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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

Fantastic Voyages – St. Louis Magazine

Some explorers are born, some are made. Dr. Sherman Silber falls into the latter category. He was a self-described “big-city bookworm” at 25 when he went to do work in the public health service in Alaska. That job was the start of a lifelong fascination with aboriginal people and with what happens when modern and […]

Bearing Dreams

Bearing Dreams: How one doctor turned St. Louis into the infertility treatment capital of the world. St. Louis Commerce Magazine, November 2004 by Sue Britt Dr. Sherman Silber says he knew he would be a doctor when he was 5 or 6 — because his parents told him so. Since then, it has been a […]

The Sex of the Dinosaurs

by Matias Loewy Newsweek En Espanol, December 7, 2012 According with a new provocative theory the giant reptiles were extinguished because (and for no other reason than) they were left without females to mate. About 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs, which had dominated the earth for a period of 70 times longer than the […]

Where Dreams Are Born

by Patricia Corrigan Jewish Light, September 2010 An internationally renowned infertility specialist, Dr. Sherman Silber invented most of the modern infertility treatments — including vasectomy reversal and tubal ligation reversal — and he developed microsurgical sperm retrieval for men who were thought to have no sperm. He also has improved dramatically the success rate for […]

Ovarian Transplant – KTVI Channel 2 St. Louis

by Tom O’Neal KTVI Channel 2 St. Louis, July 15, 2010 On May 27th, Amy and Jason Tucker of Columbia, Illinois became the proud parents of a new baby boy [watch news video]. Grant Patrick Tucker weighed in at 6-pounds, 13-ounces. A new baby is not that unusual, but Grant’s story is a bit different. […]

Mini-IVF gives hope to older women who have trouble getting pregnant

by Dr. Sherman Silber St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 30, 2010 It’s widely known that as women age, their chances of becoming pregnant decrease. Women older than 38, in particular, often have fewer and lower quality eggs and don’t respond as well as younger women to conventional efforts to produce eggs for in vitro fertilization — […]

Freezing Ovaries Can Extend Your Fertility

SECOND CHANCE New Way to Extend Fertility: Freeze Tissue From Ovaries By Sylvia Pagán Westphal Wall Street Journal Online, April 27, 2007 Surgery Could Expand Choices for Women, But Ethics Are Debated Stored at subzero temperatures in a laboratory at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis are eight tiny strips of tissue that were once […]

Rare Horse Receives Vasectomy Reversal

Rare Horse May Get to be a Dad, Thanks to Area Surgeon by Michele Munz June 18, 2008 Dr. Sherman Silber has long been a trailblazer in fertility. Now the St. Louis – area surgeon is taking his expertise in humans and using it for endangered animals. Silber has performed the first successful reverse vasectomy […]

Woman Gives Her Twin Sister Her Ovary

Doctor from St. Luke’s Hospital will be the first to try the live transplant in the United States to help infertile woman. Front Page – St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 21, 2004by Tina Hesman of the Post-Dispatch A St. Louis fertility specialist is set to perform a transplant today that may be the ultimate “gift […]

Fertility Preservation

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 […]

Preserving Your Fertility

by Sophia Banay Moura Marie Claire, July 2010 What if you are ready for baby-making but freaked by the thought of infertility? We got the scoop on the newest reproductive technologies out there from the doctor who performed the first-ever successful ovary transplant. So whether or not you’ve got babies on the brain, we’ve got […]

Fertility expert Dr. Sherman Silber gives hope to infertile men and women

By Julia Evangelou Straitstlbeacon.org, November 12, 2009 As far back as Sherman Silber can remember, his parents told him he wanted to be a doctor. “They pounded it into me!” said Silber with a laugh. “There was a tremendous parental push. But I’m really happy for it,” he said. “I was a Jewish boy in […]

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