Shady Grove Fertility Opens Largest IVF Lab in the U.S.

5th January 2017

We are proud to announce the grand opening of our brand new, state-of-the-art centre and laboratory in our flagship location in Rockville, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility’s new laboratory and office will improve the level of care we are able to give to all our international patients.

Shady Grove Fertility’s International Lounge

The new expansive space totals nearly 51,155 square feet across two floors. More space allowed us to create an international lounge. Upon arrival at Shady Grove Fertility’s new Rockville office, patients are greeted by Amanda Segal, International Patient Liaison. She will take you to the international lounge to give you the timeline of your donor egg recipient day. Patients will be able to store all personal items in the lounge and have a comfortable “home base” for their day in Rockville.

 

Shady Grove Fertility Now Has Largest IVF Lab in the United States

Patients travelling to the U.S. for fertility care are making an investment in their future and deserve access to the best facilities and technology available.  The 5th floor of Shady Grove Fertility’s Rockville location is home to a massive state-of-the-art embryology laboratory—the largest freestanding and arguably one of the most sophisticated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) labs in the United States. The 5th floor also includes a spacious ambulatory surgery centre with 12 recovery bays, six embryo transfer rooms, and two operating rooms.

“The expansion of our Rockville, MD centre and lab represents our rapid growth in the region and in the U.S. as a leading fertility practice, and furthers our commitment to provide best in class fertility care to our patients and the community,” says Chief Executive Officer of Shady Grove Fertility, Mark Segal.

 

Newest Laboratory Technology

The Rockville office laboratory is accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) operating under the distinct leadership of nationally and internationally known Jim Graham, laboratories director, and Michael J. Tucker, BSc Comb Hons, Ph.D., FIBiol, HCLD, director of Shady Grove Fertility’s IVF and embryology laboratories.

The embryology laboratory is equipped with the very latest technology including anti-shake tables, special ventilation, and inverted microscopes to evaluate embryo growth, development, and quality, to name a few. The highly-skilled embryologists are specially trained to carefully handle patients’ sperm, eggs, and embryos and verify the identification of each specimen to ensure quality control and quality assurance, which is of utmost importance to the practice.

“The expansion of our new state-of-the-art clinical facility is attributed to the remarkable advancements we’ve made in our embryology lab and treatment protocols,” says Graham. He adds, “Because we embody a culture of continuous innovation, we are always striving to stay at the cutting-edge of reproductive science to improve outcomes for patients and help more couples conceive.”

 

25 Years of Excellence Continues in 2017

 While we are extremely proud of our new facilities, the one thing that will always remain the same is the personalised patient care. The international care team will continue to support their patients in every way possible.

“What our patients expect from us and can always rely on is receiving truly personalised care. We’ve said this from day 1, our mantra is to always do what’s in the best interest of the patient. It’s our golden rule, and we never deviate from this,” says Shady Grove Fertility Co-founder, President and Director of IVF, and International Programme Director Michael J. Levy, M.D.

 

To schedule your appointment in our new Rockville, MD location or to learn more about our Donor Egg Treatment Programme, please call 0208 003 0827, or email Amanda Segal, our International Patient Liaison, at Amanda.Segal@integramed.com.

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