IVF General Information
In 2016, our IVF program celebrated its 30th year providing IVF to the region. We have three board certified reproductive endocrinologists (infertility specialist) on staff. Our IVF program is one of the most successful in Virginia. Don’t take our word for it, visit www.fertilitysuccessrates.com. According to this website, we are #1 in Virginia for patients <35 using thawed embryos (the majority of our transfers are thawed embryos) and #2 in the entire USA for patients 35-37 using thawed embryos. In fact, we attract patients from across the United States.
Dr. Bruce Bateman started one of the earlier IVF programs in the United States in Charlottesville in 1986 making IVF available our region for over 30 years. All our specialists have extensive experience conducting IVF cycles and we have excellent success rates. One of our great strengths is our IVF program. Your doctor and nurses will get to know you personally. All couples/patients have access to a physician 24 hours a day for any issues or concerns which may arise.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves fertilization of eggs outside the body in a special environment created in the laboratory. In the 1950’s, researchers at the Worcester Foundation in Massachusetts reported the first live birth of rabbits that were conceived by IVF procedures. The first human baby conceived using IVF was delivered in 1978 at Bourne Hall in Cambridge, England. In the almost 30-year history of human IVF treatment, over a million babies have been delivered around the world and IVF procedures have become much more successful.