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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.

News Category: General Interest

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By Barbara Maynard St. Louis Business Journal, October 5, 2007 For three decades, Dr. Sherman Silber, 65, has been treating difficult cases at The Infertility Center of St. Louis on the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. Silber either developed or perfected many of the techniques he uses. His career is a succession of […]

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An Ovary Transplant Helps One Cancer Survivor Conceive

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Fertility Preservation: Ovary Freezing

Beating the Clock? Frozen Ovaries Make Headlines By Cindy Haines, M.D., Special to the Beacon St. Louis Beacon, November 14, 2008 More women are waiting to start their families, delaying pregnancy until their mid- to late-30s, 40s and beyond. While pregnancy in a woman’s later years can carry some complications, “the biggest risk of delaying […]

Ovary Transplantation: Baby Girl Born From Ovary Transplant by Dr. Sherman Silber of The Infertility Center of St. Louis in Missouri

Baby Girl Born From Full Ovary Transplant Reuters, December 11th, 2008 By Gene Emery Edited by Maggie Fox and David Wiessler (Published in Huffington Post, Reuters, and Yahoo News) Doctors in St. Louis said they have successfully transplanted a full ovary from a volunteer, allowing her infertile twin sister to give birth to a healthy […]

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By Stephen AdamsThe London Daily Telegraph Sunday Magazine, July 4, 2012 A technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it for decades and then replace it with delicate surgery could effectively put a woman’s menopause ‘on ice’, doctors said. The only thing preventing them from having babies into their old age would be their physical […]

Dr. Sherman Silber’s Letter To The Editor Of The New York Times

High Doses of Hormones Faulted in Fertility Care By Jacqueline Mroz The New York Times, July 16, 2012 Two days after Debra Demidon underwent in vitro fertilization, she gained more than 30 pounds in fluid and suddenly was struggling to breathe. Doctors diagnosed severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a complication seen in some women who […]

An End to Male Sterility?

An end to male sterility? IVF News, Volume 6, No. 2, 1995 There are very few sterile men who cannot now father their own children, according to Dr. Sherman Silber and his partner colleagues at the Free University of Brussels. In a dramatic presentation to the World IVF Congress (held in Vienna in May) Dr. […]

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