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Egg Donor Services Phoenix AZ

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Victor Kissil, DO
(602) 942-2310
2302 W Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Deer Valley Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Guillermo A Gutierrez
(602) 277-4161
300 W Clarendon Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Susan L Morton-Pradhan
(602) 234-1287
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Hubert Freel, MD
(602) 277-0447
333 E Osborn Rd Ste 355
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Maricopa Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Gyn Oncology Group Of Arizona

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Felipe Luis G Videla, MD
(602) 241-1944
3410 N 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Armity Simon, MD
(480) 860-2322
9070 E Desert Cove
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Armity Simon, MD, PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, APIPA, Great West, United Health Care, Maricopa Foundation
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
Residency Training: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology American Medical Association Member American Fertility Society Member Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Member
Awards: Dean's Award-Indiana University School of Medicine President of Graduating Class Indiana School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society-Indiana State University
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Persian

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Corey Scott Bruce, MD
(602) 249-0212
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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James R Mouer
(602) 406-3715
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Vinson C Thompson
(602) 241-1944
3410 N 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Neil Trachtenberg
(602) 248-8962
300 W Clarendon Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Who is a good candidate for egg donation?

Egg donation or ovum donation is a possible solution for women:

  • Who cannot produce eggs due to menopause or have been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF) - also referred to as premature menopause or early menopause
  • Above age 37 who have been repeatedly unsuccessful with IVF, particularly if it is known that the infertility is not male factor
  • Who a carry a genetic disorder they do not want to pass on to their child
  • Who have had multiple unexplained miscarriages

How does egg donation work?

Step 1

The egg donor's ovaries are stimulated to produce multiple eggs during a single cycle. These eggs are then aspirated (also referred to as egg retrieval). The ovarian stimuation in this case is identical to that in standard IVF (invitro fertilization) .

In some cases women already going through IVF choose to become egg donors. In this case, the eggs that are retrieved are divided between the donor and the recipient (the number of eggs to be donated may be determined in advance or according to the nubmer of eggs retrieved). This is frequently done to offset the high cost of IVF. It is usually referred to as "egg sharing".

Step 2

Usually, the eggs are fertilized using the sperm of the husband, so that the child belongs biologically to the husband. Usually legally-binding documents are signed to prevent any biological claim from the egg donor toward the child.

Step 3

Once the eggs are fertilized, they are referred to as embryos. Whenever possible, these embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient, so that she will hopefully become pregnant. This process is referred to as embryo transfer. It is the same process of IVF , however it has the advantage of reduced trauma to the mother who will carry the baby, much like frozen embryo transfer .

Does it stand a chance?

Success rates with embryos from donor eggs are similar, if not identical, to those of women implanted with their biological embryos!

This site presents stories both of egg donors and of recipients.

Dalia's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Elaine's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Rosie's Story (Egg donor)
Nora's Story (Egg donor)
Suzanna's Story (Egg donor)
Meg's Story (Egg donor)
Gina's Story (Contemplating use of donor eggs)
Stacy's Story (Received ovary donation)
Terri's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Annie's Story (Egg donor)
Alex's Story (Egg donor)
Patrice's Story (Egg & Sperm donation recipient)

If you are an egg donor or recipie...

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