Infertile patients cannot afford to wait for treatment while their eggs get older.
Dr. Sherman Silber, Infertility Center of St. Louis, is offering free video consultations for patients who need to plan now for their treatment while stay-at-home orders are in place. He is talking to and evaluating patients in their home via to comply with social distancing measures.
Dr. Silber is discovering that patients actually prefer this method of telemedicine consultation over the conventional office visit. Patients have conveyed that “it is so much more convenient and less stressful” to have a free telemedicine personal consultation than to take a day off from work to travel to the doctor’s office and sit with other nervous patients in the waiting room.
The COVID-19 pandemic is thus changing much of the way we will do things in the future, and for the better. "Our patients are surprisingly much happier with this approach. Of course, at some point we need to perform hands on treatment. But with this new manner of seeing patients, we can come to the right diagnosis and treatment plan for most patients more efficiently, quickly, and painlessly, with no loss of personal one-on-one communication.” This is a very welcome new era of telemedicine that has been forced on us by the current difficult times.
If you have any questions, you may call us at (314) 576-1400.
“Dr. Silber is world leader & pioneer of the most widely used in vitro fertilization techniques. His patients fly in from long distances all over the world for treatment at his fertility center and, he is happy to take care of the most difficult cases with warm personal attention and great technical skill.“
Dr. Silber Takes On So Called “Hopeless” Cases
We knew getting pregnant would be difficult. Ever since her early 20’s, Julie was battling endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and the loss of one ovary. By the time we came to Dr. Silber, we had already gone through failed treatments with fertility drugs from a specialist, as well as three IVF cycles through another clinic. We heard about Dr. Silber’s pioneering work in the field with “hopeless” cases like ours, along with the compassion he and the staff have for their patients, and we knew it would take something quite innovative to help us.
We told Dr. Silberthis would be it, and we would not try anymore after this last attempt. We were emotionally, physically, and psychologically done. Knowing that Julie was about to turn 40, Dr. Silber decided to give us a better chance by using his insight to cleverly tweak our protocol.
His innovation and precision worked! Our little Alexander Eugene was born in February 2008, healthy at 5 lbs. 12 oz.
Today we are blessed, more than words can say! We thank God every day! Thank you for bringing us to Dr. Silber and his staff!
Update from the patient:
Saw your posting on Facebook and wanted to just touch base and say hello…..along with how grateful we are for what Dr. Silber has done for us. We keep Dr. Silber’s link on our website so we can share with others the great things he has done and can do for anyone else struggling with infertility. We also share his information with couples we know need help, via our family charitable foundation. We are always happy to share his news in any way we can!
The Staleys, Mark, Julie, Alex, and Luke Springfield, IL
I owe Dr. Silber my whole world! His expertise and skill played a major part in my son Liam’s existence. As a single woman of 33 who initially visited Dr. Silber to just evaluate my fertility and who soon realized I had to act quickly to take advantage of the few remaining eggs I had left, I experienced nothing but support and encouragement from Dr. Silber and his office staff. The curse of infertility is a painful, difficult and heartbreaking situation to deal with and one that is unfortunately far too common. When time and money are of the essence and one’s impatience must be dealt with, it is comforting to know that you can trust and rely on your doctor’s years of experience and know-how to see you through. Through three mini IVF cycles, two successful retrievals, one miscarriage and one wondrous birth I can attest that miracles do happen! Miracles that get a little assistance from an amazing and genius doctor in St. Louis!
Colleen and Liam St. Louis, MO
Why Most Clinics Don’t Take These Cases
Most clinics will not do IVF on difficult cases even though they will be happy to do IUI that does not work. Why is that? They have to report their IVF results to the CDC, which then publishes it widely. It is not supposed to be used ad infinitum, for marketing, and that is even against the law, but they almost all do it. So the result is, women who are difficult cases are turned down for IVF, so that the fertility clinics can artificially make their results look better than they really are. So women who need IVF the most are denied it.
Why Is Dr. Silber Different AND So Successful?
Some clinics are started by doctors to simply make money, Dr. Silber makes dreams come true – your success is his success. All of his effort goes into making the most effective, modern techniques available to you and he is well known for his technical perfection.
We realize that this can be THE most turbulent time in your life and so we assign you a personal advocate, a KNOWLEDGABLE professional who is on your side, and dedicated to answering questions and to facilitate better communication between you, the doctors and the lab. This personal advocate makes the whole IVF procedure more user friendly and helps you understand how to prepare, what to expect during, and support after the procedure.
No Unnecessary Tests Or Hidden Fees.
Our philosophy is we only do what is necessary to give you the best result. There are no baloney extra tests which just add to your costs and do nothing to help you get pregnant.