In vitro fertilization can be an exciting process for a couple – it represents the best chance of getting pregnant and starting a family. Although it’s a hopeful time, it can also be a stressful time, not least because of the financial burden of the average IVF cost. Fortunately, although some costs are unavoidable, it is possible to find an IVF doctor who keeps costs to a minimum.
What Affects IVF Cost?
Many issues affect the cost of IVF. Some of the most prominent factors are:
- Local cost of living – IVF is typically more expensive in areas with a higher cost of living.
- The facility – Some doctors take minimizing costs very seriously, and work to ensure that patients don’t pay more than they need to.
- The exact nature of the procedure – If you have fertility issues or personal preferences that require the use of additional procedures, such as egg hatching or testicular sperm extraction, the cost will increase. The amount of the increase depends on the procedure.
- Use of donor eggs or sperm – Using donor eggs significantly increases the cost of IVF. With donor sperm, there will be some increase in cost, but it’s generally minimal compared to the overall cost of treatment.
- Number of cycles – Many couples go through numerous cycles of IVF before getting pregnant or deciding to stop treatment. Success rates are highly dependent on your condition, but you can maximize your changes by choosing a fertility clinic with success rates that are at or higher than the national average.
Advanced Fertility Services
Advanced Fertility Services is committed to minimizing the financial burden of IVF for our patients. Most other fertility clinics charge between $9,000-15,000 per cycle of IVF. Because we operate as an independent facility, we are able to keep our overheaded costs low and pass those savings on to our patients. As such, we are able to offer rates of:
- $8,000 for a full IVF cycle
- $3,500 for a frozen embryo cycle
- $25,000 all-inclusive for a donor oocyte cycle
Dr. Melnick would be happy to consult about your fertility and give you an estimate of treatment costs. To schedule your consultation today, please give us a call at (212) 369-8700 or click below and we will get right back to you.