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Richard T Scott, MD visits Pacific Fertility Center

Healthy babies result from high quality embryos. A high quality embryo produces high pregnancy rates, with minimal risk. A high quality embryo can be transferred one at a time (elective Single Embryo Transfer), with pregnancy rates 50-70% per embryo transfer, varying by age, with low incidence of multiple gestation, miscarriage, and Downs Syndrome.

Dr. Richard T. Scott visited San Francisco at the invitation of Pacific Fertility Center and the Bay Are Reproductive Endocrine Society (BARES) in May. Dr. Scott is clinical and scientific director of Reproductive Medicine Associates, RMA New Jersey, and a leader in understanding and developing the technology of developing and identifying high quality embryos.

A roundtable conversation about Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) was held in our Education Center on May 6th

According to Dr. Scott, to maintain good pregnancy rates with single embryo transfer, additional screening beyond traditional IVF is needed. “What we’re interested in is embryonic reproductive competence, which means how you optimize whether an embryo has a chance to make a baby or not, and if so what you do,” he says.

Dr. Scott explains that the average embryo in any woman can’t make a baby. So how do you know which ones to put back? “The answer to the question, of course, is you have to assess them and you have to take better care of them.

Pacific Fertility Center has published some of the highest pregnancy rates from single embryo transfer ever reported (Pregnancy Rates Improved by Embryo Selection: Clinical Application of Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), Fertility and Sterility Vol. 99, Issue 3, Supplement, Page S33).

Pacific Fertility Center is a pioneer in technologies to develop healthy embryos, those with normal chromosomes, good energy sources, and excellent development patterns. All from a unique combination of technologies that allow us to originate and identify the healthiest embryos for transfer, furthering our goal of building families, one healthy baby at a time.

- Philip E. Chenette, M.D.

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