Columbia Presbyterian Opens New Center To Treat Infertility In Women

January 23, 2001

Bryan DotsonCarolyn Conway

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia University




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

of donors.

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

and Japanese.

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



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