Bryan DotsonCarolyn Conway
Columbia Presbyterian Opens New Center to Treat Infertility in Women
WHAT: The Center for Women’s Reproductive Care at Columbia University
announces the opening of its new, state-of-the-art infertility treatment
center in midtown Manhattan, one block from Columbus Circle.
The Center for Women’s Reproductive
Care at Columbia University, the first program in the New York area, performs
approximately 400 assisted reproductive cycles a year, with a success rate
well above the national average. The center’s Egg Donation program, one
of the largest in the U.S., provides access to a large and diverse group
In addition, the center
provides care for difficult-to-treat fertility problems, such as endometriosis,
advanced maternal age, cancer survivors, and male fertility. The center
also offers embryo adoption and embryo banking, which permit choice of
donor egg and donor sperm.
WHO: Dr. Mark V. Sauer, professor of obstetrics and gynecology
at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and program
director, is committed to assisting women who desire to have children,
even under the most difficult of circumstances. “My philosophy is to look
for reasons to help people have children, rather than reasons not to,”
Dr. Sauer says.
Dr. Roger A. Lobo, chairman
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians
& Surgeons, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, will join Dr. Sauer
at the opening celebration, along with members of the clinical team.
The team caters to the international community, and is fluent in a variety
of languages including French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Korean
WHEN: The grand opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January
23, 2001, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1790 Broadway (at 58th Street), 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Patients may contact the center by calling 1-646-756-8282, or visit
the website at www.columbiafertility.org.