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It contains information about Infertility Solutions, the science behind various infertility issues (sperm problems, ICSI, assisted hatching, IUIs, tubal occlusion, ovulation induction, etc.) and information about how Dr. Rose approaches infertility and IVF. There frequently is more than one correct way to do things in infertility. Dr. Rose's approaches are based on his understanding of reproductive physiology together with his personal experiences with infertility. These web pages try to show the kind of thinking that goes into helping patients decide on their most appropriate next directions.

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Pennsylvania IVF and Infertility - Dr. Bruce Rose of Infertility Solutions, P.C.

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This practice has closed due to the retirement of Dr. Rose.  For those wishing to pursue IVM (this was written November 25, 2017):

Dr. Rose is now working part-time at Brown Fertility in Jacksonville, FL.  He has begun treating patients who need IVM with a new protocol, which builds on his prior experience with IVM in Pennsylvania.  Since IVM is new to Brown Fertility and since we are using a new protocol for IVM, IVM is being offered below our cost as we optimize our protocol.  Probably after treating 20 patients, the practice charges for IVM will be the same as for IVF.  Patients requiring IVM may find it worthwhile to travel to Jacksonville (monitoring also available in Orlando).  Our primary focus has been patients who responded very poorly to Clomid, Femera, or  low dose gonadotropins.  Thus far, six patients produced 2 to 6 blastocysts, and three of the four patients, who have completed their treatment plan, achieved a clinical pregnancy.  (The technical details are so superior that we are preparing abstracts for the next ESHRE and ASRM meetings.)

To schedule a consult with Dr. Rose, call Brown Fertility at 094-260-0532.  A phone consult may be adequate to determine your suitability for this protocal and plan your treatment.

Explore this web site, you will learn new things about infertility and the reproductive process.

Infertility Solutions is a private infertility and IVF practice with offices in Allentown (Lehigh Valley) and Clarks Summit (Scranton area). Dr. Bruce Rose is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as obstetrics and gynecology. We provide full service "state-of-the-art" infertility care in a small comfortable setting.

The issue of costs and technology

One difficult aspect of infertility care is that it uses increased amount of technology and that insurance coverage for this technology is often inadequate.  This is especially true for IVF.  Because of this, we have developed several approaches to helping couples become pregnant which do not cost as much as conventional IVF.  These are "gentle" forms of IVF which use limited medications and as a result cost about half as much as regular IVF (Mini-IVF and IVM).  Some patients will still require conventional IVF in order to become pregnant, but most patients could benefit from trying one of "gentle" methods prior to conventional IVF.

Although IVF is a very powerful technique, not all women need the full power of that technique.  For example, if a woman's infertility is on the basis of a sperm problem or a tubal problem, she doesn't usually need the full power of conventional IVF.  She doesn't need to take large amount of injectible medications to produce a huge number of eggs.  She just needs one or two good eggs that can get fertilized and placed into her uterus in order to achieve pregnancy.  The process is more simple than widely used approaches of gonadotropins and IUI, which are traditionally used prior to conventional IVF.

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We are not a "clinic".

Each patient is unique to us and we strive to help her achieve her goals with our superior results. Dr. Rose's subspecialty interests are IVF (in vitro fertilization), lower cost IVF techniques (such as IVM and Mini-IVF or minimal stimulation IVF) and male factor infertility. Although successful results are the most important part of an IVF program, the support provided to the individuals undertaking this difficult process, and the program components that decrease some of the obvious stresses of the process (such as our multi-cycle discount plan, our risk sharing- IVF refund program, and our shared donor programs) are also important considerations. For the convenience of our patients, we see patients at both sites on selected weekends.  Although usually treatments revolve around a woman's menstrual cycle, office visits and diagnostic procedures can usually be scheduled on weekends.

We are also one of the few programs in the United States offering "gentle" approaches to IVF.  Specifically, we refer to these as: IVM (in vitro maturation) and Mini-IVF. Both of these are easier for patients to do and significantly less expensive than conventional IVF.  These high tech procedure can also often be done mostly on weekends which greatly decreases stress for some patients.

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