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San Diego Fertility Center

Fertility Clinic  | 
Egg Donor Agency
San Diego, CA - HQ  |  New York, NY
About
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San Diego Fertility Center stands as a leading global fertility provider, dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients worldwide seeking IVF and various fertility treatment options. Since 1989, SDFC has been instrumental in welcoming over 5,000 babies into the world and managing more than 500 surrogacy cases annually. Our commitment to extraordinary fertility care encompasses technical expertise, proven successful outcomes, and a collaborative approach to meet all patient needs. With over 100 years of combined experience in diagnosing and treating infertility, SDFC is a world-class reproductive center. When working with your SDFC physician, a personalized strategy and fertility treatment plan will be crafted to align with your goals, schedule, and values.
Services
Last updated on Jun 12, 2023 07:41 PM

Clinic Services
ED Non-medical Screening

  • Psychological Screening with a Mental Health Professional
  • Review of Past Egg Donation
  • Medical Questionaire
  • Drug Screening
ED Medical Screening
Genetic Counseling (ED)
Genetic Screening (ED)
ED Medication Instruction and Supervision
ED Cycle Monitoring

  • Monitoring - office visits for egg donor
  • Monitoring - ultrasound examinations
  • Monitoring -bloodwork
Travel Coordination (ED)
IP Medical Screening/Bloodwork
Semen Analysis
GC Medical Screening

  • Sonohystogram or hysteroscopy
  • Cervical map
  • Mock cycle
GC Medication Instruction and Supervision
GC Monitoring

  • Ultrasound & blood for alignment and suppression
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Monitoring of carrier through 12th week of pregnancy
IVF Cycle

  • Egg retrieval with ultrasound guidance
  • Anesthesia for egg retrieval
  • Fertilization and Embryo Culture
  • Embryo transfer with ultrasound guidance
Embryo Genetic Testing

  • PGT-A
  • PGT-M
Embryo Storage
Semen Freezing and Storage
Genetic Counseling (IPs)
Egg Donation Services
ED Matching
ED Non-medical Screening

  • Psychological Screening with a Mental Health Professional
  • Review of Past Egg Donation
  • Medical Questionaire
  • Drug Screening
Are all donors exclusive with this agency?
Promotions
GPAP Stage I Discount: 10% - Unlimited
GPAP Stage II 1 pro bono Agency Service(s) per year
Membership Benefits Program
  • $1,000 discount off full IVF cycle
  • Complimentary consultations (new and follow up) with physician
  • Preferred reservation of egg donor from San Diego Fertility Center Egg Donor Program (www.eggdonors.com) for 7 business days
Team Members
Last updated on Nov 03, 2023 03:07 PM
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Dr. Said T. Daneshmand - Fertility Medical Doctor, Partner
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Dr. Daneshmand is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology. He serves on the board of several surrogacy advocacy groups. He has collaborated to develop in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols to improve pregnancy rates, including PTEC (post-thaw extended culture), which is one of the most successful IVF regimens currently available. These groundbreaking findings were published in the internationally respected medical journal, Fertility and Sterility, where Dr. Daneshmand also served as a reviewer. As a leading physician in fertility care at San Diego Fertility Center, intended parents have travelled from more than 40 countries in 2019 alone to seek his help in their journey to parenthood. He was the Principal Investigator in the Multi-Center Global research trial of non-invasive PGT-A, the latest technique for assessing embryonic genetic health without the need for embryo biopsy.
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Dr. Susanna Park - Fertility Medical Doctor, Partner
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Dr. Park is a fertility doctor double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a fertility physician at Columbia University in New York City, considered to be one of the leading IVF programs in the USA. She joined the San Diego Fertility Center in 2012 where she combines her extensive experience as an infertility physician with personal care. In 2017, 2019, 2020, and again in 2021, Dr. Park was named "Top Doctor" by the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in San Diego Magazine.
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Dr. Brooke Friedman - Fertility Medical Doctor
Dr. Brooke Friedman is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Through her work as a fertility specialist, her peers selected her as a San Diego Magazines “Top Doctor” for seven years in a row. She has also been recognized by her patients with several awards, including Vitals’“Patients’ Choice Award,” the “Compassionate Doctor Recognition” award, and the “Top Ten Physicians” award. Dr. Friedman graduated from Princeton University with honors and earned her medical degree from the University of California San Francisco Medical School, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha at the top of her class. She completed her OB-GYN residency and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is the author of several published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented award-winning research at national meetings. Her scientific areas of interest include optimizing embryo transfer techniques, recurrent pregnancy loss, diminished ovarian reserve, depression treatment, and infertility outcomes. She also speaks French, Spanish, & English.
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Dr. Sandy Chuan - Fertility Medical Doctor
Dr. Sandy Chuan is a double board-certified fertility specialist, with extensive experience in complex IVF cases and third-party reproduction. She is known for combining science and compassion, to optimize the chance for success for every patient. Dr. Chuan has received numerous awards including America's & Castle Conolly's "Top Doctor" from 2017-2022 and in 2018 she was named "Top Doctor" by the San Diego County Medical Society and featured in the San Diego Magazine. She graduated from UC Irvine with degrees in Biology & Comparative Literature and earned her MD from the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine in 2003. She completed her fertility fellowship at UCSD, joining SDFC in 2012. Dr. Chuan and her team at SDFC are passionate about family building for the LGBTQ community around the globe. Their mission is to provide compassionate, individualized care with clinical excellence for all intended parents during their journey to parenthood. Dr. Chuan relocated with her family to the United States from Taiwan when she was 8 years old and is fluent in English & Chinese.
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Michael Serwa - European Consultant
Michael is one of the European consultants at San Diego Fertility Center and is a father of three through surrogacy and egg donation. In 2017, he and his husband welcomed their son, Noah, and in 2019 they welcomed their surprise twins, Leah and Maya. Michael spent eight years working for a big corporation, but when his son was born, he felt the need to give back to the surrogacy community and help other families with their dreams of becoming parents. In 2019, Michael and his husband also donated their remaining embryos to a same-sex couple living in California who now have two kids through that donation. Although the main clinic locations are in San Diego and New York, Michael is based out of Europe and speaks English, French, and Spanish. He has also worked for 6 years on the agency side supporting European families. His empathy, passion, and personal experience with surrogacy is what will make you feel you are being taken care of during your journey.
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Richard Westoby - Senior Consultant
Richard Westoby is a father to a set of boy/girl twins born in September 2012. Richard is an advocate helping prospective parents learn more about IVF and surrogacy in general, and now helps many intended parents from around the world to make informed decisions about the surrogacy process from the outset. In an unbiased way Richard is able to explain the IVF and surrogacy process such that you are able to understand what to think during each step of your family building. On top of this, you are able to gain knowledge that enables you to ask the IVF and surrogacy professionals questions pertinent to each stage of your journey. Richard wrote ‘Our Journey’ One Couple’s Guide to U.S. Surrogacy’ that is not only based on his story but also that details the most commonly asked questions that arise in his meetings with people wanting to learn more about IVF and Surrogacy.
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Ruth Ellis - Director for US Development
Ruth Ellis, the Director for US Development at San Diego Fertility Center, has been helping men create the family of their dreams for over a decade. From the moment an Intended Parent speaks with Ruth, the patients know they are in good hands. Her passion is to assist Intended Parents throughout their journey to parenthood, from simplifying and streamlining the long process to providing hand-held guidance. She always says, "In a puzzle with many moving pieces, I want you to feel that I can be relied upon to be a stable touchstone of support."
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Anna Buxton - European Patient Liaison
Having built her own family through international surrogacy, Anna understands the emotional, financial, legal, and logistical complexities of the process and provides intended parents with support and guidance throughout their family-building journey. Anna works collaboratively with IVF clinics across Europe to facilitate the shipment of sperm and embryos to SDFC. Prior to working with SDFC, Anna had an 18-year career in investment management, lately as CMO for a large global corporation.
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Reviews
(2024, International Parents)
Dr. Park is a great professional and also a very nice person. The whole staff of SDFC works very efficiently and conscientiously, and we are very happy with our experience with them.
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(2023, USA Parents)
Really enjoyed working with the Dr Daneshmand and his team at San Diego Fertility Clinic. They were always friendly, responsive to questions, and explained every step of the IVF process along the way.
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(2023, USA Parents)
Dr. Daneshmand, My, Tara, Kristan, and the whole team at SDFC were wonderful to work with.
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We met Dr. Susanna Park with SDF at the Mens Having Babies Conference in Chicago in Spring 2019 and completed our semen analysis in SDFC in August 2019. We put our journey on hold during the pandemic, and our son was born in January 2023. Overall, we are so appreciate of the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the entire team at SDFC. We experienced a miscarriage during our first transfer and the team was so supportive during that time. We're grateful to have connected with Dr. Park at the conference in Chicago!
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(2022, USA Parents)
Our second journey was more difficult than the first due to a failed attempt. They navigated it expertly.
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(2022, USA Parents)
SDFC was phenomenal. Great communication, wonderful donor options (and not behind a paywall), great staff, and very good at taking the time to ensure you understood everything to your satisfaction
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(2022, International parents) San Diego Fertility Center nous a tres bien accompagné, du choix de la donneuse en passant par la création des embryons et jusqu'à l'implantation. Le professionnalisme du très reconnu Dr Daneshman a été un atout précieux dans la réussite de notre projet ! (En plus il parle très bien Français) merci à toute l'équipe de SDF
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(2022, International parents) Dr. Daneshmand was incredible. We cannot recommend him and his team enough.
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(2022, International parents) SDFC war die beste Wahl, die Klinik ist sehr professionell, hat sich sehr viel Zeit genommen bei der Vorbereitung der Leihmutter auf den Embryo Transfer. Bereits beim ersten Transfer haben sich die Embryos eingenistet und wir haben wunderbare Zwillinge bekommen :-)
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(2022, USA parents) Despite several failed embryo transfers and a surrogate rematch, SDFC has been very supportive and flexible during our journey, making the obstacles more bearable. We ended up having a beautiful healthy baby boy.
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(2022, International parents) San Diego Fertility Center was amazing. They were wonderful in every step of the way and very professional.
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(2022, International parents) Le Docteur Daneshmand qui nous a suivi était très sympathique et avait beaucoup d'expérience. Il nous a donné d'excellents conseils. Il n'a pas évité les sujets difficiles. J'ai apprécié sa transparence et son honnêteté en plus de ses compétences médicales inestimables. Il a traité notre mère porteuse comme une princesse, il a un grand respect pour ses patients.
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(2022, International parents) We've worked with San Diego Fertility Center. We've met the staff at the MHB conference in 2016. The options and pricing are very clear and understandable. We were able to select our donor through their donor database. Our embryos were made out of fresh eggs and then frozen. Every day we've received an email with the status of our embryos, up until the point they were frozen. Our baby was born out of the first FET attempt.
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(2022, International parents) Excellent and professional, caring and loving. Very used to international IPs.
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(2022, USA Parents)
Dr. Park and the entire team are the best. We just completed our second surrogacy with them and we couldn't be happier. Dr. Park is so knowledgeable, thorough yet concise and just an overall pleasure to be around. Sarah has also been with us for both of our surrogacies and she is amazing. She is positive, so helpful and they are so good at checking in and being there for you each step of the way. We also love Alejandro and the rest of the team. We are so thankful for them all!
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(2022, International parents) We are working with SDFC and specifically have Dr. Park. We have been very fortunate to have such an informed and caring doctor and team working with us. It is fair to say that our journey has not been an easy one and did not always go to plan, with several failed cycles but the team at SDFC kept coming back and giving us the information we needed and the advice and options that we available to us, all of which was delivered in a caring and supportive fashion. Dr. Park has a very personal touch about her, always giving her honest opinion, even when sometimes it might not be what you want to hear, but done in a way that helps you take that next brave step. We have gone through multiple cycles, two surrogates and two rounds of embryo creation to get here, but from following their advice we are now expecting our little miracle in 16 weeks time. We can only recommend Dr. Park and the whole team at SDFC with the highest praise. If you are looking to be engaged in the process at all stages as a person, not just a patient, they do this with ease and we did not meet a single person at the clinic who was not passionate about making our dream come true. Thank you, Dr. Park and the whole team, we hope to be back for round two we hope in the not-too-distant future.
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(2022, International parents) Nous recommandons très fortement SDFC. Leur qualité de service est exceptionnelle. Nous avons été très bien accueillis lors de notre visite et nous avons particulièrement apprécié nos interactions avec notre docteur.
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(2022, USA parents) We really enjoyed SDFC. They bent over backwards to help us but at the same time they are a large scale organization and as an IP you have to stay on top of what is going on or have your agency do the same.
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(2022, USA parents) Our overall experience with San Diego Fertility Clinic (SDFC) was all around fantastic. We started working with a different smaller agency and found that process to be incredibly cumbersome, confusing and all together an awful process. When we moved to SFDC and met Dr. Park and her team, it was like a breath of fresh air! The staff was incredibly professional, organized, timely in their communications, and worked to manage our expectations. As you can imagine, all of the details can be incredibly overwhelming, especially to any intended parents who have demanding day jobs. Over 4-6 sets of our other close intended parent friends have worked with Dr. Susanna Park and her team, and we've all been impressed at the efficiency, attentiveness and overall professionalism of her team. Especially as we were considering doing twins, Dr. Park gave us as balanced of a perspective as possible, given the quality of our embryos, the health our surrogate and the fact that we were able to get twins on our first try was nothing short of amazing; but truly a testament to Dr. Park's experience and knowledge.
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(2022, International parents) Nous avons été orientés vers SDFC pour le cycle FIV et transfert. Nous avons d'emblée eu un bon contact et un lien de confiance avec Docteur Brooke FRIEDMAN qui nous a expliqué, à plusieurs reprises, la procédure. Nous n'étions pas familiers du domaine médical et Dr FRIEDMAN n'a pas hésité à répondre à nos questions à chaque fois que nous l'avons sollicitée. Sur la question tarifaire, le département financier a été très transparent sur chaque poste de dépenses. L'équipe de coordination médicale (Iris !!) a assuré un excellent suivi en nous tenant TRÈS régulièrement informés de l'évolution des embryons etc. En période de COVID, la clinique a accepté que nous puissions assister au transfert au moyen d'une conversation vidéo. De manière générale, nous sommes très satisfaits du professionnalisme de SDFC.
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(2021, International parents) SDFC deserves its excellent reputation. We went through this journey with Dr. Daneshmand and we relied on him during all these years it took for us to become a family. They have tough criteria, especially with surrogates, but all the time we kept in mind it was for the better. And the best occurred, as we have a healthy child today with us.
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(2021, International parents) Dr Daneshmand est très professionnel et amical. L'équipe de la clinique est réactive, amical et efficace.
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(2021, International parents) Très bonne expérience avec SDFC ! Nous avons toujours été informé, à chaque étape, et le personnel est vraiment adorable. Succès au rendez-vous.
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(2021, International parents) Una clinica all'avanguardia con ottimi risultati.
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(2021, International parents) Everyone at SDFC has been so supportive, highly professional and super friendly. I had a great experience with this clinic.
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(2021, International parents) SDFC was recommended to me by a French friend of mine. When I visited for the first time, Dr. Park and her team made me immediately at home. I am extremely happy with the trust I put in SDFC - outstanding technical knowledge, fast response and clear communication, as well as patience and smiles always. I am very glad I chose SDFC not only for me but also for my surrogate mother.
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(2021, International parents) We had an excellent experience with SDFC, everything went perfectly. Everything worked from the first try with the birth of our little baby. We had the pleasure of talking in French with SDFC employees, which is very reassuring. We recommend.
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(2021, International parents) SDFC combines top notch medical skills and facilities with great concern for intending parents: always extremely considerate and responsive. In particular, we feel so lucky to have been under the care of Dr. Susanna Park who has been like a good fairy to us throughout our journey! French translation follows. SDFC allie compétences et infrastructures médicales de niveau exceptionnel avec un sens aigu du relationnel avec les parents d'intention, toujours extrêmement à l'écoute et humains. Mention spéciale au Dr. Susanna Park, qui a été comme une bonne fée pour nous tout au long du parcours!
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(2021, USA parents) Dr. Daneshmand is a leading doctor in his field and we were fortunate to find him to help us make our dreams come true. We are now proud parents of a beautiful baby girl due in large part to the expertise and experience of Dr. D. Rave reviews all around for this clinic. We interviewed two other clinics and San Diego Fertility Clinic was the only one that gave us the hope and optimism that it was going to be possible for us. The team is very professional and we appreciated the communication and generous initial consultation done via Zoom. Along with our decision to work with our surrogacy agency Creative Family Connections, choosing San Diego Fertility Clinic was the best decision we could have made.
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(2021, USA Parents)
We placed our trust in SDFC in both our journeys and couldn't have made a better decision. We are forever grateful for Dr. Park and her amazing team.
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(2021, USA parents) Amazing - Dr D is the best, so caring and sweet. Everyone at the clinic was so wonderful to work with. Recommend highly!
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(2021, International parents) SDFC has a very professional team of doctors and nurses. Unfortunately we haven't found an egg donor on their great database, but know a lot of couples who have. We had two FETs with two surrogates and both ended in successful pregnancies. We were highly valued "patients" and couldn't ask for more service.
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(2021, USA parents) SDFC is an amazing clinic, we worked with Dr. Daneshmand who is really one of the best in this field. For both our kids we did single-embryo transfers (frozen) and in both cases the first IVF was successful. They will maximize your chances while prioritizing health, and minimizing risks and implications and they help guide you to the best decisions. Dr. D made himself available for medical questions that we had that weren't directly about the IVF, and he was super helpful in sharing information and research. We can't thank SDFC enough for helping us realize our dreams, they truly are amazing to work with.
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(2021, International parents) An excellent clinic, absolutely adorable, professional, clear and relevant interlocutors. And very strong availabilities. Despite the COVID crisis, IFLG has managed to find innovative and effective solutions. A pleasure to work with them.
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(2021, USA parents) SDFC is amazing. We were a bit nervous because we live on the East Coast, but everything was super easy. The staff is amazing, responsible, supportive, and responsive. Their egg donor base is diverse, and they give great advice as to how to choose an egg donor. We strongly recommend them -- they are the best option out there by far.
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(2021, USA Parents)
Absolutely the best experience. Friendly, professional and superbly capable.
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(2021, USA parents) Dr. Park and her team at SDFC are AMAZING. She is such a genuine, lovely person, I really felt like we had an expert friend guiding us. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
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(2020, USA parents) We were so lucky to be matched with SDFC and Dr. Susanna Park. Dr. Park and the staff at SDFC were warm, professional and competent throughout our journey. Despite Dr. Park's busy schedule, she was always patient and generous with answering all of our questions and concerns. SDFC is a stand out medical clinic and I could not recommend them enough.
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(2020, International parents) Having a family in 2020, who would have thought that it was possible. We are now filled with happiness after this incredible journey in California. It wasn't all easy, especially with the COVID 19 pandemic, but the support we received was perfect. We had chosen SDFC and ISC to help us on this journey. They have always been there in good times and bad with the advice and attention we received. This skill set is hard to find in the surrogacy industry. They were able to adapt to us and to the various health constraints while maintaining a high quality of service. I highly recommend these 2 agencies for anyone looking to do surrogacy in the United States.
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(2020, USA parents) SDFC was absolutely amazing in what I wanted from a clinic. All staff (Doctors, Nurses and Coordinators) were so communicative and knowledgable about what was needed at each step. What I found most special is that they made me feel like part of their family and not just another client. Even after the birth of my daughter, the Doctor followed up with me asking how everything was. Overall, they were very kind and caring and I would choose them again through another journey.
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(2020, International parents) Serious and professional. The team comes sometime to France to meet intended parents. French-speaking physician.
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(2020, USA parents) Our doctor, doctor's assistant, and nurses were excellent! Very responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive. We just had a few minor issues with the egg donation and financial part. For the egg donation, after a few broken matches, we identified an egg donor and immediately messaged our egg donation coordinator, she didn't respond and we almost missed out on a great match. When I finally went to SDFC for the medical exam, I politely asked if I could speak with the egg donation coordinator face-to-face. Fortunately I was granted the opportunity and when I asked about that particular egg donor, she finally admitted that the egg donor was available and we were able to use her. I'm not sure if this was a minor oversight, but it did make an otherwise amazing experience a little bit troublesome. Also, our financial coordinator was overall great but there was a small error where she mistakenly said we hadn't paid a fee. I had to show her the paid invoice and she immediately apologized and corrected the mistake. Still a great experience overall.
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(2020, International parents) Having a baby through surrogacy is a long, complicated and emotional journey. Dr. Susanna Park and her team at SDFC did everything they could to help us along the way, both in form of professional assistance at the highest level as well as personal support and attentiveness. Dr. Park has been caring at a human level to an extent above what anyone could expect, and she provided us with professional advice whenever we reached out to her - as well as being proactive and reaching out to us. The warmest recommendations from us!
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(2020, International parents) Dr. Park is very professional and I would recommend her to anyone that wants to go thru this process. The staff in the clinic is very friendly and the entire process was very smooth.
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(2020, International parents) Dr. Daneshmand and his team are second to none. I cannot recommend them enough. Not only are they professional, they have this incredible human touch.
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(2020, International parents) We absolutely appreciate the very professional work of Dr. Daneshmand and his entire team of San Diego Fertility. They were able to help us with two successful cycles which both resulted in a birth. We have worked with a different IVF clinic before with two unsuccessful attempts.
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(2020, USA parents) Dr. Park is phenomenal.
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(2020, International parents) Thank you for all ! Our kid is adorable !
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(2020, International parents) Excellente expérience avec SDFC et Dr Daneshmand en particulier. Relation à la fois très pro et très humaine. "Dr D." - qui est francophone - a fait un travail remarquable qui a abouti à une grossesse confirmée dès la première tentative, et une naissance 9 mois plus tard! Suivi médical irréprochable, pas de surprise sur la facturation. Très bons conseils sur le choix de la donneuse... particulièrement important pour augmenter le taux de réussite. Nous recommandons sans réserve.
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(2020, International parents) Dr Daneshmand et l'équipe de SDFC ont été d'excellents partenaires pour notre parcours. Nous avons obtenu 13 embryons d'excellente qualité de notre premier cycle et le premier transfert a donné naissance à notre fils.
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(2020, International parents) We don't know where to start since we had so many issues with the clinic, and especially with their egg donor service. The database was not accurate and updated / clean at all, as we had to go through the selection of 6 different egg donors that were supposed to be available but that failed for different reasons each time, and each time we were losing a lot of time : - 1 didn't have enough follicles while the clinic knew we wanted both fathers to fertilize the eggs, - 1 had a genetic incompatibility with one of the potential father, and while the clinic already had all the screening results for us and the egg donor, they only told us this long after we had chosen her, - 1 was coming back from Brasil with a risk of ZIKA Virus, - 1 that was already pregnant (!), - 1 that went up to the egg retrieval stage and they discovered she had an infectious disease on the egg retrieval date (!!), and we were imposed the last 6th egg donor (a very expensive one) by the clinic that paid the difference. We lacked a real project manager or account manager at this clinic, as we were always chasing them for information, feedback, answers etc... to our requests. At the end of the day, it took us much more time to get an egg donor and the egg retrieval compared to the match with a surrogate who had to wait a couple of months before we could get embryos. We were lucky she did not decide to switch to another Intended Parents couple. The financial department is not very professional as we struggled to get an accurate quotation.
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(2020, International parents) SDFC has been great and we totally recommend them. We did it with Dr. Daneshmand and his team has been very supportive. Besides their excellent medical track record (we had a successful pregnancy on the first try and also three of our friends that did it him), they had helped every time we need their support (e.g. for travelling to the US during COVID travel ban, etc.). We also appreciate the great support from Richard Westoby from SDFC.
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(2020, USA parents) Responsible and professional
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(2020, USA parents) We worked with Dr Kettel. He was friendly and very straightforward. The transfer was a relaxing process. He gave it 80% odds of taking, and everything worked out great- our son was born in May. We had them do the pre-transfer testing and we ended up with 5 healthy and fertilized eggs which we froze while looking for a surrogate. First transfer resulted in our son and we have 4 eggs still frozen with and we are hoping to do sibling journeys soon. Very happy we went with SDFC, they came across to us as the best in the field.
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(2020, USA parents) Dr. D and his team were phenomenal! We felt in the best hands since day 1 and were very confident things will go very well as they did! The whole staff we interacted with was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable! We definitely recommend SDFC!
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(2020, International parents) SDFC is very professional and always answers our questions in a timely manner.
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(2020, USA Parents)
I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with San Diego Fertility Center and Dr. Daneshmand and the entire team. From the moment we walked in for our first meeting we were welcomed warmly and personally by everyone. Dr. D is so knowledgable and able to explain things in terms that are easy to understand. The team is super responsive and professional..
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(2020, International parents) La nostra Fertility Clinic è stata superlativa un'esperienza meravigliosa e impeccabile sotto tutti i punti di vista a partire dall'accoglienza a tutti gli screening che abbiamo fatto ... il Dottor Daneshmand una persona meravigliosa, preparato scrupoloso e attento a tutti i dettagli ... molto vicino alla coppia per qualsiasi sostegno o chiarimento
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(2020, International parents) The Clinic has been outstanding
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I totally trust Dr D and the team. They were very professional and created a successful outcome.
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(2020, International parents) Doctor, nurse and staff are all perfect and professional, but disappointed at financial coordinator and case consultant. Some of them are not patient, informative and supportive, especially for international same-sex parents.
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(2020, USA parents) We were disappointment with SDFC. We had a rough 2 cycles that resulted in no viable embryos for one of us. Time, travel effort and money were wasted for us. We transferred to a different clinic and now we have viable embryos. Luckily our egg donor was willing to donate again. Our disappointment is the lack of empathy and poor customer service skills from SDFC clinicians. We establish great relationships with our team at the current clinic which we wish we had with SDFC team. Our emails are answered within 24 hours, and even our fertility doctor gave us his number to text urgently. We know this is above and beyond for most clinics, but it definitely is a major customer satisfier.
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(2019, International parents) The team Dr D, My
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(2019, USA parents) My husband and I loved Dr. Park and her team at SDFC. From the moment we started our journey we knew we were in great hands and were guided with care, professionalism, and expertise throughout the process. We're using them again for our sibling journey and recommend them to our friends who are doing IVF.
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(2019, USA Parents)
We loved our experience with SDFC and would highly recommend them.
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(2019, USA parents) We loved Dr. Park and SDFC as soon as we met them at the MHB conference. They were helpful and honest about our surrogacy plans and did their best to make them a reality. Dr. Park is incredibly kind and an expert at what she does. Because of her work and the work of SDFC we got a beautiful and healthy baby boy. Thank you to Dr. Park and her team!
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(2019, International parents) sdfc et le professeur daneshman sont excellents. Nous avons vraiment eu la certitude de leur professionalisme et de leur humanite. Ils nous ont aide lorsque la premiere donneuse s est averee avoir donne trop peu d oeufs. Richard Westoby nous a aussi beaucoup aide au debut du process. 100pc recommandé !
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(2019, International parents) This was our second journey with Dr Park and her team. This journey was more fraught than our first ( where we only needed one embryo transfer) as we had three embryo transfers in pretty quick succession. Everyone stayed with it and stayed cool. We got lucky third time around. We are immensely grateful to Dr Park and all of the team at SDFC for helping us to create our two beautiful sons, born 18 months apart through two separate single embryo transfers.
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(2019, International parents) We found SDFC to be friendly, welcoming and very professional. Under the guidance of the fantastic Dr. Daneshmand, the team were on hand to offer advice and answer questions whenever needed. SDFC's expertise meant our journey was smooth and efficient, and we were successful with our first FET. Alongside this and perhaps most importantly our surrogate felt supported throughout the process. We would highly recommend them.
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(2019, USA Parents) We worked with Dr. Daneshmand at SDFC, and we can't recommend him more highly. He was extremely knowledgeable, caring, taking his time with us, answering all of our questions. They aren't the cheapest option out there, but we only needed to do one transfer and it was successful. Obviously there are other factors involved (and luck), but I believe their professionalism played a great part in this success and have watched friends go with cheaper clinics only to spend much more than we did when the transfers weren't successful. Both our egg donor and surrogate only had positive things to say about their experiences as well - which was really important to us. To give you an idea of how much we like them: no one, not us, not the egg donor, not the surrogate, lived in CA, but we flew everyone out because that's how much we believed in SDFC. They were so professional and kind - highest recommendation!!
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(2019, USA parents) We felt completely supported by the whole clinic from CEO Lisa Van Dolah, to CFO Debbie Goode, and of course the clinic team headed by Dr Park. We owe our successes to their guidance and support. We were less impressed by the SDFC Egg Donor team and felt that they were less concerned about us than getting the task done. Would recommend looking around for Egg Donor agency options.
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(2019, International Parents) SDFC were the absolute right choice for us. The whole team was incredibly supportive throughout that stage of our journey.
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(2019, USA parents) SDFC and Dr. Park were absolutely a pleasure to work with. They treated you as if you were family and never did I or my husband feel like we were just another number for the clinic. They helped educate us so we could provide informed consent to procedures and making decisions. They really walked along side us in our family building journey and would definitely use them again.
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(2019, International Parents) La clinique est parfaite, seul bémol, elle est extrêmement chère.
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(2019, USA Parents) It was one of the best experiences with a fertility clinic. They were very welcoming and professional. Dr. Said Daneshmand has been with us for several years, he is one of the best fertility doctors around!
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(2019, International Parents) Dr daneshmand est très compétant, humain, gentil à l'écoute absolument professionnel
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(2019, International Parents) We started the journey with Dr Kettle which, whilst OK, led to two failed journeys. We were then fortunate to be able to move to Dr Daneshmand who was outstanding. Caring, kind, available, informative and very sensitive with the surrogate. We can't rate him highly enough and the team he works with. His first transfer and we were blessed with the birth of our baby daughter.
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(2019, International Parents) Fantastic clinic, fantastic staff, responsive, efficient and professional whilst ensuring a very human touch also.
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(2019, International Parents) SDFC is an excellent clinic Doctor Daneshman and his team are really efficient, friendly and available for any question
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(2019, USA Parents) San Diego Fertility Center is an amazing clinic with really kind, knowledgeable doctors and nurses. We needed multiple attempts before our surrogate became pregnant, but that was really down to the biology of the surrogate. Our team at SDFC worked with us through each attempt, strategizing what we could do definitely to ensure success. We felt that we were in very good hands. They also have an excellent egg donor database, and it was so easy to work with them to create our embryos and then do the transfers.
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(2019, International parents) Dr Daneshmand est à la fois un très bon médecin et très accessible. Il se rend disponible pour les futurs parents, les conseille pour le choix de la donneuse d'ovocyte et de la mère porteuse, les rassure, les informe et les soutient. Son assistante, My, est également très agréable et réactive. Une belle équipe !
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(2019, USA parents) I work with Dr. Said Daneshmand and he is very aimable, professional and responsive. He and his team provided me clear guidance. Overall, it was a good experience.
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(2019, International parents) We were very happy with the reception and the care in the clinic in general. There is a person of French origin who took care of us and helped us a lot. The doctor has high implantation success rates (100% success for us on 2 GPA including twins). For the egg donor, we were able to choose her easily, the criteria on her side were very clear (they don't all agree to donate for homosexual couples or for foreigners). She agreed that her identity be known and that our daughter could contact her when she was 15 if she wished (a contract was signed with our lawyers)
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(2019, USA Parents) Dr. Said and his team are great. He was very informative in the process and supportive during the journey.
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(2019, International Parents) Just awesome!
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(2019, International Parents) Dr Daneshmand and his team at SDFC provided an amazing service for us. We felt confident that everything was being done correctly. Our surrogate felt that she was looked after really well and she was impressed by the attention to detail by all the staff both before and after transfer.
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(2019, International parents) We had a SUPERB experience with Dr Daneshmand at SDFC. We would recommend him to others - and have done so. They looked after us and our amazing surrogate incredibly well and we are so grateful. Very professional and sensitive service, and so helpful and friendly. Dr D reached out to our surrogate personally after the birth to say congratulations and she was very touched by this, as were we.
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(2019, International parents) We were introduced to SDFC through a friend. From the outset we were impressed by their knowledge, professionalism and results. That remained the case throughout. They were fantastic when we travelled to San Diego. They cared for our surrogate as we hoped. They kept us informed and included. Most importantly, they ensured we had a fit and healthy little baby, Freddie, who we adore - and on our first transfer. We could not have hoped for more.
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(2018, USA parents) Look no further than Dr. Parks, she was the partner I needed to get the job done.
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(2018, USA Parents) They are incredible from start to finish. They are truly on your side and want nothing but success. Dr. Park and her staff were top notch and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone local or not. Their in-house donor program is fantastic as well and a great way to help save money without needing an egg donor agency.
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(2018, International parents) We loved working with Dr Daneshmand and his medical tea. They were very kind, informative and caring during the sperm donation, egg donation and transfer processes. We definitely recommend working with them. However, their finance department was less than 100% efficient. As we were working with a GC who had previously been matched with other IPs for a journey that did not proceed in the end, several of her tests had already been paid for. As we had already paid in full, these had to be credited back to us. When approached about this, our questions were initially met with silence, and later animosity. Our surrogacy agency had to step in to sort this out.
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(2018, International parents) The professional and totally friendly team at SDFC made our journey smooth and most importantly successful. They honestly felt like old friends in that they were as excited as we were. Always professional but seemed to really love their work and invested in the families they were helping. They shared our joy when the news was good and also worked through our concerns when things got difficult or confusing for us. The quality of treatment was amazing we had great results and have a healthy happy son. We received great advice and were supported in every decision. For example I kept asking if we should transfer two embryos into our surrogate, I think I asked that a dozen times because of anxiety about success. They always talked me through the options , explained the reasons why this or that would be best and helped me make an informed choice that single transfer was best. I wasn't choosing out of fear. They were excellent at communicating and coordinating us internationally. We came from Australia. We would recieved prompt and detailed responses. They answered any concerns. And they're just a friendly and funny group of people. Lots of love during a journey that should be full of love.
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(2018, USA parents) Great clinic with great service . Our RE - Dr. Park was fantastic. Really felt well taken care of. We were disappointed that our first 3 picks for egg donors were all unavailable although their website did not indicate this.
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(2018, USA parents) Words cannot describe how amazing SDFC was for our journey. The level of professionalism, the quality of care, and the level of warmth and personalization of care exuded by all staff members at SDFC are all characteristics that deserve the highest accolades. Dr. Park and her supporting staff provided us with the level of care we did not expect, especially for a high volume clinic such as SDFC. We had one failed transfer; however, Dr. Park and her team dusted off their shoulders and got right back to work on our second transfer, which successfully resulted in the birth of our son. We will definitely use SDFC again for our second journey.
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(2018, International parents) Everyone was so professional and friendly. I was truly made to feel like family. Very helpful considering I was and international guest.
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(2018, USA parents) We were referred to SDFC- Dr Daneshmand from our agency Simple Surrogacy. He was truly awesome!! Dr Daneshmand has awesome bedside manner, so much that our experienced surrogate would only work with Dr D. Dr D was there for us throughout our journey. Our first transfer resulted in an ectopic and Dr D personally discussed with us the situation and was readily available for any questions we had, before during and after. Our 2nd transfer resulted in two healthy full term twins. We used SDFC for our egg donor as well, their donor pool is pretty large with active donors and a great website to review profiles of potential donors. The match was fast within a week or so and testing on the donor began within weeks of the match. I highly recommend both Dr Dandeshmand/SDFC and their egg donor pool for your journey.
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(2018, International parents) très bonne clinique qui a toujours été là pour nous
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2018, International Parents) The whole team at SDFC is extremely friendly and empathic yet super professional. They are absolute experts in what they do and we were lucky enough to get pregnant with the first transfer. Highly recommended if you are looking for the highest level of expertise and quality (and are willing to pay its price).
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(2018, International Parents) This clinic and the doctor we met was amazing. Our doctor can speak French and that can be very helpful. He was very professional and accessible. The first cycle was a success they really help us to select the right surrogate profil and also the right donor.
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Dr. Parks is the BEST
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(2018, International parents) Dr Susanna Park and her team at SDFC provided us with an excellent journey. We also used an SDFC egg donor. I cannot praise SDFC enough for the very professional service that we received. Good communication, great facilities (which we had a very thorough tour of), really friendly, fun and ultra efficient staff throughout the whole process. I cannot say enough good things about SDFC. I am very happy to highly recommend Dr Susanna Park and her team. Being from London, I think we got very lucky in selecting this clinic/team for our journey. We met Dr Park and her colleagues at the MHB Conference in New York for the first time in November 2016. It all started for us from that meeting. We now have a gorgeous little boy :-)
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(2018, International Parents) Doctor Said Daneshmand is simply amazing!!!
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(2018, International parents) We are extremely happy to have worked with SDFC for this journey. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable about the entire process. We could contact them at any time with questions and they would immediately know who we were and where we were at. The team is awesome and so friendly. Dr Daneshmand is a miracle worker and he managed to get our surrogate pregnant on the first transfer. He is friendly, accessible and has extremely great bedside matters. Both our surrogate and ourselves highly recommend working with SDFC. In case we have a second surrogacy we will definitely use their services again! without a doubt!
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(2018, International parents) Super helpful and supportive. Responded to worried emails with personal called at all times of day and night from Dr Daneshmand. Dr D is an amazing, supportive and realist Dr, we credit him with our one cycle success. We believe his passion and dedication to help create families is the secret ingredient to his success.
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(2018, International parents) Un soutien tout au long du parcours par Dr Daneshmand, des informations et des skypes à chacune de nos demandes
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(2018, USA parents) We have previously submitted a review as part of the survey. They were awesome.
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(2018, International parents) I have already connected a few intended parents to SDFC as their care and support were incredible. It was an honour to go back and introduce my newborn son to them. Every member of staff is phenomenal
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(2018, International Parents) SDFC statistics speak for themselves. They are THE BEST. But what was appreciated more than anything was the fact that they were responsive, caring and thoughtful, whereas some agencies I spoke to seemed arrogant or pushy. I've already referred about a dozen people to SDFC and have several friends on their journey
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(2018, USA parents) We used SDFC as our fertility clinic and egg donor agency, and had an amazing experience. The medical team is highly professional and responsive - our nurse coordinator, Megan, and physician, Dr. Park, thoroughly explained every medical aspect and were always there to speedily answer any questions. The actual facility in San Diego is very pleasant, and we had a very positive experience when we flew down for the embryo transfer. Our journey was a little bumpy: our first embryo transfer was successful, but our surrogate had a miscarriage after a few weeks. SDFC were there for us, helping us figure out how to proceed and to thoroughly explain the medical aspects. Megan and Dr. Park stayed in touch even after our surrogate was released from SDFC's care, and we felt that we could always consult with them. SDFC egg donor bank is large and very convenient to search. We wholeheartedly recommend SDFC to any prospective IPs, and will definitely retain their services again for any future journey.
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(2017, International parents) SDFC was one of the two best decisions we made next to our Agency. They were top, top notch and Dr.D and his staff were not only one of the most professional teams we had encountered on our 6 year journey, but they helped us achieve a beautiful little bundle of joy on the first try. ... can't say enough from 2 very proud parents !
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(2017, USA parents) Dr Daneshmand and his team were fantastic and a pleasure to work with!
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(2017, USA parents) SDFC and Dr. Daneshmand was a clinic recommended by a few surrogacy professionals. We decided we needed a fresh start and moved our embryos to SDFC and have been thrilled ever since. Dr. D and the rest of the SDFC were phenomenal. I received prompt responses to questions within 24 hours, I could even text questions and get answers. SDFC took care of the psychological evaluation for our surrogate as well, which saved us time finding a qualified Psychologist., I got to speak directly to the Psychologist to review her evaluation. The transfer went smoothly and resulted in a healthy live birth. The team at SDFC continued to check in on our progress throughout the journey and asked for updates, including pictures of our newborn. If I had questions (even after we had transitioned to the OB), Dr. D would answer them. We successfully thawed one embryo and only had to do one transfer. The entire staff was always positive and engaging, knowing how many transfers and surrogates that we had worked with previously. They also have great financial options to ensure that we would go home with a live baby -- and were willing to work on a payment plan for us to support our journey with them. I am glad we chose to work with them when we decided to start over with a new clinic - we now have a healthy son thanks to Dr. D, Debbie, Susanna, Barbara and Michelle.
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(2017, USA parents) Dr. Susana Park and Megan B. our nurse were amazing. From the minute we met with them at San Diego Fertility Center we knew we were in good hands. Both are highly competent professionals. During our 21 month journey Dr. Park and Megan were available for the ups and downs. They are a fantastic team who held our hand with patience, knowledge and sincerity. Each time we recieved news (both good and not so good) they took the time to explain it to us in detail. They are serious about their jobs and take your journey seriously as well. They are both compassionate and excellent communicnators and I could not highly recommend them enough. We would not hesitate to work with Dr. Park and Megan for another journey in the future.
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(2017, International parents) Fantastic Clinic and staff. I could speak to Dr Daneshmand whenever I needed , he was always available and made me feel I was his only client. Really an amazing experience.
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(2017, International parents) This clinic is amazing! Do yourself a favour and make contact with them for your consultation.
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(2017, International parents) premier essai avec cette clinique premiere réussite contrairement aux cliniques canadiennes. réactivité et professionnalisme au rdv, couts similaires au cliniques canada quand on compare tous les coûts .
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(2017, USA parents) Dr. Park was wonderful. We felt in such good hands throughout the process. We would never think doing this again with anybody but Dr. Park.
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(2017, USA parents) Dr. Brooke Friedman at SDFC is extremely meticulous, thorough, kind, warm, smart, and accessible. She took the time to answer all of our questions and was very honest about setting realistic expectations. After three failed transfers for myself, Dr. Friedman was very straight forward, but sensitive, that she felt surrogacy was the best option for us. Her guidance helped us make some heart wrenching decisions which ultimately led us to have our miracle baby! We are SOOO very grateful to SDFC and to Dr. Friedman. We will be starting on a sibling surrogacy journey with SDFC again soon.
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(2017, USA parents) We loved working with SDFC!! They were some of the most helpful and positive people. They were very quick when responding during the early stages of our journey, and thoroughly kept us informed. Our nurse Megan was amazing! She was caring, personable and really made the process more enjoyable and less stressful. We made the trip to San Diego and everyone was so welcoming and we got to be in the room for our transfer. Dr. Park was great and we felt like they did everything to get the best results possible. We can't say enough about San Diego Fertility and we highly recommend them!
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(2017, USA parents) SDFC was amazing start to finish. Everyone we worked with was caring, supportive, and knowledgeable. They were always available to answer questions. We had the best experience and would recommend them as one of the top fertility clinics in the country.
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(2016, USA parents) Dr. Park is amazing. The staff (especially Chris) is amazing. There are a lot of hiccups and stress points of this type of journey. The SDFC was not one of them. They are communicative and supportive. It took a few tries admittedly, but these things do happen (and one of the failed attempts was completely unavoidable by SDFC). I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
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(2015, International parents) Very professional and friendly people: the clinic has our highest recommendation. Very responsive to questions in a professional way. We opted for an open relationship with the egg donor; this was asked to her during the selection process. It worked out very well, and I would recommend intended parents to go for single embryo transfer.
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(2015, International parents) Working with SDFC was a fantastic experience. Being a Physician myself, it was really great being able to talk with my clinician and discuss the pros and cons of various options and strategies including th more esoteric ones. After having 3 failed attempts with our previous clinic (NEFI) this was particularly salient as the clinicain there was unwilling to consider any other opinion suggested to him. Our Surrogate also felt the same as she felt the staff and facilities were way superior and she felt that her care was more individualised and targeted. The fact that they had access to a fabulous pool of egg donors was great as we managed to get one who ticked almost all our boxes. we are so impressed that family and friends are all wanting to use them.
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SDFC and Dr. Park are simply the best. Hands down. The staff was incredible and so helpful. They always walked us through the process and explained processes thoroughly. Dr. Park was compassionate yet realistic and made sure we were always best informed about anything during the process. Would recommend them again and again.
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Fertility Clinic Satisfaction

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Overall Score 171 Reviews

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9.6
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of the journey)
9.9
Responsive, informative and supportive
9.5
Egg donor options, screening and matching
9.5
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
10.0
Accommodation of international parents
9.8

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