Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Living with Infertility? We are here to help.
Welcome to the Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine (VCRM), a state of the art Fertility Center located in Reston, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC). VCRM was established in 2002 by Dr Fady I. Sharara, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. We are the premier “boutique” Fertility clinic in the greater Washington, DC area, with one of the highest success rates in the US. We are looking forward to help you achieve your dreams in the most dignified, personal, professional, and caring atmosphere. Our patient care philosophy stems from the fact that each couple should receive the best scientific and humane care possible in a welcoming and warm atmosphere. We do not strive to be the biggest fertility clinic in the area, on the contrary, we believe smaller is actually better. Our unique IVF, Donor Egg, and gestational surrogacy shared risk plans cover up to 4 cycles to have a baby, or we refund you 100% of your money back . We are also the only program that incorporates a holistic approach to fertility treatment by using acupuncture and nutritional support to enhance our success rates, and we are the only program in the DC area with exclusive blastocyst transfers for all our patients since March 2013. VCRM is the Fertility Center that many patients turn to after failing at larger clinics. Indeed, over 40% of our patients are failures at other programs. We have extensive experience with women suffering from diminished ovarian reserve and have published on the use of DHEA (including a 3 year study on the effects of DHEA in poor responders) and the use of Growth Hormone (GH) (Dr Sharara identified the GH receptor in the granulosa cells in the ovaries in 1994 during his tenure at the NIH). Our PGS program utilizing comprehensive chromosome screening (CSS) to check for genetic anomalies has provided many couples with significant improvements in their chances at parenthood, and is becoming standard of care in women > 35. Our patients come from all over the world to pursue their dreams of becoming parents.
In addition, VCRM is the highest rated clinic in the US for single or gay couples having babies using surrogacy: http://menhavingbabies.com/surrogacy-resources/directory/clinicratings/
OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES:
VCRM is pleased to announce our 2014 results for ART published on the Society of Assisted Reproduction (SART) website at www.sart.org despite the fact that at least 40% of our ART patients have failed at other programs (for program comparisons please check www.sart.org, (“ A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and entry criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic ”), In addition, > 50% of women in the < 35 and 35-37 age groups had elective single embryo transfers. You can view our success rates at: ART-Results . We are leaders in trying to decrease the multiple pregnancy rates by increasing elective single embryo transfers (eSET), which we started as early as 2004. In 2013 and 2014, over 50% of women < 38 had eSET, and it is our practice to encourage eSET in all our donor egg cycles and frozen cycles. In 2015, this number is around 70%.
We have expanded our use of PGS to allow us to increase our eSET even in women > 40, This technology allow us to identify the genetically normal embryos and hence improve the success rates and the safety of IVF and Donor egg. For more please watch this video: Improving IVF success with PGS. Since 2015, > 80% of women undergoing IVF with PGS transfer only a single embryo.
For latest news: and on our blog at http://vcrmed.blogspot.com
Dr Sharara’s philosophy regarding health and diet is summarized in The Infertility Diet TM, which is now available in the App Store. This diet is not just for infertile couples but it is for anyone interested in healthy eating (and weight loss). We welcome your feedback
For select couples who cannot afford traditional IVF, or those select couples who, for religious, cultural, or personal reasons do not want to do traditional IVF, VCRM is now offering the INVOcellTM
Please call the office at 703-437-7722 with questions regarding this new technology.
Read the article on Egg Freezing in the current issue of the Washingtonian magazine, where Dr Sharara is quoted. VCRM was also rated as the program with the highest success rates in women < 40 undergoing IVF: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/beat-the-clock/index.php
Dr Sharara was nominated as one of the Washington area Top Doctors in Infertility by the Washingtonian magazine for 2015, a continuous yearly honor since 2005; and by Northern Virginia Magazine in February 2016, again a continuous yearly honor since its debut in 2010.
Our patients have access to the highest pregnancy rates for IVF, gestational surrogacy (GC), and donor egg, along with the most competitive pricing in the greater Washington area. Please call our office at 703-437-7722 for further information, or to view our prices (including our traditional fees and 100% Refund Plans for IVF, donor egg, and gestational surrogacy, which are cheaper and more extensive than all the other programs in the area) click on Refund Plan. We have recently decreased our price for egg freezing to $9000.