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ORM Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility clinic

Fertility Clinic  | 
Egg Donor Agency
Portland, OR - HQ
About
At ORM Fertility, a proud member of the Pinnacle Fertility network, Love is Family. As a world-class fertility center, ORM is one of the most experienced IVF clinics for donor egg surrogacy. For more than 30+ years we have been helping LGBTQ+ intended parents build their families. We are recognized globally for personalized care and consistently achieving some of the highest live birth success rates. ORM has a robust in-house egg donor program full of highly-screened donors which minimizes time, risk and cost for intended parents. ORM offers a dedicated program for intended parents working with a surrogate. We have a large and experienced team for managing these sometimes complex processes and longstanding relationships with the most experienced and respected surrogacy agencies. ORM's genomics program integrates the most advanced reproductive genomics care and screening into every journey. Our goal is to help intended parents have the best resources and chance of success possible at having a healthy baby.
Website: ORMFertility.com
Employees: N/A
Founded: 1989
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Services
Last updated on Mar 06, 2023 04:58 PM

Clinic Services
ED Non-medical Screening
ED Medical Screening
ED Medication Instruction and Supervision
ED Cycle Monitoring
IP Medical Screening/Bloodwork
Semen Analysis
GC Medical Screening
GC Medication Instruction and Supervision
GC Monitoring
IVF Cycle
Embryo Storage
Semen Freezing and Storage
Egg Donation Services
ED Matching
ED Non-medical Screening
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Membership Benefits Program
  • $500 discount off full donor egg + surrogacy IVF treatment
Team Members
Last updated on Jun 22, 2023 08:03 AM
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Dr. Hurliman is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and is dedicated to helping build LGBTQ+ families. She joined ORM Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility clinic in 2013 and helps build LGBTQ families worldwide through IVF, egg donation, surrogacy, and reproductive genomics. As a fellow, Dr. Hurliman received the prestigious ASRM/SREI National Research Service Institutional Training Award for her research. She completed her education and medical training at Oregon Health and Science University and University of Vermont. Along with the entire team she is committed to helping every patient at ORM Fertility achieve their dream of a healthy baby on their first attempt.
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Dr. Bankowski is one of the most-respected and experienced physicians helping LGBTQ intended parents build their families through donor egg surrogacy. He is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with extensive experience in IVF, egg donation, surrogacy and genomics. He has practiced at ORM Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility clinic since 2005. He and his partners at ORM Fertility have helped LGBTQ intended parents from across the world build their families. Dr. Bankowski is passionate about providing ORM Fertility's patients the best care and the highest chance for success on their first attempt, while looking after the genetic health of their family. His vision led to the formation of ORM’s industry-leading reproductive genomics program, as well as the integration of advanced genetic screening of all donors in ORM’s donors program. He is committed to helping LGBTQ intended parents using donor egg surrogacy benefit from the latest advances in genetic screening to help them have the best chance of a healthy baby on their first attempt.
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Dr. Barbieri is one of the lead physician-partners at ORM Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility clinic – recognized globally for its success rates and for being among the top 3 IVF programs in the US for donor egg surrogacy by number of cycles annually. She is highly respected for her personalized care and experience building families through IVF, egg donation, surrogacy and reproductive genomics. She is instrumental in the high medical standards within ORM Donors and ORM Surrogacy. She has a particular interest in pre-implantation genetic diagnostics and is a lead physician directing ORM Genomics. She joined ORM in 2009. Dr. Barbieri is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. She holds a bachelor degree with distinction from Yale University, and completed her medical training at University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, and the Weill Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine. She is honored to work with LGBTQ+ families across the US and globally and is committed to helping all her patients achieve their dream of a healthy baby on their first attempt.
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Dr. John Hesla - Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Hesla is one of the most respected and experienced physicians helping LGBTQ+ intended parents build their families through egg donor surrogacy. He joined ORM Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility clinic in 1999 as the co-founder of its groundbreaking IVF program - helping to build one of the first embryology clean rooms in the world. Dr. Hesla is internationally recognized for his innovative methods of treating infertility and his overall tenacity and dedication to helping patients achieve their dream of becoming parents. Prior to joining ORM, Dr. Hesla was director of IVF and head of reproductive surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Hesla is globally recognized by the LGBTQ+ community for his compassionate approach and consistent success. He’s has been instrumental in setting ORM Fertility's high standards in all aspects of its program and helping it consistently achieve among the highest live birth success rates of all US IVF clinics. His goal is to help LGBTQ+ intended parents achieve first time success and a healthy family.
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Reviews
(2023, International Parents)
Good professionals. Could better their communication skills. Communication through a portal instead of regular emails was a bit of a pain.
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I met Dr. Hesla and his team at an IVF seminar organized by ORM, from that moment, I told myself that ORM team is the one that I wanted to work with for my surrogacy journey. Dr. Hesla is highly reputable, professional and experienced. He was very dedicated on every step of the process, giving me lots of useful medical advice and information. I felt very confident working with him on this very significant part of my life. Rita was the key contact during the surrogacy journey. She is extremely responsible and responsive. She was also able to walk extra mile to provide me useful information and referral out of the service coverage of ORM. I am very thankful to have her supporting me during the journey. The hardware and equipment of ORM are of first-class quality too. I would recommend ORM team with no doubt. My lovely baby boy is with me now. I would like to take this chance to express my heartfelt gratitude to ORM team here!!
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(2023, USA parents) ORM was wonderful. They worked closely with our surrogacy agency and made the entire process seamless.
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(2022, International parents) Our experience with ORM was wonderful. We have gotten a professional service and it resulted in a successful egg retrieval (they have plenty of potential egg donors, but it may take weeks until you find the desired donor) and successful IVF (first try). The most important thing is that the pregnancy was healthy. The only downside of working with them is their unfriendly portal.
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(2021, USA parents) Dr. Hesla was excellent. Great team overall. Very supportive.
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(2021, International parents) ORM's medical/scientific services and client relations were top notch, from before we signed a contract until well after the time I returned home after the birth. The doctor was always available, provided honest/direct counsel and put my gestational carrier at ease with his medical expertise and bedside manners. The egg donation services were easy to utilize and provided critical medical/genetic information upfront about potential donors, proving quite helpful in my decision making regarding an egg donor. Utilizing their egg donors, I was able to utilize their contract with the egg donor, which saved thousands of dollars. The clinic answered any and all questions I had, without delay. The client service operation out of Tel Aviv is worth its weight in gold. They were extraordinarily helpful with preparing me to be a father, connecting me with experts to answer questions, and kept me positive throughout the process, which was quite long. Their operation in Tel Aviv should be the envy of every service providing organization.
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(2021, International parents) Nous sommes très satisfaits d'ORM. Ils ont su nous épauler, et faire avancer notre démarche en nous rassurant et en nous expliquant de façon très pédagogue les différentes étapes médicales.Le tout, dans un contexte covid pas simple ; ils ont réussi à gérer et trouver des solutions! Bravo à eux.
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(2021, International parents) ORM קשובים ואכפתיים מאוד. קיבלנו יחס אישי מצוין והתחשבו בנו מאוד. הרגשנו שגם הפונדקאית הרגישה כך מולם. הצוות בישראל העניק ליווי לאורך כל הדרך עד הלידה וסיפקו מידע תומך הריון והורות ללא קשר לתהליך הIVF.
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(2021, USA parents) ORM was super effective and diligent; it was great to have access to the portal to review all the documentation.
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(2021, USA parents) ORM's medical services were great — our IVF was successful on the first attempt — but their client support was poor. They made mistakes that were preventable, but corrected those situations when we addressed them. Their egg donor options are limited and we sought out an independent egg donor service.
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(2021, USA parents) We felt so fortunate to have been able to work with ORM Fertility! From the very first introduction right through to our successful delivery, we found them to be competent, responsible, thorough, and supportive. We would happily recommend this clinic to any intended parents, and we will be forever grateful for how they helped us start our family!
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(2021, USA parents) ORM are leading experts and provided us a comprehensive roadmap of what to expect and when to expect it. They worked seamlessly with NWSC and made the process as natural as possible. The entire staff was so kind and supportive!
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(2021, International parents) ORM (Dr Bankowski) was fantastic. We had three pregnancies through them with successful transfers each time.
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(2020, International parents) This was our second journey with ORM Fertility and we continue to be impressed by the whole medical team. We would not hesitate to recommend them. We obtained a large number of blastocysts after our first retrieval with an egg donor from ORM's database. Both times we had successful pregnancies on our first embryo transfers and we will always be grateful to ORM fertility for making our family possible. When there were issues with first trimester spotting, Dr Bankowski was very quick to act and reassuring, even though it occured on a weekend. This just shows the lengths they go through to support you during your journey. Their administrative staff were also more attentive on our second journey and processes seem to have been improved. The only negative experience we have had with ORM, which was very early on, is with the egg donor coordinator who is difficult to work with.
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ORM was just perfect from all possible points of view.
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(2020, USA parents) ORM was also great throughout the process. Couldn't have done anything better in my experience.
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(2020, USA parents) ORM is phenomenal.
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(2020, International parents) ORM provided a professional, empathetic and effective service that went way beyond expectations
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(2020, USA parents) We went into clinic knowing we wanting a family with one child from each and that's what ORM did for even after first cycle resulted in no normal embryos for one of us they significantly discounted a 2nd cycle for us to get there.
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(2020, USA parents) Highly responsive, professional, helpful and reassuring to both the parents and the surrogate. Couldn't have been more satisfied with our choice.
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(2020, USA parents) This is the second time we used ORM, we were successful on the first transfer for our son, it took two transfers for our second one. We worked with Dr. Hesla, who is a delight to work with, knowledgeable and accessible. Everyone we were in touch with ORM is a total professional.
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(2020, International parents) 我们是从朋友那得知的ORM,我们也来menhavingbabies.org和Facebook上查询到了ORM的情况,并查了ORM每个医生的信息,然后尝试邮件了ORM,他们竟然有中文服务,前期的沟通都很顺畅。我们选择的是Bankowski医生,Bankowski和蔼可亲,对我们的很多简单问题都回答得很认真。我们第一次选的捐卵者取卵失败,失败的费用Bankowski给我们打了五折,特别感谢Bankowski。还好后边的流程都特别顺利。ORM里的各个职员都很友好,也很专业。只是后期怀孕后,他们的中文服务邮件回复速度就慢了,不知道为什么,英语邮件就回复得很及时,但对整个流程没有影响,整体上来说还是很满意ORM的服务。
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(2019, International parents) We would highly recommend ORM Fertility. As an international couple, they made every effort to ensure we were well cared for throughout our journey. Even though they might not have as many egg donor profiles on their database as other sources, we used an egg donor from their programme because we were impressed by how thoroughly they screen their egg donors. This, together with their impressive medical protocols, contributed to us obtaining a large number of good quality blastocysts after our first egg retrieval. The whole medical team is phenomenal, and with one of us being a medical doctor, we scrutinised the medical processes very closely. It is not surprising that they have such high success rates which can be seen from independent data published by CDC. Special thanks to Dr Bankowski, Marissa Eisner & Craig Reisser for frequently going the extra mile and for helping us be successful on our first transfer. Our only slight criticisms is that the administrative team can improve on their communication and that the egg donor coordinator was very difficult to work with.
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(2019, International Parents) ORM know what they are doing but at times it feels like a factory.
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(2019, International Parents) We are very satisfied with ORM as part of our surrogacy journey. Most importantly, they were very professional, and seemed completely on top of the game from a medical perspective. We finished the process with more than 10 viable embryos (not that we would ever need that many LOL), and the first transfer was successful. In addition, we found our egg donor through them, and are very happy with our choice. The egg donor bank had roughly 30 or a bit more egg donors, not a huge one, but was enough for us to find a match we were happy with. In addition to that, ORM facilitated a semi-anonymous meeting with our egg donor, and were very professional in handling this sensitive and exciting meeting. I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about a similar journey.
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(2019, International parents) Attentive and professional staff. Very experienced in working with international parents. It took a while to find a suitable egg donor, but our overall experience was wonderful.
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(2019, International parents) The staff at ORM were just amazing! From their local representative in Israel (Mr. Erez Baron) to the staff at Oregon. We are so happy that we chose ORM as our fertility clinic.
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(2019, USA Parents) We had a great experience with ORM and Dr. Bankowski. We really appreciated their clear depth of knowledge, their thoughtful, evidence-based processes, and the ease of communicating with their staff. The option to use ORM's pre-screened database of egg donors simplified our journey enormously, and the billing and admin was easy. The folks at ORM clearly base their practices on the best fertility science available, and care enormously about doing everything they can to ensure that transfers result in healthy outcomes. (Ours did on the first try.) I think what makes them remarkable is that they manage to do that and treat everyone with so much humanity and kindness. Lastly, they offered us sessions with a psychologist and a geneticist, and both gave us a lot of really useful insight and helped us understand this journey from an early stage. We would definitely recommend them.
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(2019, International Parents) The doctors here are excellent. We only had one cycle with one embryo and got pregnant. Don't need to say more than that!
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(2018, International parents) Excellent clinic, great results. A bit impersonal and expensive but worth it.
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(2018, USA parents) Overall and excellent clinic. Dr. B is very knowledgeable, excellent results at the end. We felt that the surrogate screening could be a bit more stringent. The egg donor screening and databas was excellent.
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(2018, International parents) No words to describe how thankful and satisfied we are with ORM! Throughout the whole period they were very professional, supportive and kind and gave us the feeling we are in the right place. A special thanks to Erez Baron, the Israeli representative of the clinic who supported us and was available for every small and big question we had and thanks to him we were much more relaxed.
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(2018, USA parents) ORM were great, from the point of research until now we can say only good things on the service. During the process we had an Amazing coordinator, all was well planned and supervised by our coordinator and the surrogate's coordinator . We required to 1 cycle only thanks to the professional work that ORM did to create and test the embryos as well as the transfer. We were very satisfied and defiantly recommend on ORM!!!
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(2018, USA parents) Great clinic but their billing department is a mess. Always check your statements just to verify things are correct before submitting payment! Staff was great and everything else A+!
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(2018, USA parents) ORM was amazing in helping us identify an egg donor and getting good quality embryos. They were a little more expensive then some other fertility clinics but based upon the recommendation of our surrogacy agency, A Family Tree Surrogacy, we choose ORM. They seem to have a high success rate. ORM staff was professional and Dr. Helsa was great! If we do decide to do another surrogacy journey we will definitely use ORM again.
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(2017, International parents) ORM did a great job. They are using the best and accurate medical procedures and have a all range of options they explain you so you can have a "tailor made" experience. Everybody there is friendly, always ready to help and give advice to lead you along your journey.
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(2017, International parents) We chose ORM for their reputation as being highly professional and having high success rates. Our twins were born on the first cycle and we have additional embryos for more cycles. ORM were always responsive. The only thing that needs to be improved is their donor database - there are not that many donors and the competition on each new donor is high. I don't know how it is with other clinics so I cannot compare. I think that the reason why there are not so many new donors is that it takes them time to screen a new donor so when one is on the list you can be sure that there is a high chance that many good eggs will be withdrawn (so this is the positive side of this).
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(2017, International parents) While we were very happy with the quality of the medical staff, communication with ORM was lacking, to say the least. We were not updated on time regarding schedules, ultrasound appointments, received occasional medical bills that we were not supposed to pay, had confidential medical documents sent to the wrong address, and overall felt administration did not match the quality of the medical service or the very high fees.
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(2017, USA parents) Very competent clinic. Instilled confidence from the beginning.
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(2016, USA parents) Dr Helsa and his team were from the start a refreshing restart from bad past experiences. We came to ORM from a referral from a husband and wife team who used the IVF services. So we had a great reference. ORM was clear with directions for us and our GC. Our GC felt good and we had such a welcoming experience with a great success. We had a very positive from the first skype meeting to the transfer.
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(2016, International parents) חוץ מהעניין שהמרפאה נעלמת לחלוטין מרגע שיש קליטה של הריון וחסר קצת הטאצ' האישי של החברה האמריקאית (כי יש נציגות בישראל) מדובר במפראה מקצועית ומהמחמירות בבדיקות הפונדקאיות לפני תחילת התהליך.
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(2016, International parents) The Good: Very professional and exceptional success rates. The Bad: Very limited egg donor database (at least when we looked). Very slow response times from our coordinator in the clinic. The Israeli representatives were very helpful!
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(2016, International parents) just the best clinic, the best team, and the best success rates!!
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(2016, International parents) La clinique ORM est très sérieuse et fait un travail exceptionnel! Toute l'équipe est présente à toutes les étapes du process. Toutes les informations sont très claires. Lors d'un échec ( oeuf blanc), l'équipe a été très présente aussi bien avec nous que avec la mère porteuse. Le Docteur HESLA nous avait écrit lui même pour nous expliquer et nous rassurer . Le deuxième essai a fonctionné ! Nous recommandons la clinique ORM!
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(2016, International parents) very professional
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(2016, International parents) International parents are charged more than US citizens. Seriously - like by being foreign means we should pay more for the same service. This I found disappointing. From the medical side we found things to be exceptionally good, we were pregnant on the second embryo transfer. Communication was not good - our coordinator Carrie did not keep us up to date with what was happening with transfers, medical timetables, etc. Dr Bankowski was exceptional - highly recommend him.
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(2016, International parents) Dr. Brandon Bankowski and our recipient coordinator Carrie Cheshier,did an excellent job! We highly recommend ORM to all IPs.
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(2016, International parents) מרפאה מדהימה, אנשים מדהימים, מומלץ בחום! צוות ישראלי נוסף שתומך לאורך על התהליך.
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(2016, International parents) Perfect except some rare slower response through mail contacts.
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(2016, USA parents) We could not be happier with the treatment we received from ORM! Dr. Hesla and his entire staff were wonderful to work with and were quick to answer our many questions throughout the process. Julie Ryles in particular was a delight to work with. She made the entire IVF process seem easy. Liz our embryologist was also great to work with. One of the really nice things about ORM is how they handle same sex male couples. Many IVF clinics enforce a 6 month quarantine on the sperm of gay men, treating it the same way the FDA treats "tissue donation." This practice is borderline offensive and discriminatory towards gay men. ORM does not treat it this way and there is no quarantine period. This greatly decreases the amount of time the process a takes and doesn't treat gay male couples any differently than straight couples. We transferred two embryos (one from myself and one from my husband) and we got pregnant with twins on our first transfer. Their results speak for themselves!
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(2016, International parents) We felt that ORM is a top notch IVF clinic. They new their work and their professionalism was felt throughout the process. We felt we have someone to count on.
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(2016, International parents) Professional, responsive and friendly. Expert team that kept me updated on every step of the way.
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(2016, International parents) We were very fortunate to have a successful pregnancy due to the highest level of medical skill and knowledge our DR. and the team had to offer. Yet, our experience with our Case Manager (whom out of basic respect we would rather not name) was different. That person repeatedly avoided our emails, literally lied on several occasions, was superficially nice but actually very dismissive and all in all gave the impression of a depressed, burnt-out employee who is just there to punch the ticket and go home. If there was one reason we would NOT recommend ORM is because of this person upon which we were totally dependant upon but wasn't there for us at all. So basically from our point of view it boils down to whether you're willing to swallow the bad treatment but get the bottom-line results or not. The choice is yours... Good luck!
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(2015, USA parents) ORM was Amazing.
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(2015, International parents) best place to do this! amazing people! carrie is supportive and took care of us so perfectly! i will always remember the people! and of course - first try! everything went perfect!!! and they even kept in touch after the IVF and always wanted to help!
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(2015, International parents) ORM has a strong point: its amazing results regarding IVF. But there is a real and lasting problem with the administrative team: lack of response (too many e-mails left unanswered, too many approximative information...) and lack of communication with the patients, and inside the firm (the miscommunication is made worse by the fact that you do not have a single case handler). At the end of the journey you have the kids, but be prepared to hear many "I'm so sorry..."
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(2015, International parents) ORM was very responsive and understanding. We had no troubles. The only hiccoughs we had had to due with fees. There was some confusion about a discount but we sorted it out. There was some miscommunication between a discount that I believe was offered through Men Having Babies and what the financial people at ORM were aware of (or not aware of in our case). But in terms of medical professionalism, our doctor was there to skype and and answer all our concerns. They have a very high success rate and a long history of this and it shows.
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(2015, International parents) Good service but a bit expensive
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(2015, International parents) Dr. Hesla, Marissa and the whole team of ORM and The Reproductive Lab were incredible supporters, friendly and always professional. They desserve a 5* for all the support and great IVF treatments they provide to intended parents. Dr. Hesla was always truly & genuinely here -- even in the most challenging moments -- when our two first cycles did not succeed. It's not about the success rate but about the true & real support you receive from your IVF Clinic, and in short: ORM is just outstanding. They are genuinely here to help you get there. Thank you so much Dr. Hesla, Marissa and all the team. You are awesome!
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(2015, USA parents) They were the best, we went to another clinic in Los Angeles first but didn't go with that clinic as it was less personable and we just felt like a number there and that they just wanted our money , ORM was very personable and we felt a better connection with them .
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(2015, USA parents) ORM is a highly professional and competent organization. We were given data and detailed information at every step of the way. They were efficient, clear in their communications and affordable. We highly recommend them.
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(2015, International parents) ORM were very professional, and coordinated the process very smoothly.
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(2015, USA parents) The fertility clinic was great. They were always very patient with all of my questioning and worked hard to accommodate and provide answers to all of my concerns through the process.
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(2015, International parents) Great staff, now that they also have an Israeli department and their new social network for patient really helped us. they are friendly and very compassion. but the most important is their success rate and the fact that Dr Bankowsky does wonders. first try healthy twins!
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(2014, International parents) ORM did an amazing job and we were extremely satisfied with them in every step throughout the process. We have read a bad review about the coordinator Carrie on this website, but our experience with her and all(!) other staff was merely positive. Carrie was fantastic!!
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(2014, International parents) סופר מקצועיים! נתוני ההצלחה שלהם מצויינים! החזרנו שני עוברים ונקלטנו עם אחד. אנחנו ממליצים בחום. קארי שליוותה אותנו היתה חמה ומדהימה, נתנה הרגשה אישית ואנחנו בקשר איתה עד היום.
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(2014, International parents) Rien à dire, professionnalisme et résultats au rendez-vous! Merci au Dr B. et à toute son équipe !
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(2014, USA parents) We went through two rounds with the clinic. The first try resulted in a miscarriage at 11 weeks. Throughout the process, the staff was helpful and made sure we were looped. As we don't live in Oregon, this was especially helpful given that we were relying on the surrogacy agency and the clinic to keep us posted. ORM has a very high success rate, which was a draw for us. We trust their medical judgement and we're glad we were able to work with their team.
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(2014, USA parents) Thank you to Dr. Bankowski and Carry for guiding us through this process.
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Fertility Clinic Satisfaction

9.54
Overall Score 137 Reviews

Egg Donation Satisfaction

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Recommendation Rate 2 Reviews
Clinic Experience
Overall Rating
9.5
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of the journey)
10.0
Responsive, informative and supportive
9.2
Egg donor options, screening and matching
8.9
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
10.0
Accommodation of international parents
9.9

Clinic Recommendation Rate
96%
Egg Donation Experience
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