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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: Scientific Papers

Live Birth Derived From Oocyte Spindle Transfer To Prevent Mitochondrial Disease

By: John Zhang, Hui Liu, Shiyu Luo, Zhuo Lu, Alejandro Chávez-Badiola, Zitao Liu, Mingxue Yang, Zaher Merhi, Sherman J Silber, Santiago Munné, Michalis Konstandinidis, Dagan Wells, Taosheng Huang January 31, 2017 Download PDF version of this chapter Learn More and Download PDF version of this article Spindle transfer from the patient’s metaphase II oocyte into […]

Women’s Health Article – How Ovarian Transplantation Works

How ovarian transplantation works and how resting follicle recruitment occurs: A Review of Results Reported From One Center By SHERMAN SILBER Women’s Health Download PDF version of Dr. Silber’s Article in Women’s Health Magazine Introduction Ovary freezing and transplantation has garnered increasing interest as a possible way to preserve fertility for cancer patients and even for […]

Chapter by Dr. Silber in Medical Textbook: Biology of the Oocyte

Transplantation of ovarian tissue or immature oocytes to preserve and restore fertility in humans By SHERMAN SILBER Biology and Pathology of the Oocyte: Role in Fertility, Medicine and Nuclear Reprograming, Natalie Barbey and David Silber, June 24, 2013 Download PDF version of this chapter   Introduction It is now possible to preserve and restore fertility, using […]

Chapter by Dr. Silber in Textbook: Vitrification in Assisted Reproduction

Ovarian tissue vitrification—Clinical realities and outcomes By SHERMAN SILBER Vitrification in Assisted Reproduction, Second Edition Edited by Michael J. Tucker, PhD, FIboil, HCLD(AAB) & Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD(AAB) Download PDF version of Dr. Silber’s Chapter Download PDF version of the Foreword Download PDF version of the Title Page Ovarian tissue vitrification—Clinical realities and outcomes Let us […]

Chapter on Human Ovarian Tissue Vitrification

Human Ovarian Tissue Vitrification By SHERMAN SILBER Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols, Ashok Agarwal, Zsolt Peter Nagy and Alex Varghese June 24, 2013 Download PDF version of this chapter Summary Ovarian freezing and transplantation has garnered increasing interest as a potential way of preserving fertility in cancer patients as well as […]

Unexpected resilience of species with temperature-dependent sex determination at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary – Biology Letters

S. Silber1,*, Jonathan H. Geisler2 and Minjin Bolortsetseg3 1 Infertility Center of Saint Louis, St Luke’s Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63017, USA 2New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY 11568, USA 3Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs, Ulaanbaatar 14201, Mongolia *Author for correspondence (sharon@infertile.com). Biology Letters, October 27, 2010 Download PDF version […]

Human Male Infertility, the Y Chromosome, and Dinosaur Extinction – Middle East Fertility Society Journ

Sherman Silber Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MissouriAcademic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands Middle East Fertility Society Journal, January 18, 2011 Download PDF version of this article Introduction Genetically based sex determination mechanisms have evolved independently in many different genera numerous times over throughout the history of life on […]

Sperm retrieval for azoospermia and intracytoplasmic sperm injection success rates – A personal overview

Dr. Sherman J. Silber of The Infertility Center of Saint Louis, St Luke’s Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63017, USAHuman Fertility – December 2010 Introduction Approximately one out of every 200 men in any population (excluding those who have had a vasectomy) is azoospermic (Hull et al., 1985) (Figure 1). Approximately 20% of couples in the […]

Minimal ovarian stimulation (mini-IVF) for IVF utilizing vitrification and cryopreserved embryo transfer

John Zhanga, Lyndon Changa, Yoshie Sonea, Sherman Silbera,b a New Hope Fertility Center, New York, NY 10021, USA; b Infertility Center of St. Louis at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO 63017, USA E-mail address: silber@infertile.com (Sherman Silber). Reproductive BioMedicine Online, September, 2010 Dr. Sherman Silber, a renowned pioneer in microsurgery and infertility, is considered […]

Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal 30 Years Later: A Summary of 4010 Cases by the Same Surgeon

SHERMAN J. SILBER* AND H. EDWARD GROTJAN† From the *Infertility Center of St Louis, St Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri; and †Serono, Inc, Rockland, Massachusetts. American Society of Andrology, November/December 2004 Download PDF Prior to the mid 1970s, when microsurgical vasovasostomy was first introduced, vasectomy had been generally regarded as not reversible and attempts at reversal […]

Ovary cryopreservation and transplantation for fertility preservation

By S.J. SILBER Molecular Human Reproduction,Vol.18, No.2 pp. 59–67, 2012 Download PDF version of this article Ovarian cryopreservation by original slow freeze technique All of our fresh clinical transplant studies involved cryopreservation of spare tissue for future thawed transplants. All of the frozen cases thus far transplanted have utilized the slow freeze approach (Gook et […]

A series of monozygotic twins discordant for ovarian failure: ovary transplantation (cortical versus microvascular) and cryopreservation

S.J. Silber1,4, M. DeRosa1, J. Pineda1, K. Lenahan1, D. Grenia1, K. Gorman2 and R.G. Gosden3 1Infertility Center of St. Louis, 224 South Woods Mill Road St. Louis, 63017 MO, USA; 2Paternity Testing Corporation, 300 Portland Street Columbia, 65201 MO, USA; 3Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1305 York Avenue, […]

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