Dine With the Experts

The Montefiore Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health has been a leader in the field of infertility treatment since 1986. We remain the only full-service fertility center in Westchester county, and our doctors are nationally recognized leaders in the field of reproductive medicine. We offer patients the reassuring alliance of expert care and highly specialized treatment.

Personal Approach to Education on Treatment Options

Our doctors recognize that pursuing treatment for infertility is a deeply emotional and personal decision. We invite prospective patients to broach these issues in the comfortable atmosphere of conversation over a meal. At Montefiore's annual Dine with the Experts, our experts share information and answer questions about various aspects of infertility treatment.

Each table at the dinner features a doctor with a different specialty area, helping guests to tailor the information they receive to their particular circumstances. In the past, host doctors have included fertility specialists, as well as psychologists, urologists and high-risk obstetricians discussing topics such as:

  • Introduction to infertility treatments
  • Male infertility
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss

Those who choose to seek fertility treatment after attending one of our dinners approach the experience with greater knowledge and a corresponding sense of comfort.

Carefully Considered Care

We acknowledge that infertility treatment is a unique field, as it is a voluntary procedure that insurance providers often do not cover. And because it is a field with constantly emerging treatments, patients deserve reassurance that they are receiving the latest advancements in care, without fear of being given fad treatments that will prove ineffectual in the long term.

The vast experience of our doctors, as well as their affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, allows us to consider treatment trends from a highly informed and objective perspective.

Treatment Breakthroughs

As an academic medical center, Montefiore trains doctors in infertility treatment and takes part in ongoing research. We are therefore able to give our patients access to groundbreaking treatment options administered by doctors who are thoroughly prepared and whose own knowledge level continually evolves. Current studies by department staff involve work with

  • Perimenopausal women
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Such studies help our doctors to determine what causes barriers to fertility and how to best use available treatments.

Proven History of Success

Our most recent and accurate data, for the period between November 2002 and June 2003, indicates that Montefiore has a reputable success rate for infertility treatments. Initial figures show that almost 50 percent of women under age 40 who sought treatment at Montefiore reported a clinical pregnancy. Our final data comes from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), which follows success rates in the field.