June 15, 2014. One of the premier fertility centers in New Jersey, offering advanced treatment for infertility, has opened an office at the Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health (at 377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 220).
The Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Science at St. Barnabas (IRMS) offers state-of-the-art treatments that include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), ICSI, blastocyst transfer, single embryo transfer (SET), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), egg and embryo freezing, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), egg and sperm donation, gestational surrogacy and fertility preservation for cancer patients.
"Those who live and work in Hudson County can now take advantage of world class fertility services without the inconvenience of going into Manhattan," said Dr. Michael Bimonte, chairman of OB/gyn at Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health. "When you consider that about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15 - 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, a number that increases dramatically for women in their 30s and 40s, there is a real need for fertility specialists like IRMS, which has an excellent reputation in successfully treating patients with particularly challenging infertility circumstances."
Over the years, patients have been referred to IRMS at Saint Barnabas from dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as North and South America and almost every state in the union. Many of these patients come to IRMS after having failed to become pregnant with treatment near their home.
In addition, patients with complex infertility requirements often find it difficult to be accepted for treatment at IVF programs, or are diverted from standard infertility care to an egg donation track. IRMS recognizes the particular needs of the challenging patient, as well as the importance to both individual patients and the medical community by offering advanced treatment to all who have a reasonable expectation of success. This includes the use of innovative clinical and laboratory procedures like PGD and CGH.
Dr. Stephanie Marshall Thompson is spearheading the IRMS expansion to Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health. A reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, Dr. Thompson did her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and her residency at New York University Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School.
IRMS participates in all major insurance plans. For more information, call 201-963-7640.
Contact: Howard Matzner/Steven Clark