The MacDonald Fertility & IVF Program offers the full range of state-of-the-art services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Our multidisciplinary team includes nationally recognized, board-certified fertility specialists, registered nurses, laboratory staff, program coordinators, psychologists and nutritionists all of whom are dedicated to helping couples become families.
For those couples who require assisted reproductive technologies, our program includes a group of dedicated embryologists and andrologists. The exceptional expertise and experience of our MacDonald Fertility & IVF Program translates into pregnancy rates for our assisted reproductive technologies well above the national average.
One of the largest and most successful fertility programs in Northeast Ohio, we offer all diagnostic and therapeutic fertility procedures available in a single centralized location?- UH MacDonald Women's Hospital. For patient convenience, office appointments are also available at the UH Westlake Health Center on the Westside and UH Landerbrook Health Center on the Eastside.
When you choose UH MacDonald Women's Hospital for fertility and IVF services, you can be assured that our team is committed to providing the most clinically advanced and sensitive exploration of every avenue available for your unique situation.
Each year more than 140,000 people in their reproductive
years are diagnosed with cancer. This includes more than
11,000 women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed
with breast cancer each year and 21 percent of women
diagnosed with gynecologic cancers.
Fortunately cancer survivorship rates are high. Over
75 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer under
age 45 survive at least five years. Many young cancer
patients have no children or want more children. Cancer
treatment can, however, often compromise future fertility.
It is very important, therefore, for patients and physicians
to know of the many effective options for fertility
preservation for cancer patients.
At University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility, we
offer a comprehensive infertility program that includes
many fertility preservation options for patients with
cancer diagnoses at University Hospitals Seidman
Cancer Center and adolescent and young cancer
patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies &
Many options available depending on the individual's
Moving ovaries away from the field of radiation
In Vitro Fertilization with freezing of embryos
Freezing of unfertilized eggs*
Freezing of ovarian tissue*
Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (medication
that may protect the ovaries from the harmful effects of
In Vitro Fertilization/Gestational Surrogacy
*available but considered experimental
Simple and inexpensive
Does not delay treatment to any significant degree
Effective even if sperm count is very low
Other Fertility Options:
Donor egg program
Donor sperm program