IVF NJ: In Vitro Fertilization, Egg Donor/Donation, and Other Treatments in New Jersey and Bucks County
When Michael Darder, M.D., and Susan Treiser, M.D., Ph.D., founded IVF New Jersey in 1990, their goal was to create an infertility practice that combined the best of big-city medicine with the personalized care of a private setting. Today, IVF New Jersey is one of the largest and most successful facilities in the United States, and it continues to be at the forefront of in vitro fertilization and egg donor/donation technology, offering the latest in reproductive care a warm and compassionate environment.
On this page…
- Our In Vitro Fertilization and Egg Donation Facilities
- IVF New Jersey Success Rates
- Drs. Darder and Treiser Honored with Resolve’s Zenith Award
- Learn More About the History of IVF NJ
Our In Vitro Fertilization and Egg Donation Facilities
With facilities in Somerset, Freehold, Hamilton, and Short Hills, IVF New Jersey Fertility and Gynecology Center is the largest fertility center specializing in egg donation and in vitro fertilization in New Jersey — and one of the largest in the nation. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and provide services in all areas of fertility testing and diagnosis and treatment, including in vitro fertilization, egg donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), assisted hatching, blastocyst transfer, embryo freezing, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and gestational surrogacy. We also perform hysterosalpingograms (HSG) procedures that detect abnormalities such as scar tissue, polyps, and fibroids in the uterine cavity and congenital defects of the uterus. At IVF New Jersey, we perform the hysterosalpingograms on site with a machine that creates digital movies of the procedure. By using these digital movies, we can open blocked tubes without the use of surgery.
We also offer early pregnancy classes and acupuncture — which increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and reduces stress. If you would like to learn more, contact IVF New Jersey about the fertility programs offered at our practice or to see if you would be a good egg donor candidate. We serve Bucks County, New Jersey, and international patients, with a high success rate of making our patients’ dreams come true.
IVF New Jersey Embryology Laboratory Receives Accreditations from College of American Pathologists – read more here.
IVF New Jersey Success Rates
Our 2011 success rates are shown below. We are pleased to provide exceptional pregnancy rates with less than 3% triplet pregnancies. We are proud to boast an increasing success rate of 104 egg donor cycles in 2011 with a live delivery rate of 71.2%.
IVF NEW JERSEY PREGNANCY RATES 2011
(gestational sac per embryo transfer)
|Clinical Pregnancies||81% (89/110)|
|Clinical Pregnancies||65% (42/65)|
|Clinical Pregnancies||79% (23/29)|
|Twin Clinical Pregnancies: IVF|
|Using Own Eggs||41% (82/202)|
|Recipient of Donor Eggs||57% (51/89)|
|Triplet Clinical Pregnancies: IVF|
|Using Own Eggs||1% (2/202)|
|Recipient of Donor Eggs||3% (3/89)|
*As entry criteria are highly variable for each program, a center-by-center comparison of results is not valid.
**”Clinical Pregnancies” = Pregnancy sac visualized on ultrasound.
To see our latest Delivery Rates please go to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) website:
Drs. Darder and Treiser Honored with Resolve’s Zenith Award
Local Physicians Strive to Help Couples Through Infertility
Bernardsville News, August, 2000
It’s a common problem here in the northeast. Many couples wait until they are in their thirties or forties to begin a family — after the careers are established and the money is under control. But there are complications associated with childbearing later in life.
And if you are suffering with infertility (the inability to conceive), chances are there’s no one in your immediate circle of friends and family who knows how to listen, support you, and help. “Just keep trying,” they’ll say. Or even worse, “maybe it’s not meant to be.” And friends all seem to breeze into motherhood, while month after month your disappointment becomes depressing.
Many couples, many women, have been there. And many have resolved their infertility problems through a caring support group called RESOLVE.
RESOLVE is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support to the unique needs of people struggling to build a family. They understand that infertility is more than an illness; “it’s a devastating life crisis which can impact negatively” on the couple’s marriage, health, and both work and personal relationships. RESOLVE has a thriving New Jersey chapter, and keeps a Warren Township mailing address.
RESOLVE is a godsend to many, connecting those in need to the right infertility and adoption resources, as well as providing peer support meetings, counseling and support referrals, and advocacy to the health care industry.
And the Zenith Goes To . . .
RESOLVE of New Jersey recently honored two local physicians with the Zenith Award, the group’s highest award, for outstanding support of infertility issues and patients.
More than 150 attended the May 18 gala at the Liberty Science Center to honor Doctors Michael C. Darder and Susan L. Treiser, of IVF New Jersey Fertility and Gynecology Center.
IVF New Jersey has offices in both Somerset and Freehold. IVF stands for in vitro (Latin for “in the glass”) fertilization.
The first IVF babies were often referred to as test tube babies. The egg and sperm meet in a laboratory dish, and resultant embryos go through an incubator period before being transferred to the womb.
The doctors at IVF New Jersey have a unique claim to fame: back in 1992, they were responsible for the first egg donation conception in New Jersey. (Meaning they successfully fertilized a donor egg in vitro, and transferred it to the recipient’s womb.) Since 1992, IVF New Jersey has been responsible for the births of more than 1,000 babies. Clients come from all over the state and country; there’s even a couple from Ireland.
Dr. Darder says of receiving the Zenith award, “It was an exciting moment for [Dr. Treiser and me]. It gave us the chance to say thank you to everyone who works with us and for us.”
Nancy Marsillo of Warren Township was the gala chairperson, and agreed, “It was a great night for us to honor these doctors, both of whom are such long-time supporters of RESOLVE.”
Although it was one of those strangely stormy May days in New Jersey (Marsillo recalls it being 95 degrees during the day, and the sky filled with rollicking thunderstorms that evening), Dr. Darder says it was a beautiful ceremony. “My uncle was with me, and he told me that the event, and the beautiful awards presented, reminded him of the Oscars. This was a real honor.”
And Drs. Darder and Treiser like being volunteers with RESOLVE. They often speak at RESOLVE seminars, and write articles or the organization’s newsletter. “People with infertility problems are so hungry for information. RESOLVE offers them opportunity to meet, discuss, and dispel the myths,” says Darder.
At their IVF New Jersey offices, Drs. Darder and Treiser are committed to offering patients rapidly developing fertility technology as soon as possible, and also to improve patient experiences. The long waits at some New York clinics have been likened to standing in line at a deli, where you wait a long time to spend a short few minutes with a different doctor every time. IVF New Jersey wants to avoid heaping that kind of stress upon their patients.
The Truth About Infertility
In a recent interview, Dr. Darder took a few moments to dispel a few popular myths about infertility treatments. Some people need the help of egg or sperm donors to conceive.
So, Dr. Darder was asked, do people really opt for supermodel eggs and rocket scientist sperm when they are looking for the help of donors?
“Actually,” replied Darder, “the vast majority of people are looking for someone who is just like they are.”
There are interviews and profiles taken of prospective donors. Some are college students, but many are young adults who have already started families of their own.
We also asked the good doctor for his thoughts on the headlines about sextuplets and septuplets being born with much fanfare, courtesy of fertilization techniques.
“We always counsel our patients on the chances of success or multiple pregnancies,” Darder said. “But we’ve been having great success with a breakthrough procedure called blastocyst transfer.”
A blastocyst is an embryo that’s five days old. Usually more than two embryos are transferred to the womb at three days.
“We only transfer two blastocysts during this procedure, which makes the opportunity for triplets or quadruplets almost nil,” Darder explained.
On another infertility topic, it’s been reported that due to the high costs of brand-name fertilization treatments like Clomid® and Pergonal, there is a booming black market trade in “leftover” prescriptions being sold by those who have become pregnant. Darder doesn’t like this idea, and cautions, “One has to be careful when receiving drugs from anyone but a pharmacist. There’s a real safety issue there, because you never know how things may have been handled or if they’ve been kept at the right temperature.”
Questions and Answers
If you’ve got an infertility question, IVF New Jersey has the answer.
Dr. Darder offers these rules of thumb if you want to assess your ability to become pregnant. A young couple in their twenties should try for a year or two.
For couples up to 35 years old, they should try getting pregnant for about a year before being evaluated for problems. Anyone older than 35 might consider seeing a fertility specialist for an evaluation sooner.
“Eggs don’t age. Starting at about age 35 there is a loss of quality and number,” said Darder.
RESOLVE has many resources to offer couples seeking more information on infertility. The group has an informative Website at northeast.resolve.org, or can be reached toll-free at (888) RNJ-2810.
IVF New Jersey also has a sensible, informative Website, at www.IVFNJ.com. A toll-free line at (800) IVF NJ-44 welcomes inquiries not only from people who are working with infertility issues, but their doctors as well.
Learn More about the History of IVF NJ
At Columbia University, where Drs. Darder and Treiser trained, taught, and performed research, they enjoyed the benefits of an Ivy League institution, leading-edge facilities, great minds, and the resources to be leaders in many possible fields of medicine. But they felt that there was a downside: the patient came last. In many university/hospital-based infertility programs, it is not unusual for a couple to be put on a waiting list; to go to several different places for blood tests, sonograms, and surgery; and to be treated by a different person at every visit.
Drs. Darder and Treiser felt there was a better way to treat patients and a quicker way to implement new technologies. They set out to create their own practice in Somerset, New Jersey, and in doing so, brought advanced infertility services to a region that had none. The first step was to design a state-of-the-art facility that would allow them to perform all standard infertility diagnostic and treatment procedures under one roof. Having a full-scale operating room, a sophisticated embryology laboratory, and plenty of treatment and consultation rooms in one building saves patients time and ensures efficiency. IVF New Jersey expanded to four comfortable, suburban, non-hospital facilities. The practice provides in vitro fertilization, egg donor/donation, and many other fertility services to patients in Bucks County, New Jersey, across the country, and throughout the world.
If you have questions about our highly successful in vitro fertilization, egg donor, or egg donation programs in New Jersey or Bucks County, contact IVF New Jersey today.