Building Your Family with World Class Fertility Care.

For over 25 years, NYU Langone Fertility Center
has been a world leader in providing
compassionate and efficient fertility treatment.
We see patients for a full spectrum
of fertility conditions, and our first
job is to support our patients fully as
they become educated about their options.
We tailor treatment plans to every individual,
and offer counseling and support along the way.

We would be honored
to help you build your family.

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World Class Outcomes & Exceptional Clinical Care

With over 12,000 babies and counting, NYU Langone Fertility Center has been a world leader in providing compassionate and efficient fertility treatment since 1992.

An Individualized Approach to Family Building

We are honored to serve all families, and we work collaboratively with our patients to achieve their family building goals. We are committed to providing compassionate, individualized, and cost-effective options for you to build your family.

Pioneers in Science & Technology

Our physicians pioneered the technologies used for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), testing that increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. Our live birth rate from PGT-A embryos exceeds 50%, regardless of female age at egg retrieval.

Education & Options

We are on a mission to help educate women and men about their reproductive health and provide them with the best options, science, and care so everyone can have the opportunity to have a healthy baby when they are ready. We’re happy to go at your pace and answer any questions you may have.

Building Your Family with World Class Fertility Care.

For over 25 years, NYU Langone Fertility Center
has been a world leader in providing
compassionate and efficient fertility treatment.
We see patients for a full spectrum
of fertility conditions, and our first
job is to support our patients fully as
they become educated about their options.
We tailor treatment plans to every individual,
and offer counseling and support along the way.

We would be honored
to help you build your family.

World Class Outcomes & Exceptional Clinical Care

With over 12,000 babies and counting, NYU Langone Fertility Center has been a world leader in providing compassionate and efficient fertility treatment since 1992.

An Individualized Approach to Family Building

We are honored to serve all families, and we work collaboratively with our patients to achieve their family building goals. We are committed to providing compassionate, individualized, and cost-effective options for you to build your family.

Pioneers in Science & Technology

Our physicians pioneered the technologies used for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), testing that increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. Our live birth rate from PGT-A embryos exceeds 50%, regardless of female age at egg retrieval.

Education & Options

We are on a mission to help educate women and men about their reproductive health and provide them with the best options, science, and care so everyone can have the opportunity to have a healthy baby when they are ready. We’re happy to go at your pace and answer any questions you may have.

We're in this Together.

Join the thousands of families who've placed their trust in the experts at NYU Langone Fertility Center to deliver individualized treatment, outstanding clinical outcomes, and compassionate fertility care. When you're ready to explore your options, we're ready to help you build your family.

+12,000

Babies Born to NYULFC Patients

+3,000

Fertility Treatment Cycles per Year

+200

Babies Born from Previously Frozen Eggs

+125

Years of Experience within our Physician Team

There Is No “One Size Fits All.”

At the NYU Langone Fertility Center, we understand that every path to parenthood is unique. From your first consultation to your first congratulations, you will collaborate with your physician to determine the most effective course of action to achieve your family-building goals, and we will support you throughout the treatment process.

  • Fertility Health Screening
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Sperm Freezing
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Surrogacy & Gestational Carriers
  • Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos)

Fertility Health Screening

Learn about the health of your reproductive system by scheduling a  comprehensive fertility screening. This screening will include bloodwork to assess your Anti-Mullerian Hormone (“AMH”) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (“FSH”) levels, both of which are good indicators of your ovarian reserve. It will also include an ultrasound to evaluate your Antral Follicle Count (the number of follicles contained within your ovaries helps your physician to determine how many eggs may be produced in any given month) and a Semen Analysis (if appropriate).

NYU Langone Fertility Center provides state of the art fertility treatment and care in a compassionate, patient-focused environment. Depending upon the results of your fertility health screening, you may discuss many different options with your physician: clomid, IUI, IVF, PGT, the list goes on! Your physician will work with you to design a fertility plan that meets your needs.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a relatively simple procedure that enables conception by directing sperm to the right place at the right time. In this process, a thin tube called a catheter is placed directly into the cervix, and a carefully prepared sperm sample is injected directly through the catheter into the uterus.

IUI increases the chances of becoming pregnant by injecting an optimal sperm sample directly into the uterus at a time when the woman is most fertile. Studies have shown that pregnancy is more likely to occur if timing of exposure to sperm is controlled in this way, and if sperm is placed in higher numbers closer to the egg or eggs.

When is IUI recommended? IUI is often recommended for women or couples who:

-Have been unsuccessful with infertility medications alone, or with other treatments

-Are unable to have appropriately timed intercourse due to travel distances, or in cases of sexual dysfunction

-Have unexplained infertility or mild male factor infertility

-Are women using donor sperm

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In the course of a natural menstrual cycle, the brain produces hormones that stimulate one of the ovaries to release an egg. During an ovulation induction cycle, you are prescribed those same hormones, known as fertility medications, to stimulate the ovaries to mature numerous eggs at once. If more eggs are matured, more can be retrieved and used to create embryos. Most often, this improves the chances of fertilization, and ultimately pregnancy.

Around a month after the initial consultation, or when your targeted cycle starts, egg production will be stimulated with fertility medications. Frequent lab work and ultrasounds are done to monitor egg growth over the next 10–12 days. Then a final injection will be given to mature the eggs and prepare them for retrieval. Between 34-36 hours after the injection, the eggs will be retrieved under anesthesia. After the eggs are retrieved, they are evaluated; about three-quarters are generally considered mature enough for fertilization.

Approximately 18 hours after the egg and sperm were combined in the incubator, the embryology team evaluates the successful fertilization of each mature egg. If fertilization has indeed occurred, the embryology team monitors embryo development for an additional 2-4 days to assess embryo morphology (the shape and appearance of cells within the embryo).

There are two types of embryo transfer: fresh or frozen. In a fresh embryo transfer cycle, an embryo is transferred to the uterus after 3-5 days of observation in the embryology laboratory, and any additional embryos are frozen for future use. In a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle, all embryos are frozen after 3-5 days of development in the laboratory. If you wish to perform preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), embryos will be biopsied, then frozen while a culture of cells is sent to the genetic testing lab for analysis. Whether you proceed with a fresh embryo transfer or an FET, the embryo transfer process itself is very simple, and rarely requires sedation or anesthesia.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) allows us to count the number of chromosomes in an embryo biopsy. A euploid or “normal” embryo contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, though abnormalities in chromosome number (i.e. too many or too few, or structural defects) are common and their incidence increases as women age. In some cases, these abnormalities can lead to miscarriage and other health concerns. PGT-A testing reduces the risk of miscarriage by reducing the chance of transferring a genetically abnormal embryo.

For patients with specific inherited genetic or chromosomal conditions that may impact a pregnancy, preimplantation genetic testing for monogenetic disorders (PGT-M) or structural rearrangements (PGT-SR) may be considered. These tests use customized approaches, tailored to identify specific genetic variants (mutations) or chromosomal imbalances ahead of implantation, ultimately increasing the chance of a successful pregnancy.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

In most cases at NYU Langone Fertility Center, sperm are combined with the eggs and fertilization occurs naturally. In situations where low sperm count or low sperm motility (movement) is a factor, a single sperm is injected directly into each mature egg in a process called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

In standard (non-ICSI) IVF, about 50,000 sperm are added to each egg in a petri dish, allowing the sperm to penetrate the eggs "naturally." In cases where the sperm are unable to fertilize the egg on their own, the embryologist can employ ICSI to inject the sperm directly into the egg. If a sperm sample is considered 'borderline,' some eggs may be injected while others are given the chance to fertilize naturally in the petri dish.

In cases that require ICSI, the male partner provides a sperm sample (this usually occurs on the same day as the egg retrieval procedure; however samples can be collected in advance and stored frozen until needed). An embryologist analyzes the sample and isolates the strongest and best swimming (motile) sperm to be used for insemination. To perform ICSI, each egg is held by gentle suction in a glass pipette, and a single sperm is injected through the zona (shell) of the egg using a tiny, glass microneedle. The sperm is deposited deep into the innermost part of the egg (cytoplasm) and the needle is withdrawn.

Sperm Freezing

Sperm freezing preserves sperm now for use later, giving patients the opportunity to build a family when the time is right.

Through a process called cryopreservation, you can preserve your sperm until needed for assisted reproductive procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), IUI (intrauterine insemination), or sperm donation.

If you are considering undergoing a medical procedure that may put your reproductive health at risk, it may be a good idea to consider preserving your sperm. Some common interventions that may put you at risk include chemotherapy, pharmaceuticals, and vasectomies. Sperm banking may also be a good idea if you are in a profession that puts your fertility at risk.

Male Factor Infertility

Cases in which failure to conceive is due to a male related issue (semen abnormalities, defects in the male reproductive anatomy, etc.) are classified as male factor infertility. Common treatments include hormonal medication to improve sperm production, antibiotic medication to treat infection, and in some cases, the surgical correction of an obstruction.

Once your doctor determines male factor infertility may be complicating conception, a semen analysis is conducted to pinpoint potential issues with sperm volume, motility (movement), and morphology, all of which negatively affect the ability to create an embryo naturally. Treatment is also available for patients with an absence of sperm, who have experienced an injury to the groin area, and those with an obstruction due to a birth defect or previous vasectomy.

Surrogacy & Gestational Carriers

If you are unable to carry a pregnancy for any reason, the NYU Langone Fertility Center can work with you to identify a gestational surrogate to carry your baby.

A gestational surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant by receiving an embryo transfer from an individual or couple who created an embryo using their own gametes ("autologous IVF"), donor eggs, donor sperm, or some combination of autologous and donor tissue.

Prior to any embryo transfer into a gestational surrogate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates extensive screening for both the sperm and egg source, involving a questionnaire, physical exam, and blood tests. The gestational surrogate must also pass a physical and psychological examination.

To learn more about coordinating a gestational surrogacy cycle, please contact our Third Party Coordinator, Alyssa Vargas, via phone via phone at 212-263-0011 or via email at Alyssa.Vargas@nyulangone.org.

Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos)

The cryopreservation of eggs or embryos begins with “vitrification” or “freezing.” Vitrification is an ultra-rapid freezing process performed in our embryology laboratory, wherein the eggs/embryos are rapidly cooled to subzero temperatures. This rapid cooling process prevents the formation of ice crystals, which can cause cell damage.

The process of vitrification has three critical components. First, eggs/embryos are exposed to high concentrations of cryoprotectants to allow rapid dehydration of cells. Second, the eggs/embryos are loaded into tiny storage devices (usually straws) that will facilitate ultra-rapid cooling. Third, the straws containing the eggs/embryos are cooled as fast as possible, typically at thousands of degrees per minute.

In practice, this means that eggs and embryos are vitrified very quickly in the laboratory. A typical embryo vitrification protocol is complete in about 10 minutes. Embryos are removed from the incubator in the laboratory and exposed to an equilibration solution for 8 minutes to begin the dehydration process. After 8 minutes in equilibration solution, the embryos are moved into a vitrification solution for 60 seconds. Then, they are quickly loaded into straws and plunged into liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196°C. The tiny straw will cool from room temperature (about 25°C) to -196°C in two to three seconds, giving a cooling rate of 4420-6630°C per minute.

This high cooling rate combined with the use of high concentrations of cryoprotectants allows the contents of the straw (embryos plus surrounding fluid) to turn to a glass like substance instead of ice. Avoiding ice formation in this way successfully protects the embryos from damage and allows them to be warmed later giving survival rates consistently above 90%.

For egg vitrification, the process is similar, but the exposure to the equilibration solution is slower, usually about 15 minutes, and it is broken up into 4 steps. This stepwise approach is designed specifically for the egg and achieves the same level of dehydration as can be obtained with embryos in a shorter time. These steps, however, are critical to the survival of the eggs and must be followed exactly. Moving the eggs into vitrification solution, loading and cooling the straws is the same as is done for embryos.

This high cooling rate, combined with the use of of cryoprotectants, allows the contents of the straw (embryos plus surrounding fluid) to turn into a glass-like substance instead of ice. Avoiding ice formation in this way successfully protects the embryos from damage and allows them to be warmed later, delivering embryo survival rates consistently above 90%.

When our patients return to use their vitrified embryos, the vitrification procedure described above is reversed to allow warming back to room temperature for rehydration. The procedure "warms" the tissue in just 20 minutes, and it is placed back in the incubator at 37°C in the laboratory. Embryos can be transferred back to the uterus immediately and eggs can be fertilized with sperm 3-4 hours later.

How it Works: IVF

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Set Up a Consultation to Understand Your Options

If you have been trying to conceive for six months or longer without success, we invite you to reserve a consultation with one of our fertility physicians. During your visit, an expert physician will meet with you to discuss your future fertility goals, and we will perform diagnostic testing (including bloodwork, ultrasound, and semen analysis, if appropriate) to evaluate your reproductive health.

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Ovulation Induction & Egg Retrieval

During the course of a natural menstrual cycle, your brain produces hormones that stimulate one of your ovaries to release a single mature egg. During an ovulation induction cycle, you are prescribed those same hormones, known as fertility medications. These medications stimulate the ovaries to mature several eggs at once. When these eggs are matured and successfully retrieved, these eggs can be combined with sperm to create embryos.

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Fertilization in the Embryology Lab

Immediately after eggs have been retrieved, our embryology team assesses the maturity of each egg, then transfers the mature eggs to an incubator. Typically, sperm are then combined with the eggs and fertilization occurs naturally. If low sperm count or low sperm motility are a factor, our embryologists can employ intracytoplasmic sperm injection ("ICSI") to inject a single sperm directly into each egg. If a sperm sample is considered 'borderline,' some eggs may be injected while others are given the chance to fertilize naturally in the petri dish.

Approximately 18 hours after the egg and sperm were combined in the incubator, the embryology team evaluates the successful fertilization of each mature egg. The embryology team then monitors embryo development for an additional 2-4 days to assess embryo morphology (the shape and appearance of cells within the embryo). Embryos typically remain in observation in the laboratory for a total of 5 days.

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Embryo Transfer & Next Steps

After an egg retrieval and embryo creation cycle, you will discuss the quantity and quality of your embryos with your physician. There are two types of embryo transfer: fresh or frozen. In a fresh embryo transfer cycle, an embryo is transferred to the uterus after 3-5 days of observation in the embryology laboratory, and any additional embryos are frozen for future use. In a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle, all embryos are frozen after 3-5 days of development in the laboratory. If you wish to perform preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), embryos will be biopsied, then frozen while a culture of cells is sent to the genetic testing lab for analysis. Whether you proceed with a fresh embryo transfer or an FET, the embryo transfer process itself is very simple, and rarely requires sedation or anesthesia.

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NYULFC IVF Patient

I truly felt that we came up with our fertility plan together, which helped make me feel more involved and in control.

Our doctor spent a ton of time with us during our consultation. He was straightforward, but also very positive. He really seemed interested in getting to know us as a couple, and he explained our test results to us in ways we could understand. He was thorough in the tests he recommended, and always told us his expert opinion, not just what we wanted to hear. I truly felt that we came up with our fertility plan together, which helped make me feel more involved and in control.

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NYULFC IVF Patient

The team at NYU Langone Fertility Center treated me like a human and also like a friend.

My doctor called me back when I had questions and spent extra time explaining things as needed. She was compassionate, smart, patient, communicative, and understood the importance of fertility treatment for our family. She’s a great doctor, and I felt so comfortable and safe in her care.

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NYULFC IVF Patient

We have been treated with empathy and compassion at every step in this process.

I’ve had a call with my doctor at every single step of my care process - good or bad. She explains what is going on, answers my questions, shares next steps, and creates a plan of action to move us forward.

Finances Won’t Stand in Your Way.

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IVF Program Fees

The self-pay fee for an IVF cycle using autologous (your own) eggs starts at $12,650. The self-pay fee for an IVF cycle using frozen embryos that have undergone genetic testing starts at $15,150.


NYU Langone Fertility Center is committed to helping you navigate all financial aspects of fertility treatment. We offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art infertility treatment at competitive rates, and our team works together with you to evaluate your payment options, including insurance coverage and/or patient financing programs to cover your care.


Visit our Fertility Financing page to learn more.

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