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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: Scientific Papers

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 ABSTRACT Between 1975 and 2003, a total of 4010 patients have undergone microscopic vasectomy reversal by 1 surgeon at 1 institution. Of these […]

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 AbstractThe aim of this review is to summarize the state-of-the-art of ovarian transplantation and cryopreservation. This field has progressed over the last half century from simple animal experiments to sophisticated application in humans. The initial poor results in humans […]

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, […]

Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells, Reproductive Cells, Tissue, and Organs

Summary of Berlin International Congress March 21-23, 2013, Organized by Dr. A. Arav (Israel), Dr. A. Cobo (Spain), Dr. J. Donnez (Belgium), Dr. N. Noyes (USA), Dr. P. Patrizio (USA), Dr. Z. Shoham (Israel), Dr. G. Vajta (Australia), and Dr. Sherman Silber (USA) April 19, 2013 This was a unique gathering in Europe of the […]

Preliminary Tests of a New Reversible Male Contraceptive in Bush Dog, Speothos Venaticus

Preliminary Tests of a New Reversible Male Contraceptive in Bush Dog, Speothos Venaticus: Open-Ended Vasectomy and Microscopic Reversal Karen DeMatteo, Ph.D., Sherman Silber, M.D., Ingrid Porton, M.S., Kathy Lenahan, Randall Junge, D.V.M., and Cheryl Asa, Ph.D. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2006 Download PDF version of this article Abstract Open-ended vasectomies were performed on […]

Vitrification of Oocytes from Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves (Canis lupus baileyi)

S. Boutellea, K. Lenahanb, R. Krisherc, K. L. Baumana, C.S.Asaa*, S. Silberb a Research Department, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States; b St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO 63017; c University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 USA, *Corresponding author. Tel.: 314-646-4523; fax: 314-646-5534. Theriogenology, October 2010 Download PDF version of this article Careful […]

The Y chromosome in the era of intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a personal review

Sherman SilberInfertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Fertility and Sterility, June 30, 2011Download PDF version of this article The Y chromosome contains 60 multicopy genes composed of nine different gene families concentrated in regions of multiple repeat sequences called amplicons arranged in mirror images called palindromes. This pattern is susceptible […]

Duration of Fertility After Fresh and Frozen Ovary Transplantation

Sherman Silbera, Nori Kagawab, Masashige Kuwayamab, and Roger Gosden, Ph.D., D.Sc.c a Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; b Kato Ladies Clinic, Tokyo, Japan; and c Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York Fertility and Sterility, February 19, 2010 Objective: To […]

Successful Pregnancy after Microsurgical Transplantation of an Intact Ovary

Successful human ovarian transplantation was first reported with the use of a cortical-tissue grafting technique in monozygotic twins who were discordant for premature ovarian failure.1 Subsequently, six additional cases have been reported, which have resulted in a return of ovulation in all patients, with spontaneous conception and delivery of six healthy infants, with one from […]

Environmental versus genetic sex determination: a possible factor in dinosaur extinction

David Miller, Ph.D.a Jonathan Summers, Ph.D.b and Sherman Silberc a Reproduction and Early Development Group, Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leeds, b School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds and c Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Fertility and Sterility, April 1, 2004 Download PDF Abstract This […]

Scientific molecular basis for treatment of reproductive failure in the human: An insight into the future

By S.J. Silbera,b, N. Barbeya aInfertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, 224 South Woods Mill Road, St. Louis, MO 63017, USA, bCenter for Reproductive Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Biochimica et Biophysica Acta,, October 6, 2012 Download PDF version of this article Abstract Purpose. […]

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