Shady Grove Fertility is widely regarded as one of the leading fertility centres worldwide—having helped patients from over 38 countries build their families. What makes SGF stand above the rest? Here are 8 reasons our donor egg programme has excelled and why patients put their trust in our physicians to help them achieve their dreams of parenthood.
1. Exceptional Patient Care
Our dedicated International Donor Egg Team has a singular mission to help patients travelling from abroad build their family. From your initial conversation with Amanda or Sarah, our international patient liaisons, to the complimentary phone consultation with SGF Co-Founder and President and Director of IVF, Dr. Michael Levy, we strive to provide patients with the highest level of personal care. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Levy and team understand the importance of interpersonal connection and realise that trust must be earned and relationships must be nurtured. Our team makes it a priority to understand patients’ concerns with donor egg treatment in order to tailor their approach to each patient’s unique needs.
2. High Donor Egg Success Rates
Shady Grove Fertility is the leading provider of donor egg treatment in America recording over 4,000 births to date, including 550 to UK patients. Our history of proven success, including an 82 percent cumulative live birth rate for Shared Risk participants, combined with an extensive database of ready-to-cycle anonymous donors, a dedicated care team, and a 100 percent guarantee have made SGF the donor egg programme of choice for UK patients and referring consultants.
3. 25 Years of Experience
In the last 25 years, over 40,000 babies have been born as a result of treatment at Shady Grove Fertility. Currently, we perform 6,000 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles annually, including over 1,000 egg donation cycles. As a result, the quantity of data we can collect in a few months may take smaller centres years to gather. We view this as both a privilege and a responsibility—to make discoveries that benefit all patients struggling with infertility, not just our own.
4. New State-of-the-Art Lab
Advances Treatment Because of the remarkable advancements we made in our embryology lab and treatment protocols, we are able to help couples achieve pregnancy in less time and with more success, with pregnancies that result in healthier babies than ever before. Learn more about how innovations such as vitrification, frozen embryo transfers, and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) are progressing reproductive technology.
5. Robust Research Program to Improve Treatment Outcomes
We are one of only a few private practice fertility centres in the country to employ a full-time dedicated research team who perform under the direction of Director of Research, Kevin S. Richter, Ph.D., and Co-Director of Research and board certified reproductive endocrinologist, Kate Devine, M.D. Our research, which is regularly published in medical journals, enlightens us to refine our practices so that more patients can achieve the goal of successful pregnancy.
6. Only Two Trips Required to Our Office, Conveniently Located in Beautiful Washington, D.C.
We provide concierge-level patient service to patients from 38 countries around the world. We make access to world-class personalised donor egg treatment more convenient by providing our International patients with the ability to come for just two visits to America’s capital.
7. Affordable Solutions with Financial Guarantee and Discount
We recognise that couples in the UK have a number of donor egg options available to them and that affording care in the U.S. can be more expensive than most. One of the main reasons for this is the emphasis that we, at Shady Grove Fertility, place on our donors. While some couples are content with having minimal choice and knowledge of their donor, a significant amount would like to be more involved in their baby’s identity. To help couples afford our higher costs for extensive prescreening, medication, and donor fees, we have created two exclusive programmes to make donor egg treatment more affordable and successful. One programme guarantees a 100 percent refund if our patients don’t deliver a baby. The other allows donor eggs to be shared, reducing the cost without compromising success. Nearly 90 percent of our UK patients choose to share a donor and participate in the 100% Refund option, which gives them the best of both worlds when it comes to achieving their goals.
8. SGF Support Network
Our support networks are rich with resources and educational opportunities. SGF experts host monthly education events online specifically for individuals and couples who are considering donor egg treatment in America. These events address concerns and answer questions about moving forward in your fertility journey. We encourage you to access the resources we provide to help you connect, engage, and become educated about infertility.
While all of these efforts are important, they pale in comparison to the significance placed on the work each of our 700+ team members do with and for our patients every day. Our culture is different and it gives our practice a competitive advantage in that we do what’s right and we do it in all the ways it should be done. It’s the reason we’ve had more babies born than any other fertility centre in America. It’s the reason we have a track record that can’t be disputed. It’s the reason we’ve earned the trust of so many people who look to us as thought leaders with a culture of continuous innovation, service, partnership, and community that helps make dreams a reality.