperm Retrieval and ICSI – Dr. Silber's conclusions

"What's New in Infertility", a pamphlet by Dr. Silber

Dr. Silber's Book "How to Get Pregnant" – Preface: The Infertility Epidemic

ICSI today: a personal review, a scientific overview of ICSI by Dr. Silber

Blastocyst Culture – Dr. Silber's comments

Ineffective Female Infertility Tests Some commonly administered, but ineffective tests which you should be aware of.