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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 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 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.

News Category: General Interest

The Infertility Angel

A top doctor in the field of male infertility speaks about professional success and medical ethics. Aish.com, October 21, 2001 by Aish.com staff Dr. Sherman Silber is a legend in the field of infertility. As a leading international authority on in vitro fertilization and tubal ligation reversal, clients travel from distant lands to his St. […]

Ovary transplant recipient gives birth

St. Luke’s surgery involving twins was the first of its kind By CHERYL WITTENAUER, AP ST. LOUIS (June 8, 2005) – Last year, a fertility specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital performed an ovarian transplant from one identical twin to her infertile sister. It was the first attempt in the United States to transplant an ovary […]

Groundbreaking Procedure: Transplanting Ovarian Tissue From Twin Sisters

“Local doctor pioneers ovary transplants” ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, February 12, 2007 by Tina Hesman Saey When Dr. Sherman Silber made history in 2004 by transplanting ovarian tissue from a twin into her identical sister, he said it was a unique case that he wouldn’t repeat. He changed his mind. Six sets of twins are glad […]

Woman Gives Birth After Having the First Ovary Transplant Operation

By James Randerson, science correspondent, guardian.co.uk November 9, 2008 A 38-year-old woman is due to give birth next week after the first ever whole ovary transplant to result in a successful pregnancy. The woman, who lives in London and whose ovaries stopped working when she was 15, became pregnant just over a year after receiving […]

First Ever Whole Ovary Transplant Results in Pregnancy

“Baby Due as a Result of First Ever Whole Ovary Transplant” News-Medical.net, November 9, 2008 In what is thought to be a world-first, a British woman who was given an ovary transplant is about to give birth to her first baby. The 38-year-old Londoner underwent the pioneering whole ovary transplant in the U.S. early last […]

A Baby Is Born After An Ovary Transplant Thanks to Dr. Sherman Silber from the Infertility Center of Saint Louis in Missouri

Baby Born After Ovary Transplant BBC, November 12, 2008 It has been reported that a healthy baby girl has been born in London, following the world’s first transplant of an entire ovary. The 39-year-old mother conceived naturally after receiving the ovary from her twin sister. Others have given birth after receiving smaller pieces of ovarian […]

A Miracle Baby is Born After Successfull Whole Ovary Transplantation

Ovary Transplant Baby, ‘A Miracle’ BBC, November 15th, 2008 The first woman in the world to have a whole ovary transplant has spoken of her delight at giving birth to a healthy baby girl. Susanne Butscher was given the ovary by her twin sister Dorothee a year ago, after developing early menopause. She gave birth […]

The Ethics Behind A Whole Ovary Transplant Operation for Infertility

Ovary-Transplant Birth By Jonathan Owen The Independent, November 16, 2008 News of the world’s first baby born after a remarkable ovary transplant operation offered hope last night to millions of women around the world with fertility problems, including more than 100,000 women in the UK who suffer from early menopause and those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy […]

Human Egg Cells Grow Up in a Lab – a First in Fertility

A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab By Hadley LeggettWired.com, July 14, 2009 For the first time, scientists have managed to grow mature human eggs from immature cells in the lab, a technique that may eventually help save the fertility of female cancer patients who aren’t eligible for traditional egg harvest. Researchers […]

Ovarian Transplant Recipient Gives Birth Twice

First Child Was Born After Fertility Treatment, but Second Child Was Conceived Naturally by Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News, February 24, 2010 A former cancer patient in Denmark who had an ovarian transplant and gave birth to a daughter after IVF has had another child who was conceived naturally. The news did not surprise a […]

First U.S. cancer survivor gives birth after ovary freezing and transplant

July 16, 2010 Thirteen years ago, when Amy Tucker was 19 years old, she faced a diagnosis of advanced cancer and the certainty of never having children, even if her cancer could be cured. Today, Tucker is cancer-free. She is also the mother of a beautiful baby boy, thanks to fertility preservation procedures performed by […]

Silber, St. Luke’s help cancer survivor have baby with frozen ovary

by Kelsey Volkmann July 16, 2010 A Columbia, Ill., woman is the first cancer survivor in the United States to give birth to a baby as a result of ovary freezing and transplantation, thanks to fertility preservation procedures performed at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. Thirteen years ago, when Amy Tucker, then 19, was diagnosed […]

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