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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 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.

Infertility News

Reproductive Biology

“REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY” THE SCIENTIST; Volume 10, No. 22 November 11, 1996 S.J. Silber, Z.P. Nagy, J. Liu, H. Godoy, R Devroey, A.C. Van Steirteghem, “Conventional in vitro fertilization versus intracytoplasmic sperm injection for patients requiring microsurgical sperm injection,” Human Reproduction, 9:1705-9,1994. (Cited in more than 50 papers as of October 1996) Comments by Sherman J. […]

Dr. Silber Shares His Microsurgery Techniques with a Russian Colleague

From U.S. to Russia and Back Again Dr. Sherman Silber and Victor Krylov share microsurgery techniques mixed with friendship For Dr. Victor Krylov and Dr. Sherman Silber, East met West in a magazine article in 1984. Dr. Krylov, chief of microsurgery at the Central Institute for Advanced Medical Studies in Moscow, wrote the first article […]

Risk Seen of Passing Male Infertility Along in Reproductive Bid

The Boston Globe, July 1, 1999By Karen Hsu, Globe Correspondent Troy and Brandy Ciccarelli’s story of how they managed to have a baby is becoming commonplace as the medical community makes strides in treating infertility. After Troy, 34, was told by doctors that he had a low sperm count, the couple consented to an increasingly […]

How You Can “Beat the Clock” With Infertility Programs

“Infertility programs help women ‘beat the clock” St. Louis Business Journal, February 27 – March 4, 2004 by Susan Kerth At the Infertility Center of St. Louis at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dr. Sherman Silber and his partners are developing procedures that might have been considered science fiction only a few years ago. “St. Louis may […]

The Miracle Worker

St. Louis Commerce Magazine, November 2004by Sue Britt Download this article as a PDF. Heidi and Randy Smith, of Chesterfield, had tried to get pregnant since they were first married, when Heidi was 26. After a year of trying unsuccessfully on their own, they sought medical advice. They were sent to an infertility doctor, and […]

St. Louis Character: Dr. Sherman Silber – St. Louis Business Journal

by Rick DeslogeFebruary 10, 2006 Dr. Sherman Silber’s medical practice, the Infertility Center of St. Louis, has attracted patients from around the world since he started it 25 years ago in conjunction with St. Luke’s Hospital. When he’s here, Silber, 64, puts in 80-hour weeks performing in vitro fertilizations, reversing vasectomies and doing other procedures […]

Male Infertility – Are Men Overlooked at Fertility Centers?

THE NEW YORK TIMES May 5, 2008 by Laurie Tarkan But for a semen specimen, most men are practically ignored when couples go to fertility centers. And depending on the infertility specialist offering treatment, that is either a good thing or a bad thing. Some urologists say they can treat a man with low sperm […]

Ovarian Transplants Are a Hope to Prolong Fertility

A Hope to Prolong Fertility: Ovarian Transplants By Tiffany Sharples, For Stephanie Yarber, who received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure at age 14, conceiving children the old-fashioned way was a life’s wish. In 2003, after several unsuccessful — and costly — courses of in vitro fertilization (IVF) using her identical-twin sister’s donated eggs, […]

Ovary Transplants are Helping Women Fight the Biological Clock

Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible New techniques make more ovary transplants possible, may help women fight biological clock By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer,LONDON June 29, 2009 (AP) A new technique to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors […]

After 25 Years of IVF, Couple Finally Conceives

by COURTNEY HUTCHISON ABC News Medical Unit ABC News, January 19, 2010 After more than 20 years and nearly $200,000 worth of failed infertility treatments, Monique and Neil Ward of Stafford, England, have finally became the proud parents of twin boys, Britain’s Press Association reports. The Wards’ case is certainly the extreme, but it can […]

Ovarian Transplantation is Effective, Even After Cryopreservation

by Michelle Rizzo Reuters Health, March 8, 2010 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ovarian transplantation, first done successfully in 2005, is now a “robust procedure,” even after cryopreservation, researchers say. They found good long-term function of fresh and frozen ovarian grafts in women followed for up to 5 years. “This is the largest series of […]

Baby Born From 20-Year-Old Frozen Embryo – AOL Health

by Catherine Donaldson-Evans AOL Health, October 12, 2010 A 42-year-old woman just gave birth to a baby that came from an embryo frozen 20 years ago, according to a just-published case study. The woman adopted the fertilized egg from a couple who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) two decades ago and had left-over embryos they […]

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