Author Archives: Kevin L. Winslow, M.D., P.A.

Freezing Eggs No Longer Experimental

  FREEZING EGGS NO LONGER EXPERIMENTAL 63 Babies Born – Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine   The American Society of Reproductive Medicine recently removed the label “experimental” in describing egg freezing. To date over 4000 babies have been born from frozen eggs, health data on these babies has been extremely reassuring. Pregnancy rates using cryo […]
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Choosing an IVF Program – PATIENT BEWARE!

Don’t be misled by statements reporting we have the largest IVF, donor egg IVF or gestational surrogate IVF program.  The truth is that what is often being represented is far from what you’re probably interested in.  Ask specific pointed questions, i.e. how many IVF pregnancies have come from your current lab, not another lab or […]
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Single Embryo Transfer – The New Reality

We are pleased to announce Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine is now one of a select group of IVF programs in the nation now offering Day 5 Laser Embryo Biopsy.  This technology allows for the laser extraction of multiple cells from a day 5 embryo to test for genetic normalcy prior to transfer.  Prior day […]
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What To Expect On Your First Infertility Visit

Approximately 40% of infertility is related to the female, 30% to the male – in 20% there may be a combined problem (10% of infertility is unexplained).  For that reason patients are encouraged to come in as a couple to review both partners’ history.  The female history will focus on the menstrual cycle, which gives […]
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Maybe the Best IVF Value in the Country

Have you thought about in vitro fertilization but are concerned about the investment? The Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine offers a package of three fresh IVF cycles as well as the transfer of all cryopreserved embryos.  This package includes intracytoplasmic sperm injection as well as assisted hatching if indicated, and it includes cryopreservation of embryos […]
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Paying For Infertility Care

Diagnosis and treatment of infertility is expensive.  Unfortunately most insurance companies continue to look at infertility as an elective part of health care – frequently not covering diagnostic testing or treatment.  Infertility costs for the most common treatment (i.e. ovulation induction with washed intrauterine insemination) ranges between $500 – $600 at the Florida Institute for […]
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Egg Freezing

The ability to freeze a human egg offers at least two important options for women: fertility preservation for women faced with potentially sterilizing therapies and individuals postponing childbearing, as well as couples requiring in vitro fertilization (IVF) who are ethically opposed to freezing (pre)embryos.  Being able to freeze eggs also allows for the establishment of […]
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Post Tubal Ligation Tubal Reanastomosis Versus In Vitro Fertilization

Approximately 10% of women who undergo tubal ligation subsequently wish to have another child – the most common reason being a new male partner who has never fathered children.  Tubal ligation involves the interruption of the tube, typically in the mid portion or rarely resection of the distal end of the tube.  All tubal ligation […]
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An Explanation of IVF Success Rates

Following passage of the Wyden bill in 1991, fertility programs in the United States were required to report their in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy data to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This bill was intended to give the consumer a means of evaluating a particular IVF program. While the majority of programs in this […]
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IVF Value

Costs in the U.S. for in vitro fertilization typically range from $10,000 to $18,000 inclusive of medications.  Added potential costs include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (severe male factor) $500 – $2000, assisted hatching (patients 38 years and older) $500 – $2000, as well as costs associated with cryopreservation of embryos $500 – $2000.  Costs for subsequent […]
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